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Think and Grow Rich
ReadOasis Step 3 Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a small town in Virginia. His mother passed away when he was only 9 years old. His father remarried after two years and his stepmother became a good influence on him. She sent him to school and encouraged him... Read more
The Inch-High Samurai
ReadOasis Step 3 Once upon a time, a poor old couple lived in a small village. They had been married for many years. But they had never been blessed with a child. Every day, the couple prayed and wished for a baby. One day, their prayers were answered in... Read more
Jack and the Bean Tree
ReadOasis Step 2 It was a cloudy morning. Jack woke up to the sound of his mother's voice. She called him from the kitchen. He jumped out of bed and ran down the stairs. He was excited to get started on the day.  Jack's mother handed him a few... Read more
Chicken Little Hero
ReadOasis Step 3 Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a little chicken named Chicken Little. She was a lively chicken who enjoyed the outdoors and the fresh air of the countryside. One day, as Chicken Little was running around, she noticed something strange in the... Read more
Themes of A Christmas Carol
ReadOasis Step 5 "Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster." This is the... Read more
Why is Christmas on December 25th?
ReadOasis Step 2 Would you celebrate someone’s birthday even if no one knew the day when he or she was born? That is what happens around the world every year on December 25th, when most Christians remember Jesus’ birthday. We know a lot about Jesus. But we don’t know... Read more
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
ReadOasis Step 3 It was a fine day in a small village. The sun shone brightly. The birds sang in the trees, and people chatted and hurried around doing their business.  In the center of the village stood a young boy. He was the shepherd. He had one task:... Read more
Little Red Riding Hood
ReadOasis Step 1 Once upon a time, there was a little girl. People called her Red. She always wore a red coat with a hood. She lived in a house near the woods. One day, her mother gave her a basket of food. The mother said, "Please take this... Read more
The Strange Story of Rip Van Winkle
By Washington IrvingRetold at ReadOasis Step 2 Once upon a time, there lived a man named Rip Van Winkle. He came from a small village at the foot of some rocky mountains. Rip was a good-natured, kind-hearted man. But he was not the most responsible. He liked dreaming. And... Read more
Big Time Car Trouble
ReadOasis Step 2 US car makers are in serious trouble. Their sales fell about 35% in January compared with last year. Ford Motor Company sales dropped 42%. General Motors reported a 49% drop. But Chrysler was hardest hit. Their sales went down 55%. This decline in sales is not... Read more
Scotland’s Favorite Son
ReadOasis Step 2 Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? Some call him the national poet of Scotland. Some say he is Scotland's favorite son. Some even think he is the greatest Scotsman of all time. He... Read more
The Wolf and the Fox
By William Byron Forbush (Public Domain)Retold by ReadOasis.comReadOasis Step 3 A wolf walked through the forest looking for food. He saw a red fox sleeping under a tree. The fox looked up and saw the wolf and started running. But the wolf chased the fox and caught him with... Read more
The Artful Geisha (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 Geisha are traditional female entertainers from Japan. They are skilled at various Japanese arts, such as classical music, dancing, and poetry. The word "geisha" comes from (GEI) meaning "art" and (SHA) meaning "person." Thus, in a literal sense, a geisha is an artist. In the modern... Read more
The Three Little Pigs
By William Byron Forbush (Public Domain)ReadOasis Step 3 A long time ago pigs could talk. No one had ever heard of bacon. And pigs lived happy and long lives together with their families. In one of those families lived an old, piggy mother and her three little sons. They... Read more
Richard Wagner, Musician
ReadOasis Step 2 Richard Wagner Richard Wagner was born on May 22, 1813. He was a famous German musician and writer. He wrote operas, or "music dramas." Unlike many writers of opera, he wrote the words and music for all his works. Wagner's music is known for being intense,... Read more
The Little Shepherd Boy
By William Byron Forbush (Public Domain)ReadOasis Step 3 Once upon a time there was a little shepherd boy. He attained fame and honor far and wide for the wise answers which he gave to all questions. Now the King of the country heard of this boy, but he would... Read more
The Funniest Cup of Coffee
ReadOasis Step 1 What happened to Mr. Bean's morning cup of coffee? Mr Bean looks at the clock. He sees that he is running late. He hurries to make his coffee, but he accidentally breaks his coffee cup. He looks around to find another cup, but there isn't one.... Read more
Master of all Masters
ReadOasis Step 4By William Byron Forbush (Public Domain) A woman went to a job fair because she was looking for a job as a cleaning lady. At last, a funny-looking old man offered her a job. When she got to the man's house, he told her that she must... Read more
The Heaviest Band: Led Zeppelin
By Douglas ForsterReadOasis Step 3(Part 1) Good evening. My name is James Patrick Page. But most everyone knows me as Jimmy Page. I am the lead guitarist for the greatest rock and roll band of all time, Led Zeppelin. This is our story through my eyes. I hope you... Read more
The Sweet Soup
ReadOasis Step 2 Once upon a time there was a poor -- but very good little girl. She lived alone with her mother. And when this story begins, they had nothing in the house to eat. And they felt very hungry.  So, the child went out into the forest.... Read more