Fairy Tales in English

Retold by The Fable Cottage

Some of your favorite tales reinvented, with audio from a native English speaker. These stories are also available in Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Have fun!


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?

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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”?

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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.

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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.

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