Ecology stories

What happens to the paper or glass we throw away? What would it be like if there were eight suns in the sky instead of one? Balance in nature is extremely important and even small changes can have big impacts on the environment. These stories help us to teach children more about the environment and thus provide them with the foundations for a responsible and considerate approach to nature.

A Raindrop

A Raindrop

7
 min
3
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A little schoolgirl called Jane is stuck because it's raining outside and she got soaked without an umbrella. However, when she meets a magical raindrop, she learns from it how important rain is to all of us - and what a long journey awaits every drop in the natural world.

The Vanishing Pond

The Vanishing Pond

7
 min
3
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This short tale illustrates the magic of the water cycle. Water can have different forms, and changes form depending on the weather.Forest animals learn how important water is when the sun drinks it all from the pond. They also get to know that it has a magical power – water can take many forms.

The Sea Mother's Story

The Sea Mother's Story

10
 min
3
+

All of the fish disappear from the sea suddenly, and the people of a seaside village begin to suffer from hunger. But one young boy decides to find out the cause of this disaster and unexpectedly finds himself transported to a place under water. There he meets the mother of the sea herself, who reveals to him what has been happening…

The Poplar

The Poplar

12
 min
3
+

Unlike other children, Joe is not happy to visit the library at all, because he does not enjoy reading very much. But that changes when a tree in a book suddenly talks to him and tells him the story about how many lives it has had. It has certainly led an interesting life…

Why the Sun Never Married

Why the Sun Never Married

7
 min
3
+

This Bulgarian legend tells how the sun planned to get married, but the promised wedding never happened. The wedding plans were thwarted by a little hedgehog. She understood the unfortunate results the heat of an entire sunny family in the sky would have. This fairy tale touches on current environmental issues.

How the Rabbit and the Fox Tried to Cook

How the Rabbit and the Fox Tried to Cook

11
 min
3
+

Richard the rabbit and his friend, Freya the fox, set out to collect strawberries and raspberries. Instead, they find a pile of unknown fruit in the forest. Is it really fruit? Or just a pieces of litter people have left?

The Eight Suns

The Eight Suns

6
 min
5
+

This traditional story from Laos is about the eight suns that once burned the earth with their strong beams - every day! Only thanks to a clever archer and a rooster did the world manage to strike a balance. With its environmental theme, this old legend is also relevant nowadays.

How Rupert Skynose Definitely Discovered Infinity

How Rupert Skynose Definitely Discovered Infinity

6
 min
8
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Astronomer Rupert Skynose longs to discover the infinite, so he searches the stars night after night. When his telescope breaks, it may seem like a disaster, but it is actually this accident with the broken glass lens that sets Rupert on the right track.

How Granny Maryann Forgot About Workplace Safety

How Granny Maryann Forgot About Workplace Safety

7
 min
8
+

Granny Maryann is cleaning the glass recycling factory, like she does every day, but this time her order is disturbed by the disruptive spider Servus and his web. In the heat of the moment, Maryann forgets about safety at work. It would have ended tragically - if it hadn't been for the unexpected help of Servus.