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Two woodcutters discover a baby where a shooting star falls - but the child it becomes is both beautiful and cruel.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A modern fairy tale about the selfless acts of a golden statue and a migrating swallow.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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A romantic nightingale comes to the aid of a lovesick student who has a single day to find a red rose.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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A fisherman accidently captures and falls in love with a mermaid but must make a sacrifice to be with her. A fairytale, reminiscent of The Little Mermaid, parodying usual divisions between body and soul.
- Length: 36 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. Magic that nevertheless was very real, very powerful, and very frightening.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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A soldier risks his life to uncover the secret of twelve beautiful princesses.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Fluttering into the air, she stretched stiffly and looked over the suburban garden. Her breath steamed in the air. “One more day,” she said brightly.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Hoover had been the runt of his mother’s fourth litter. He was so small and weak at birth his parents worried he would not get enough to eat or would be smushed by the other babies as they slept, but Mama Muridae had faith in her little pup.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Classic fable. Moral: Appearances can be deceptive.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Becca laughed and smiled at her brother ruefully. She wished she could go, but something in her heart felt heavy.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Eventually, some of the bravest voles offered to join Mr. Vole, and they formed a secret club which they called the 'Resistance.'
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
“This is the one with the four suspects – all students of the watercolour artist who was found dead on the floor after teaching an art class.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Beth wore her favorite pink smock. It had bottomless pockets perfect for carrying important things like handfuls of rubber bands, marbles the color of oceans, a red shoelace, a spoon, and two troops of plastic soldiers- one blue and one green.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. Magic that nevertheless was very real, very powerful, and very frightening.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Once upon a time, in a small village snuggled into the side of a wooded valley, lived a candlemaker.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Oowama loved mud. As large as a school bus, though many times longer, the giant worm swam and played along the muddy lakes and streams.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
People told tales of long, long ago, when they used to enjoy Halloween, dressing up, knocking on doors showing off their fine costumes, playing something called Trick or Treat and, it used to be fun, but not anymore.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Peter was tired. After 10 years of holding together the paperwork for “Johnson, A.P. – SSN 555-66-33xx,” his tensile strength was fading; he could feel his molecules beginning to degrade.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
Fluttering into the air, she stretched stiffly and looked over the suburban garden. Her breath steamed in the air. “One more day,” she said brightly.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
In a forgotten corner of the city, at the end of a nondescript back alley, was a small health food shop. It had been there more than forty years and was once popular.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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