World Fairytales

How the Monkey became a Trickster

Why are monkeys full of mischief? This tuneful story from Brazil will explain. And you will hear a monkey who played the guitar before The Monkees.

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The King of the Birds

One of Korea’s most popular stories. There are two brothers, one is rich and mean, the other is poor and good hearted. The poor brother receives help from the King of the Birds, and the older brother hopes to gain the same reward.

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The Chinese Year of the Ox

An Ox is a large animal that looks like a bull, but he is generally patient, hard-working, and easy-going. And people who are born in the year of the Ox are said to be like that too! How did humans come to have this useful animal on earth to help the…

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The Pooka in the Kitchen

The servants in a large Irish House are grateful to a Pooka who comes every night to do their work for them. At Christmas, they decide to reward him.

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The Doctor and the Fairy Princess

A doctor is called in the middle of the night to help a fairy princess. Will his reward make him rich or a prisoner of the fairy folk?

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