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Snow White
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Once there was a girl with skin as white as snow who was more beautiful than the jealous queen. A story of magic mirrors, multiple dwarfs, poisoned apples, and ScrabbletM

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A hungry fox is walking through the forest one morning when he sees a crow with some cheese in his beak. But how can the fox get the cheese? A short story in the present tense.

Chicken Little
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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!

Rumpelstiltskin
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When a rich hat-maker tells people that his daughter can turn hay into gold, the king makes him prove it (or be fed to the crocodiles!)

Rapunzel
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A girl with long hair lives in a tower, with a witch as her only friend... until one night when she hears a strange voice down below. This is a story of resilience, herbs, heroes, and happily ever after.

The Emperor's New Clothes
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A vain emperor loves bragging about his own intelligence. But when a dishonest tailor sells him some new clothes, he discovers who the real nincompoop is.

The Bird and the Whale
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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.

Cinderella
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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?

Jack and the Beanstalk
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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”?

Hansel and Gretel
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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.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
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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.

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