The Fairies

The Fairies Once upon a time there lived a widow with two daughters. The elder was often mistaken for her mother, so like her was she both in nature and in looks; parent and child being so disagreeable and arrogant that no one could live with them. The younger girl, who took after her father…

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs Once upon a time there were three little pigs, who left their mummy and daddy to see the world. All summer long, they roamed through the woods and over the plains, playing games and having fun. None were happier than the three little pigs, and they easily made friends with everyone….

Blue Beard

Blue Beard Once upon a time there was a man who owned splendid town and country houses, gold and silver plate, tapestries and coaches gilt all over. But the poor fellow had a blue beard, and this made him so ugly and frightful that there was not a woman or girl who did not run…

The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden When Joan was on her own she had a secret game she liked to play. She had found a little place under the hedge where moss and leaves made a tiny green cave. It was too small for Joan to climb into, but it was just the right size for playing fairy…

Peter Pan

Peter Pan Wendy, John, and Michael Darling lived in London. One night, Wendy woke to find a strange boy sitting on the floor who was crying. “My name is Wendy,” she said. “Who are you? Why are you crying? “I’m Peter Pan,” the boy replied. “I’m crying because my shadow won’t stick to me.” “Don’t…