Hansel and Gretel
By the Brothers Grimm ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) A long time ago, there lived a poor wood cutter and his wife. The wood cutter had two children from his first marriage. His little boy was called Hansel, and his little girl was named Gretel. The family lived near... Read more
Little Red Riding Hood
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Once upon a time there lived a little girl. She was sweet and pretty and good, and everybody loved her. Her old grandmother was very fond of her. So the grandmother made the little girl a cute red coat with a hood. It suited... Read more
Sleeping Beauty
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) Once upon a time, there lived a King and Queen who had no children. Every day they prayed for a child. Finally, a daughter was born, and in their joy, they held a great celebration. For the celebration, the King invited all the fairies... Read more
Puss in Boots
By Charles Perrault ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) There was a man who worked at a mill. Every day, he used machines to grind wheat and make it into flower. The miller worked his whole life at that mill. He worked hard, but at his death, he had almost... Read more
Jack and the Beanstalk
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) Jack was a lazy boy who would not work to help his widowed mother. At last they both became very poor, and the old woman had to sell her only cow. With the money, they could buy food and stay alive. She sent Jack... Read more
Beauty and the Beast
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) There once was a man who worked as a Merchant at sea. He had many ships, and he was rich. He had three daughters. The youngest was so beautiful that everyone called her Beauty. This made the two older sisters jealous. They were mean... Read more
The Goose Girl
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) Once upon a time there lived an old Queen. Her husband had been dead some years, and he left her with one child, a beautiful daughter. When this daughter grew up, she was to be married to a King's son, who lived far away.... Read more
Adventures of Tom Thumb
An English Fairy Tale ReadOasis Step 3 A long time ago, a woodcutter lived with his wife in a small cottage not far from a great forest. They had seven children -- all boys, and the youngest was the smallest little fellow anyone had ever seen. He was called... Read more
Sleeping Beauty
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) The twelfth fairy said, “I cannot destroy this evil magic, but I can soften it. It is true. On her fifteenth birthday, the Princess will cut her finger on a spinning wheel. But she will not die. Instead, she will fall asleep for a hundred... Read more
Cinderella
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 1) Cinderella (1865) Public Domain Image There was once a rich man whose wife died. She left him with one little girl. After some years, he married again. He hoped to give his child a mother's love and care. His second wife had lost her... Read more
Adventures of Tom Thumb
An English Fairy Tale ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) When the moon finally rose, it shone down upon the white stones which Tom Thumb had spread along. Following this path, the children soon reached their father's house. But at first, they were afraid to go in, and the boys... Read more
Adventures of Tom Thumb
An English Fairy Tale ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 3) When they knocked at the door, it was opened by a pleasant-looking woman. Tom Thumb told her that they were poor children who had lost their road, and he begged her to give them a night's shelter. "Oh, my poor... Read more
Adventures of Tom Thumb
An English Fairy Tale ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 4) "That is very true," said the giant, finally, as he threw down the knife. "Give them a good supper, so that they may not get lean, and send them to bed." Now, the giant had seven young daughters, who were... Read more
Adventures of Tom Thumb
An English Fairy Tale ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 5) Tom Thumb thought for a moment about what to do. Then, he saw an empty place under a large rock. "Get in there," he said to his brothers. When they were all in, he crawled in himself but kept his... Read more
The Goose Girl
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) The servant girl was glad. She knew now that she had power over her lady. Because she lost the lock of hair, the Princess became weak and helpless. The Princess walked back from the river, and she was going to get on her horse... Read more
The Goose Girl
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 3) Soon after this, the false bride said to her future husband, "Dearest, will you grant me a favor?" "Yes, I will, and with the greatest pleasure,” he said. "Please call the butcher and have him cut off the head of my horse. The animal... Read more
The Goose Girl
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 4) And when Conrad looked up again, the horse head spoke: "Ah, Princess, you go humbly by! Your mother's heart would surely break If she knew of your sad heartache!" Conrad’s eyes opened wide in shock, but he said nothing, for he was too surprised.... Read more
The Goose Girl
ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 5) When morning came, the King hid himself near the dark arch. And he heard the servant talk to the head of Falada. And the horse head talked back. Then the King followed them into the fields. He watched the servant girl and the boy... Read more
Beauty and the Beast
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) He searched for a tree, but then he saw a bright light shining in the distance. He walked towards it, and as he got nearer, his eyes opened wide with surprise. He was looking at a great house right in the heart of the... Read more
Beauty and the Beast
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) As the Merchant neared his home, he looked up, and his heart broke. Tears filled his eyes with joy and sadness. Joy for seeing his youngest daughter, Beauty. And sadness because she was the first to welcome him on his return. Beauty had seen... Read more