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Cover for Great-Grandfather


My grandfather, who became a great-grandfather with the birth of the son of my brother, Frederik, was a profoundly good man. He loved us greatly and loved telling us stories. But, ...

Cover for Godfather's Picture Book

Godfather's Picture Book

When I was a child, my godfather offered me a picture book for Christmas every year. He made the books himself and the best part was when he looked at the pictures with us and told ...

Cover for Dance, Dance, Doll of Mine!

Dance, Dance, Doll of Mine!

Even though Aunt Malle thinks that the young student who has come to teach Amalie’s brothers does not know how to deal with children, Amalie gets on very well with him and understa ...

Cover for What Happened to the Thistle

What Happened to the Thistle

Apart from the milkmaid’s donkey, no one paid much attention to the mighty thistle that lived just behind the hedge, outside of the seigniorial garden. Until the day that a beautif ...

Cover for Chicken Grethe's Family

Chicken Grethe's Family

At a place where there was once a mighty knight’s castle, today stands a small house, built for chickens and ducks. Poultry Meg was the only person who lived there, and only the ol ...

Cover for Sunshine Stories

Sunshine Stories

The wind and the rain are arguing: they both think it is their turn to tell a story. Even though the rain does not entirely agree, in the end the sunbeam takes over to tell the sto ...

Cover for Aunty


You should have known our Aunt – what a funny person she was! She could easily have acted in any play, and with good reason: she lived only for the theatre! Hans Christian Andersen ...

Cover for The Porter's Son

The Porter's Son

The general’s family lived on the first floor of the house. The concierge and his wife lived in the cellar. They had a son, Georg, who was allowed to play with Emily, the general’s ...

Cover for The Will-o'-the-Wisps Are in Town

The Will-o'-the-Wisps Are in Town

Once upon a time there was a man who knew how to tell stories better than anyone – until the day he knew no more. Even though he spent the whole day looking for stories, he still h ...

Cover for In the Children's Room

In the Children's Room

Anna’s parents have gone to the theatre with all her brothers and sisters. She is the only one to stay at home with her godfather, but she will not be bored! They will themselves b ...

Cover for The Snowdrop

The Snowdrop

The air is still cold outside, but already the rain and sun are tickling the snowdrop, who is still nice and warm in her bulb under the earth and snow. The snowdrop would like the ...

Cover for A Good Humor

A Good Humor

"From my father, I received the best part of my inheritance... a cheerful temper." And who was his father? The hearse driver! And his son is just as willing as his father and loves ...

Cover for Thousands of Years from Now

Thousands of Years from Now

"In thousands of years they will come on wings of steam, through the air, across the Atlantic! The young inhabitants of America will visit old Europe. They will see the monuments a ...

Cover for Everything in its Proper Place

Everything in its Proper Place

One hundred years ago, a lord lived happily in his castle. Alcohol flowed freely and the festivities were endless. One day, while he was out hunting, he jostled a young goose herde ...

Cover for The Story of the Year

The Story of the Year

The new year had begun and January was already nearing its end, but it was still very cold. The sparrows found it strange, that the men had declared that it was the new year, as ev ...

Cover for A View from Vartou's Window

A View from Vartou's Window

There is an old house near the ramparts of Copenhagen. From its window, an old maid looks down on the children playing, who know nothing of the history of this place.Hans Christian ...

Cover for The Hazel Branch

The Hazel Branch

One mother put her child to sleep and decided to go to the woods and fetch some strawberries. She found a magically beautiful bush with strawberries and just as she was going to ga ...

Cover for The Heavenly Wedding

The Heavenly Wedding

The boy in our story wanted to go to Heaven. Not right away but still he would prefer Heaven to Hell. And when you think about it, who wouldn’t? He heard one priest saying that who ...

Cover for The Little Old Lady

The Little Old Lady

Once lived a poor old lady who was so lonely and sad that she wished she could join her family up in Heaven. Why did the Lord let her sons die so early, why did not he protect them ...

Cover for Our Lady's Little Glass

Our Lady's Little Glass

A waggoner’s carriage got stuck. He could not take it out on his own but suddenly Our Lady showed up. She was willing to help the poor man if he was willing to share some of his wi ...

Cover for The Three Green Twigs

The Three Green Twigs

Once lived a hermit who was so religious that he spent most of his time praying. However one day he saw a poor sinner who was about to be hung and unconsciously the hermit said to ...

Cover for God's Food

God's Food

Once lived two sisters. The one became rich but had no children. The other one was a poor widow with five small children. They were so hungry and so desperate that the poor mother ...

Cover for Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven 

Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven 

One prince wanted to get to Heaven after his death. But he did not know how. He met an old man who gave him some advises. But they sound a bit strange. The prince had to go in rags ...

Cover for The Rose

The Rose

A mother had two children. They lived in poverty but they were there for each other every day. The mother would send her youngest child to the forest to fetch wood. One day the poo ...

Cover for The Master Thief

The Master Thief

Can a master thief change for better after he returns to his parents or the old habits will catch by? Will he right his wrongs or he will get himself in great trouble? If you want ...