Fairy Tales in Spanish

Retold by The Fable Cottage

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


Once there was a girl with skin blanca como la nieve who was un pelín more beautiful than the queen. A story of magic mirrors, multiple dwarfs, poisoned apples, and ScrabbleTM

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 El enano saltarín

When a rich fabricante de sombreros tells people that his daughter can turn paja into gold, the king makes him prove it (or be fed to the cocodrilos!)

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A story about a girl with largo cabello who lives in una alta torre with no escaleras. But it's also about different kinds of héroe, and the things we do to live felices para siempre.

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El traje nuevo del emperador

A vain emperador loves bragging about his own intelligence. But when a dishonest sastre sells him, the emperor discovers who the real bobo is.

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La Cenicienta

Cinderella is kind and intelligent, but also muy desdichada. She has two selfish hermanastras and a mean madrastra. Will she go to the baile del rey and meet el príncipe?

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Jack y Los Frijoles Mágicos

Jack goes to market to sell their cow, and comes back with cinco frijoles negros. Will those beans make him más rico que el hombre más rico del mundo?

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Hansel y Gretel

Hansel and Gretel get lost in el bosque and find a cottage hecho de chocolate y caramelos. But then they also meet una bruja mala... Will Hansel become niño asado?

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Los Tres Chivitos Traviesos

As you know, goats eat grass todo el tiempo. So what happens when three hungry goats meet un trol más grosero y gruñón on the way to eat la hierba on the other side of the bridge?

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Pollito Tito

A modern adaptation of Chicken Little written in the present tense: Pollito Tito reads a scary headline on the internet, and runs off to warn everyone. What fun! 

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El Pájaro y la Ballena

A bittersweet story about un pájaro and una ballena who meet and fall in love one summer. But then the weather turns cold. Warning: this story has been known to make adults cry.

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Keep that learning going! We've created some fun after-reading activities to go along with our stories.

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