Folk stories

Storytelling is the cornerstone of civilization. Thanks to stories, humans have preserved and passed on intellectual achievements and moral values for millennia. Let’s celebrate the diversity of humankind by reading those stories to our kids.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

9
 min
5
+

A jealous witch wanted to have the beautiful Rapunzel all to herself, so she locked her up in a tower with no door. The only way up there was on Rapunzel’s long, golden plait. A prince, however, decided to thwart the witch’s plans and set Rapunzel free.

The Golden Thread

The Golden Thread

13
 min
5
+

Hannah's mother's boasting puts a lazy, valiant girl in a difficult situation - she must learn to weave gold. Luckily, a mysterious dwarf offers her a helping hand. But he asks a high price for his help.

The Flying Trunk

The Flying Trunk

24
 min
5
+

A story from a collection of fairy tales compiled by the famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen.An unusual story about the light-hearted son of a merchant, who wastes all of his inherited money. The only thing left of the fortune in the end is a trunk. However, he is a master storyteller, and is able to come up with really interesting fairy tales. Thanks to them, he enchants the royal family itself.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

15
 min
5
+

Never lose your faith, even in hard times. Good will always win in the end.A world famous classic tale about a naïve boy named Aladdin. An evil wizard uses him to obtain a magic lamp. When he gets trapped in the tomb, the powerful genie who lives in the lamp helps 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.

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.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

13
 min
5
+

A classic tale from the of Charles Perrault’s collections about a beautiful princess who falls asleep for a hundred years on the day of her fifteenth birthday. After a long time, rumors about the cursed kingdom, in which everything has fallen into eternal sleep, reach the young prince. He sets his mind to freeing the sleeping princess and saving the whole kingdom.

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.

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

19
 min
5
+

A world famous tale teaches us that lying doesn’t pay off. When a lone woodworker carves out a wooden puppet just for pleasure, it suddenly comes to life. The extraordinary puppet becomes a restless and adventurous boy called Pinocchio. But when he lies, his little nose starts growing.

The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip

11
 min
3
+

All together we can overcome even the most difficult obstacles.A well-known tale about a grandfather who grows such an enormous turnip from a small seed in the garden that he can't even pull it out of the ground. Luckily, he has good helpers and they manage to pull out the turnip all together.

The Daisy

The Daisy

12
 min
8
+

This story of the little flower points to what is really important in life: love, humility, gratitude and consideration for everything around us. The little daisy doesn’t mind not being counted among the favourite flowers in the garden. She enjoys the sun and the singing of the skylark. However, life takes a turn for the worse when she gets trapped with the skylark in a cage - simply for the amusement of the children.

The Three Trees

The Three Trees

15
 min
5
+

Looking for the easiest path doesn’t always pay off.The three brothers go out into the world to look for brides. The two older ones always choose only the easiest path. But the youngest one doesn’t avoid any obstacles. In the end, he is the one who sets the cursed land free and wins the heart of the princess.