short version of the story writen by Marc Twain, The Prince and the pauper.

Once upon a time there were two twin brothers from a royal family that were separated at birth because their family could just maintain one of them.

The one that stayed at the kingdom became the Prince and Tom, the other child, ended up as a beggar.

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None of them knew about the other. But one day, when they were six years old, met at the street and could not believe what they were seeing, it was like having a mirror in front. Continue reading…


This is the story of a King who was really greedy, and as we all know, greed overreaches itself; one may end up with nothing.

King Midas lived in a big palace beside a river. He was very rich, and had a lot of money and luxury. But he wanted more – “I want to be richer!”- used to say.


One day he found a magic lamp and a magician appeared, – “I want to have more treasures than I already have”- Said King Midas. The magician thought that it was an opportunity to teach him a lesson and said – “Your majesty, I can give you a power that would make you the richest man in the world, anything that you touch will turn into gold”. Continue reading…


Once upon a time there lived a beautiful princess named Snow White, she grew up and became ever more beautiful. Her stepmother was very jealous, she could not stand that Snow White was more beautiful than her.

So, one day she ordered a huntsman to take Snow white to the forest and kill her. But the huntsman was not that cruel and freed her – “Snow white, find somewhere to hide and don´t get out”.


Snow White was really sad hanging around the forest when she found a little house and went inside. There was nobody inside, only seven tiny beds in the bedroom and slept on one of them. The seven dwarfs arrived home and found Snow White sleeping.

The stepmother who was actually a witch found out that Snow White was still alive and was living with the seven dwarfs in the woods. She disguised herself as an old woman and went to the woods with a poisoned red apple. Continue reading…


Short Story written by: Ana Maria Amarfil.

Once upon a time, there was a mother duck that laid ten eggs, but one of them was different, it was big and spotted, not like the others which were white and small.

One by one all the eggs broke open, the big egg was the last one, when this one broke open, a curious baby duck appeared, he was gray and bigger than his brothers and sisters.

Children´s stories - the ducks in the lake

The rest of the ducks were always making fun of him, even his brothers and sisters. He looked different. And the poor duck thought that he was the ugliest amongst the others. Continue reading…


Once upon a time, there was a little Shepherd who lived in a town near the woods. His name was Peter, and always was taking care of the flock.

He was always bored and alone on the field, used to play alone, trying to find out how to entertain himself, finally had an idea to have fun at expense of his neighbors.

Short stories - The wolf and the ladder

One day, Peter started to shout –“Help, help! the wolf is coming!”- The alarmed neighbors ran out to help him, but they just found Peter laughing -“Ha, ha, ha, You are so silly, I was joking!”. The neighbors, really angry, went back home. Continue reading…


John was a boy who lived with his father and his big brother in a small town.

John´s brother was really smart; everybody admired him, even his father.  Not like John, who wasn´t special like his brother (or that is what they thought).

One day, John´s brother injured his hand in a domestic accident and started bleeding. His father went to John and said “John, be careful, your brother´s hand is bleeding, don´t look at him, you could be afraid”.

John who didn´t understand his father, asked him – “what is fear?”.-  His father could not believe what he was just saying, – “Do you not know what fear means? Ok, go to the woods and you will discover it”. And that is what John did. Continue reading…


Once upon a time there was a little town called Hamelin, it was located between the montains and it was rounded of precious fields.

One day, a lot of rats started to arrive to Hamelin, the rats were everywhere and the terrified citizens went to plead the town councilors to free them from the plague of rats.

Childrens stories - the tiny little mouse

The Mayor was in his room trying to think of a plan when a young man with a gold flute appeared, and offered him to rid the town of the rats in exchange for one million euros. “If you solve this problem I will pay you” – Said the Mayor. Continue reading…


Once upon a time, there was a young boy that lived on the street with his cat. He had no money and was wearing old clothes. He had little to eat and used to scavenge in garbage bags for him and his cat.

One day the cat realized that his master couldn´t handle this situation any more. So he took a pair of boots a hat and a cape, cleaned them out and put them on.  From that moment, the cat was known as Puss in boots.

The Puss in boots went hunting, captured a wild boar and brought it to the king  - “Sir, here is a magnificent wild boar, which belongs to my lord, the Marquis of Carabas, and which he told me to offer to your majesty”. The King was thankful and that night he and his family had roast wild boar for dinner.

The day after, the cat took his boots and went hunting again, then gave his prey to the king in the name of the Marquis of Carabas. Continue reading…


Once upon a time, there were three little pigs that were going to build a house to be safe of the wolf, who was hanging around some days before, destroying houses to eat the pigs inside.
The three little pigs were different, so each pig built a different house. Fatty was the youngest, he wanted to finish soon, so decided to build a house of straw and then go to play with the other little pigs.
Hammy, the middle brother built a house of sticks, it wouldn’t take him much time either, so he could go to play when he had finished.

Short stories - the scatterbrained fairy
Porky, the oldest brother, decided to build his house of bricks, even if it was going to take him longer, it was going to be a very resistant house and it would be a safe place.

One day the wolf appeared and the three little pigs started to run away to Fatty´s house made of straw. But the wolf huffed and puffed and blew down the house, so the three little pigs started to run away to Hammy´s house.
The furious wolf followed them until the house of sticks, and huffed and puffed and blew down that house too. So they started to run away again to Porky´s house. Continue reading…


A summary of one of the most famous short stories in the world, Little red riding hood. Next, the original short story.


Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Little red riding hood. One day, her mother said: “Little red riding hood, take this basket full of cakes to your grandmother, she is ill, and don´t  get distracted on the way, the forest is dangerous and there is a wolf around.

“Yes Mum!” – Said Little red riding hood.

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Little red riding hood was walking happy to her grandmother’s house, when, suddenly, the wolf appeared.

-          Where are you going, little red riding hood?

-          To my granny´s house, to give her these cakes.

The wolf convinced little red riding hood to take a longer path while he was walking on the short path, so he could arrive before and eat Little red riding hood and her grandmother.

Later, after eating them, the wolf fell asleep beside the river. Suddenly, a woodcutter saw him and took the little girl and her granny out of the wolf´s stomach and saved their lifes.

Then they filled the wolf´s belly of big stones and threw him into the river.



Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she would not have given to the child. Once she gave her a little riding hood of red velvet, which suited her so well that she would never wear anything else; so she was always called ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ Continue reading…