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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 ...

Cover for The Phoenix Bird

The Phoenix Bird

The phoenix is an extraordinary bird, who was born in the garden of Eden and travels all over the world and through time. Where is he and what has he seen? Here, Andersen answers t ...

Cover for Picturebook Without Pictures

Picturebook Without Pictures

The series of sketches of 'What the Moon Saw' arose from the experiences of Andersen, when as a youth he went to seek his fortune in Copenhagen. Uniquely, the story is split into 3 ...

Cover for The Bond of Friendship

The Bond of Friendship

"We fly over the shores of Denmark, to far-off foreign countries and arrive in the south, in Greece with its beautiful turquoise sea" In Greece, two boys had, for a long time, been ...

Cover for A Rose from Homer's Grave

A Rose from Homer's Grave

The poet Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, is buried near Smyrna (Izmir in Turkey). In this forgotten corner of the world, a beautiful rose bush grows and one of its rose ...

Cover for The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Do we see the real personality of people or is there more luring behind the surface? Sometimes the ones we trust the most might be playing a role contrary to their character. In hi ...

Cover for The Hare and the Tortoise

The Hare and the Tortoise

Is talent more important to success than hard work? Sometimes if we are determined and focused on our goals, we can overcome even the strongest opponents. And vise versa: we should ...

Cover for The North Wind and the Sun

The North Wind and the Sun

Who do you think is stronger – the Sun or the North Wind? They both found themselves in a dispute because they both thought that they were strongest. They saw a traveler who was ju ...

Cover for The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs

A touch of fortune can sometimes be enough to unlock endless greed in a person. And greed is rarely a good advisor as it could lead us to a short-sighted destruction of a valuable ...

Cover for The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes

Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we cannot reach our goal. And, of course, it is much easier to claim our goal undesirable than to admit defeat. There is hardly a child who doe ...

Cover for The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow

Sweet words and manipulative compliments can make everyone's head spin. The 'Fox and the Crow' teaches us to keep clear mind in the face of flattery. Aesop (620–564 BCE) was a sto ...

Cover for What Old Johanne Told

What Old Johanne Told

Rasmus was a bitter, pessimistic young boy who was nothing like his good and pious mother. Rasmus was with a free spirit and he could not bear living in a small town. So he set on ...