Italian Children's Stories

retold by The Fable Cottage

Children's stories translated into Italian with optional English translation and slow audio from a native Italian speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Enjoy!

I Tre Capretti Furbetti

Three hungry capretti meet un orco on their way to eat l'erba alta e verde in the meadow. Will they outsmart him? Or will he have goat per colazione? (And do goats really eat torta al cioccolato?)

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Hansel e Gretel

Hansel and Gretel get lost in il bosco and find a cottage fatte di cioccolata. But then they also meet una strega cattiva... Will Hansel become bambino arrosto con carote e patate? Or can they come up with un piano?

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Jack e il Fagiolo Magico

L’inverno is coming. Jack goes to market to sell their cow, and comes back with cinque fagioli neri instead of cinque monete d’oro. Will those beans make him più ricco dell’uomo più ricco del mondo?

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Cenerentola

Cinderella is sveglia e buona, but she's also molto infelice. She has two selfish sorellastre and a mean matrigna. But she also has una fata madrina... Will she go to the ballo del re and meet il principe?

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Il Gabbiano e la Balena

A seagull and a whale fall in love one summer, but then the weather turns cold. If a whale can't fly and a seagull can't swim, where will they live together? This story originally appeared on our other website, The Italian Experiment.

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Il Polletto Carletto

Chicken Little gets an update for the Facebook era. Poletto Carletto reads a story on the internet that says "IL CIELO STA CADENDO!" Hysteria ensues. Enjoy the repetition and silly voices! This story originally appeared on our other website, The Italian Experiment.

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