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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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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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On a cold winter's night, a penniless young girl is left selling matches on the street.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The story of a young mermaid who falls in love with a prince from above the waves.
- Length: 22 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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The adventures of a tiny girl who is found inside the petals of a Tulip.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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A dark tale of abandoned children featuring the celebrated gingerbread house.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars
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When a woodcutter boasts to a king that his daughter can spin gold from straw, she is forced to make a pact with a strange little man.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: U
5 Stars