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Cover for The Court Cards

The Court Cards

This this story, a little boy named William has a castle so large that it takes up a whole table top! The castle is painted so that it seemed to be built out of red brick and it ha ...

Cover for Moving Day

Moving Day

I had already made two surprise visits to my friend Ole, who looked after the tower. I usually went to see him around New Year, but this time, when I went to see him for the third ...

Cover for God Can Never Die

God Can Never Die

'Out under God's blue heaven, where fields and meadows were covered with greens and flowers, all the little birds rejoiced. While joy and contentment were everywhere outside, in th ...

Cover for 'Folks Say -'

'Folks Say -'

'Folks often say one thing and mean another. Folks say so much that means so little.' Discover this less-known story by the beloved Hans Christian Andersen. Hans Christian Andersen ...

Cover for Danish Popular Legends 

Danish Popular Legends 

'Denmark is rich in old legends of heroes, of churches and manor houses, of hills and fields, and of the bottomless moorland. These stories date from the days of the great plague, ...

Cover for Croak!


All the birds of the forest long for a new, good journal - a critical newspaper such as humans have so many of! The songbirds want an impartial music critic... Discover this less k ...

Cover for A String of Pearls 

A String of Pearls 

In Denmark, the railway is a string of pearls. In Europe, the pearls of this necklace are Paris, London, Vienna and Naples. Here, we see six pearls of the Danish railway and quickl ...

Cover for The Butterfly

The Butterfly

The butterfly had decided to marry, so he went off in search of the prettiest flower. He first asked a daisy for advice, but quickly understood that he must make his choice alone, ...

Cover for Children’s Prattle

Children’s Prattle

One day, a great meeting of noble children was held in the merchant’s house. Two little girls boasted about the fame and wealth of their parents. A poor boy, was peaking in through ...

Cover for Two Brothers

Two Brothers

Two brothers lived on a small Danish island in a small house with a red-tiled roof. They were very different from one another and probably still knew little about what the future h ...

Cover for A Story from the Sand Dunes

A Story from the Sand Dunes

This story comes to us from the dunes of Jylland in Denmark, but it begins in Spain, where a young couple were blissfully happy. The only thing missing to make their happiness comp ...

Cover for Ole, the Tower-Keeper

Ole, the Tower-Keeper

My friend Ole was an intelligent curious man with a great deal of knowledge. He had never obtained what he wanted from Men so he retired and lived as a hermit, alone at the top of ...

Cover for The Wind Tells about Valdemar Daae and His Daughters

The Wind Tells about Valdemar Daae and His Daughters

The wind blows everywhere, pushing the clouds, slipping through the cracks in the walls and so sees lots of things we cannot see. This is why it knows so many stories: here, it tel ...

Cover for The Stone of the Wise Man

The Stone of the Wise Man

Far away, towards the Far East, the sun tree could be found, a huge tree, bigger than any tree imaginable. A whole palace was perched in its highest branches and the inhabitant of ...

Cover for Soup on a Sausage Peg

Soup on a Sausage Peg

During the mouse king’s feast, many dishes were served one after the other. There were so many that one might have thought two meals were being served! At the end of this orgy, the ...

Cover for The Marsh King’s Daughter

The Marsh King’s Daughter

From generation to generation, storks have been telling and handing down stories. Two are heard more often than the others: the first is that of Moses, which a lot of us know, but ...

Cover for The Jewish Girl

The Jewish Girl

Sara was the only Jewish child at her Catholic school. She was also the most intelligent. In religious lessons, she could not listen to the teacher: her mother’s last wish was that ...

Cover for The Money-Box

The Money-Box

There were many toys in the bedroom and the proudest of all was the money-box: she sat above the wardrobe and knew that, in her belly, she had all she needed to buy all the other t ...

Cover for A Leaf from Heaven

A Leaf from Heaven

Once upon a time there was an angel from heaven who flew above the earth with a leaf of paradise in his hands. He dropped it while kissing it and the tiny leaf landed on the earth ...

Cover for Two Maidens

Two Maidens

The "maidens" are tools used by pavers to push down paving stones. One day, it was decided that they would be called "hand rammers" and not "maidens", but the tools themselves did ...

Cover for Heartache


When an old man’s dog died, his grandchildren buried the poor pet and set up a fine gravestone. It seemed respectful and nice of them. Until they started asking for admission fees ...

Cover for The Old Tombstone

The Old Tombstone

One evening, in a house, a family comes together. In the courtyard is an old gravestone, still in one piece, but whose epitaph is partially obscured. This is the subject of the fam ...

Cover for The Swan's Nest

The Swan's Nest

"Between the Baltic and the North seas is an old swan’s nest, which is called Denmark: swans are born here, whose names will never die." This is the story of the swans, who, in anc ...

Cover for The Puppet-show Man

The Puppet-show Man

There was once a theatre director who lived on an ocean liner and he was very happy. He was a theatre director and he carried all his actors in a small suitcase: they were puppets. ...

Cover for The Silent Book

The Silent Book

In a farmyard, in the middle of a forest, was a coffin, inside which lay an elderly scholar. In his hands was a book and between its pages were dried leaves and flowers full of sto ...