Bilingual tales for language learners

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Jack and the Beanstalk

A well-meaning young man steals from giants because he wants his mother to be happy — But then he gets greedy! Will he become “richer than the richest man in the world”?

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three hungry goats accidentally wake a troll on their way to eat the tall green grass in the meadow. This story has some fun repetition and a surprising amount of chocolate cake.

Hansel and Gretel

Two children, a woodcutter, a stepmother and an evil witch come together in this story about food, feelings, confusing directions, and how to make roast boy with carrots and gravy.


Cinderella is kind, intelligent, and loves to tell jokes. Will she go to the King’s ball? What will she wear? Will the prince laugh at her jokes? And what happens to the cat?

The Bird and the Whale

A poignant original story about a bird and a whale who fall in love, in spite of their differences. But then the weather turns cold... Warning: This story has been known to make adults cry.

Chicken Little

In this updated version of the story, Chicken Little reads a scary headline on the internet. It says: THE SKY IS FALLING. Of course, he read it on the internet... it must be true! Lots of repetition and silly voices in this short tale. Watch out for the fox!

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