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THE GOLDEN BIRD  – A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. These apples were always counted, and about the time when they began to grow ripe it was found that every night one of them was gone. The king became very angry at this, …

 
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JORINDA AND JORINDEL – There was once an old castle, that stood in the middle of a deep gloomy wood, and in the castle lived an old fairy. Now this fairy could take any shape she pleased. All the day long she flew about in the form of an owl, or crept about the country like …

 
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THE TRAVELLING MUSICIANS – An honest farmer had once an ass that had been a faithful servant to him a great many years, but was now growing old and every day more and more unfit for work. His master therefore was tired of keeping him and began to think of putting an end to him; but …

 
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Old Sultan – A shepherd had a faithful dog, called Sultan, who was grown very old, and had lost all his teeth. And one day when the shepherd and his wife were standing together before the house the shepherd said, ‘I will shoot old Sultan tomorrow morning, for he is of no use now.’ But his …

 
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THE STRAW, THE COAL, AND THE BEAN – In a village dwelt a poor old woman, who had gathered together a dish of beans and wanted to cook them. So she made a fire on her hearth, and that it might burn the quicker, she lighted it with a handful of straw. When she was …

 
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Briar Rose –  A king and queen once upon a time reigned in a country a great way off, where there were in those days fairies. Now this king and queen had plenty of money, and plenty of fine clothes to wear, and plenty of good things to eat and drink, and a coach to …

 
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THE BROTHERS GRIMM FAIRY TALES   RAPUNZEL SNOW WHITE HANSEL AND GRETEL THE ELVES AND THE SHOE MAKER LITTLE RED CAP (LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD) RUMPELSTILTSKIN SLEEPING BEAUTY THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS THE GOLDEN BIRD Hans In Luck Jorinda and Jorindel The Travelling Musicians Old Sultan The Straw, The Coal, and The Bean Briar Rose …

 
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The Dog and The Sparrow – A shepherd’s dog had a master who took no care of him, but often let him suffer the greatest hunger. At last he could bear it no longer; so he took to his heels, and off he ran in a very sad and sorrowful mood. On the road he met …

 
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This is a collection of popular children stories and tale from Hans Christian Andersen’s Classic Fairy Tales. This is the read online text only version. Andersen’s Classic Fairy Tales CONTENTS THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES THE SWINEHERD THE REAL PRINCESS THE SHOES OF FORTUNE THE FIR TREE THE SNOW QUEEN THE LEAP-FROG THE ELDERBUSH THE BELL …

 
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THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES – There was a king who had twelve beautiful daughters. They slept in twelve beds all in one room; and when they went to bed, the doors were shut and locked up; but every morning their shoes were found to be quite worn through as if they had been danced in …

 
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