Our stories

Bedtime stories to read online. Here you’ll find notoriously familiar tales but also fables, folk stories, educational stories, sleep stories, and legends from all around the world. We work hard to cover every corner of storytelling.

Cinderella

Cinderella

28
 min
5
+

In one of the most famous classic fairy tales of all time, we learn about modest Cinderella, who has to stand the heartless behaviour of her stepmother and half-sisters. However, thanks to the help of a magic fairy, she will finally have a happy ending.

The Story of Japanese Chrysanthemum

The Story of Japanese Chrysanthemum

8
 min
3
+

This Japanese story explains why the chrysanthemum – a hugely adored flower of the Orient – has so many petals. It is thanks to a mother who saved her sick child with her wit.

The Motor Coach

The Motor Coach

10
 min
3
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It’s in our nature to replace old things with new things – things that are nicer and more modern. An old Motor Coach learned that the hard way. He couldn’t keep up with the demand of the modern times and was replaced with better, much faster high-speed trains.

Thumbelina

Thumbelina

20
 min
8
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A classic story by the world-famous author Hans Christian Andersen.Various traps await the charming Thumbelina. First, she is kidnapped by a frog who wants Thumbelina as a bride for her son, and later she is threatened with marriage to a blind, heartless mole. Eventually she finds her longed for happiness and love.

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

9
 min
3
+

A famous story by Hans Christian Andersen about a duckling which thought it was ugly.The duck hatches a nest full of beautiful yellow ducklings, but one of them (which hatched last) is somewhat grey. Every animal mocks him, so the duckling decides to leave so as not to suffer their laughter.

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

15
 min
3
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This is a well-known fairy tale about three playful piglets who decide that each of them should build their own house by the river. The two smallest piglets didn’t feel like working at all and wanted to have this task done as soon as possible. However, the hungry wolf abused their laziness.

The Owl’s Story

The Owl’s Story

8
 min
3
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This Puerto Rican legend explains why owls only come out at night. The reason lies in the fact that a long time ago, there was a great celebration, at which the other birds kindly helped the owl. However, she did not pay them back with the same coin at all, and on the contrary, abused their willingness to help.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

25
 min
8
+

One of Andersen's most famous and beautiful fairy tales.A touching story about the love of a little mermaid who falls in love with a prince. Because of love, the mermaid becomes human and sacrifices not only her voice, but ultimately her own life.

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

12
 min
8
+

This touching story reminds us to be more attentive, empathetic, and caring. It has a sad ending and is about a poor girl who wanders the streets alone in winter. No one either notices, or helps her.

The King’s Secret

The King’s Secret

8
 min
5
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This Irish legend tells of King Maon and the secret he was extremely ashamed of. However, no secret can be kept secret forever. Eventually, the king has to face his greatest fear – the fear of shame and ridicule.

The Honest Woodcutter

The Honest Woodcutter

5
 min
5
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Honesty pays off.A woodcutter was cutting a tree when his ax slipped and fell to the bottom of the mountain stream. Luckily for him, Mercury, the god of water, saw how miserable the woodcutter was and decided to help. But not before he had tested him.

The Gingerbread House - Hansel and Gretel

The Gingerbread House - Hansel and Gretel

17
 min
3
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A story from a collection of fairy tales compiled by the Brothers Grimm.The story is about two siblings who get lost in a forest and come across a gingerbread house. However, they have no idea yet that there is a danger waiting for them: an evil witch.