The Emperor's Dream

The Emperor of China has such a vivid dream of his true love, that he is able to describe her to an artist who paints her portrait. A courtier then takes the picture of the...

How Wisdom Got Out

A West-African story from Ghana. Long ago, one old man had all the wisdom in world. His name was Father Anansi, and in some mysterious way he was related to the trickster spider...

The Tortoise and the Geese

A story from India that shows you should use words wisely

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

A young man tries to do the tricks of a master magician and things go badly wrong.

The Man and the Figs

This Jewish tale is wise, witty, and very ancient.The story comes from the Talmud - and is about an old man who impresses the Roman emperor.

Androcles and the Lion

Aesop's fable of the runaway slave and the lion with a thorn in its paw. A story of graditude

The Short Stories of Hugh Walpole

Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist, famous for his skill at scene setting and vivid plots. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and...

The Grasshopper and the Ants

A fable by Aesop that shows why hard work pays off

The Fox and the Crow

A fable by Aesop that shows that flattery will get you everywhere

Ambassador

Gabe Fuentes is in for the ride of his life when he becomes Earth’s ambassador to the galaxy in this otherworldly adventure from the National Book Award–winning author...

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