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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
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
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 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
Poor Anne
By A. A. MilneReadOasis Step 3 At birth, she was given the beautiful name Anne Lavender. So, her full name was Anne Lavender Lavender. This was an idea of Mr. Lavender's. He was very proud of his family. And it troubled him to think about his daughter?s future marriage.... Read more
The Princess and the Apple Tree
By A.A. MilneReadOasis Step 3 Once upon a time there was a beautiful Princess, who loved all lovely things, and most of all she loved the flowers and the blossoming trees in her father's garden. Now there was a humble man called Silvio, whose business it was to tend... Read more
Halloween Jack and His Lantern
ReadOasis Step 1 This is the story of Halloween night. It happened in Ireland a long time ago. There was a man named Jack. He drank too much. One day Jack met a Devil. The Devil wanted a human soul. "Hello Jack, I want your soul," said the Devil.... Read more
Knocking on Heaven’s Door
ReadOasis Step 2 He came out of nowhere. In 1961, he just appeared in New York City, wanting to do music. And in one short year, he held a record contract in his hand. By the middle of the 1960s, he had reached the top of the pop music... Read more
The God of His Fathers
By Jack LondonReadOasis Step 3(Part 1) Note: This is a scary story, and it may not be appropriate for young readers. Silently the wolves circled the herd of caribou deer. Gray bellies close to the ground, the wolves in the pack surrounded a pregnant deer. They pulled her down... Read more
The Tricky Wolf and the Rats
More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt ReadOasis Step 3 The Rat Chief Once upon a time a Big Rat lived in the forest, and many hundreds of other Rats called him their Chief. A Tricky Wolf saw this troop of Rats, and he began to plan how he... Read more
The Story of a Great Story
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Image by A. F. Lydon Two hundred years ago there was a young man who lived in Scotland. His name was Alexander Selkirk. He was always fighting and making trouble with his neighbors. Many people were glad when he ran away from home. He... Read more
The Dragon and His Grandmother
By Andrew Lang ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Once there was a great war. The king had many soldiers in his army. But he did not give them very much money, so they were poor and unhappy. Because of this, three of them decided to run away from the... Read more
Jimmy Hates School
ReadOasis Step 2 Emma Williams wiped butter on hot brown toast. As the butter melted, she put two fried pieces of bacon on the plate next to two juicy, fried eggs. Then she called out in a loud voice: "Jimmy! Wake up! It's time for breakfast!"  But Jimmy made... Read more
The Wordy Turtle
ReadOasis Step 1 Once upon a time, a turtle named Kameko lived in a lake with two Ducks. The Ducks and Kameko enjoyed good friendship. Kameko liked spending time with the Ducks because she could talk with them to her heart's content. Kameko liked to talk. She always had... Read more
The Hawks and Their Friends
More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. BabbittReadOasis Step 4(Part 1) Creative Commons Photo by Hello I'm Chuck A family of Hawks lived on an island in a lake not far from the great forest. On the northern shore of this lake lived a Lion, King of Beasts. On the... Read more
The Little Match Girl
By Hans Christian AndersenReadOasis Step 2(Part 1) It felt like the coldest night of the year. The snow was falling hard, and it was almost dark. If you listened carefully, you could hear the snow softly hitting the ground and the sound of distant footsteps crunching on ice. It... Read more
Momotaro — The Peach Boy (Step 1)
A Story from JapanReadOasis Step 1 Long ago in Japan, there lived a poor old man and woman. The old man often went to the high places to cut grass. The old woman often went to the river to wash clothes. One day, while she was washing, she saw... Read more
Paul Bunyan
A FolktaleReadOasis Step 3(Part 1) Creative Commons Photo by archer10 (Dennis) Many years ago, Paul Bunyan was born. He lived in the American state of Maine. His mother and father were shocked when they first saw the boy. Paul was very large when he was born. It took five... Read more
The Fearful Rabbits
Adapted from Aesop ReadOasis Step 3 Rabbits, as you know, are very shy. Even a little shadow sends them running away to a hiding place. Take, for example, the story of the Rabbits who thought it was better to die than to be in fear all the time. One... Read more
The Rabbit: A Traditional Story (Step 3)
With special thanks to storyteller Hugh LuptonReadOasis Step 3 In the southern territory of Oregon, near the majestic Lake of the Woods, young John Jones was wandering through the forest. As he wandered, he calmly breathed in the fresh air and gazed upon the grand, green trees. Then he... Read more