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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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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 spectacular party is thrown in honour of the Infanta of Spain's birthday; there are actors, jugglers, magicians - and a dancing dwarf. A heart-wrenching tale about inner and outer beauty.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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At the marriage of a handsome prince to a beautiful princess, a spectacular firework display is planned. This is the story of those fireworks - and one very important rocket in particular.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: U
4 Stars
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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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The story of young prince, brought up as a goatherd, who becomes king on the death of his father and develops a deep fascination with the beautiful objects his wealth affords him.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: U
4 Stars
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Classic fable. Moral: Slow but steady progress wins the race.
- Length: 1 page
- 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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Classic fable. Moral: There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Classic fable. Moral: The worth of material weath comes from what you do with it.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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Classic fable. Moral: It is best to prepare for days of need.
- Length: 1 page
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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A prince's mother takes steps to ensure her son marrys a real princess.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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An emperor whose only ambition is to be well dressed falls victim to a couple of visiting swindlers.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The mother of a brood of beautiful ducklings gets a surprise when her final, largest egg hatches.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The story of a pretty young girl who unwittingly puts on a pair of magic shoes.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: U
4 Stars
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