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A Madman In The City A Madman In The City

A Madman In The City
Julian finally left his village when there was no one left living there. He had never left his beloved village before, but intrigued by the fact that everyone had gone to the city, he decided to go and see for himself what wonderful things those cities had. So he packed a knapsack with a few clothes, put on his best smile, and off he went to the city. On reaching the city, he was given a most unexpected welcome. A couple of policemen stopped Julian and questioned him in great detail. It turned out that Julian had seemed 'suspiciously happy' for someone... Stories For Kids - Post by : ecommchick - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3576

The Match And The Toy Men The Match And The Toy Men

The Match And The Toy Men
There was once a boy who had two naughty little toy men. One day, one of the little men saw a lovely box of matches in the kitchen, and took them - despite knowing that it wasn't a toy and could be dangerous. The two toy men took advantage of the boy's absent-mindedness, and quickly took a match and hid it in the car in which the boy usually put the men in to play. Later, the boy went to the playground with his car, but when he was there the end of the match stuck out of the car window and... Stories For Kids - Post by : henryk - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 4226

A Pessimistic Dog A Pessimistic Dog

A Pessimistic Dog
There was once a farmer who devised a competition between his dog and his rabbit. He made a hole in one of his biggest fields, and hid a carrot and a bone in it. He wanted to see which animal would find them first. The rabbit was very cheerful and optimistic, and he threw himself into looking for the carrot, digging here and there, totally convinced that he would find it. But the dog was pessimistic, and after sniffing around for a bit, he lay down on the ground and began to complain how difficult it was to find one bone in... Stories For Kids - Post by : ebookguy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 2474

Scuttleball. Soccer For Ants Scuttleball. Soccer For Ants

Scuttleball. Soccer For Ants
For those few days the big hollow tree was buzzing with activity. It was time for the Scuttleball World Championship. Scuttleball was soccer for ants; and it was definitely their favourite sport. Ants of all shapes and sizes, from every nook and cranny in the world, had arrived. There were teams of red ants, black ants, flying ants, termites... and even some bizarre multicoloured ants. And, of course, every team had its own loyal band of supporters. As the tournament went on the excitement only increased, and the supporters got more and more devoted to their own particular team. Before long, the... Stories For Kids - Post by : tripro - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3137

The Birth Of The Turtles The Birth Of The Turtles

The Birth Of The Turtles
Amanda was really excited. They had waited many days, but finally, that night, the baby turtles would hatch out on the beach. And her Daddy was going to take her to see them! So, Amanda and her father got up when it was still dark, took their torches, and carefully made their way to the beach. Her father made her promise to respect the baby turtles, not to make any noise, and to do what he told her. Well, Amanda was willing to do almost anything if it meant that she could go and see the turtles hatch. She didn't really know what... Stories For Kids - Post by : candyman340 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 4272

The Lie-hunting Wizard The Lie-hunting Wizard

The Lie-hunting Wizard
The Great Wizard was a hunter of lies. He invented magic stones to help find the child who told most of them. The magic stones were beautiful, and with every lie they would grow bigger. The stones moved from person to person until they reached the worst of liars. A little boy, who was a terrible liar, started collecting these magic stones, and when he had a great many of them, he decided to leave on a little boat. When the boy and his boat were out at sea, the wizard appeared and started asking him questions about the stones. Because the boy... Stories For Kids - Post by : corrie - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3794

The Bewitched Tongues The Bewitched Tongues

The Bewitched Tongues
Once upon a time there was a Wicked Wizard. One night the wizard visited a city and stole a thousand tongues from its sleeping inhabitants. He took these tongues and cast a spell on them. The spell meant that these tongues could only say bad things about people. Then the wizard returned the tongues to their owners, who suspected nothing. In very little time, that city was filled with the sound of people saying bad things about each other, "Yes, he did that, she did the other, boy, was that guy a bore, and the other guy was really clumsy..." Soon everyone was angry... Stories For Kids - Post by : nuwww - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3189

The Boy Who Almost Became A Prince The Boy Who Almost Became A Prince

The Boy Who Almost Became A Prince
A King who had no children announced a competition to decide who would be made a Prince and heir to the throne. The boy who passed all the tests, although excellent, was impatient, and that worried the King. So the King decided to test the boy, taking him to the forest with a dog, and pointing him to a great treasure in the centre of the woods. The King left the boy with the dog, saying that if, upon his return, the boy and the treasures were still there, waiting for him, then the boy would receive the Kingdom. The boy accepted... Stories For Kids - Post by : tcmdo - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 4293

The Young Puppet-maker The Young Puppet-maker

The Young Puppet-maker
There was once a young man who liked puppets so much that he became an apprentice to a master puppet-maker. Sadly, the young man was very clumsy, and his teacher and the other apprentices were always telling him he had no ability when it came to making puppets, and that he would never amount to anything. Even so, he enjoyed it so much that he worked day after day to improve. Despite his efforts, they would always find something wrong with the puppets he had made, and they ended up throwing him out of the workshop. He wasn't going to give up, so... Stories For Kids - Post by : REClapp - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 4095

The Boy And The Cabbage The Boy And The Cabbage

The Boy And The Cabbage
There was once a boy who - although very good and obedient - hated eating cabbage. Whenever he had to eat it he would complain and get extremely angry. One day, his mother decided to send him to the market to buy... a cabbage! So the boy was, of course, disgusted at this turn of events. At the market, the boy reluctantly purchased one, but this wasn't just any old cabbage. It happened to be a cabbage which hated children. After an enormous argument, the boy and the cabbage set off for home, in silence, their anger barely below the surface the... Stories For Kids - Post by : nitya - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 2508

A Colourful Head A Colourful Head

A Colourful Head
This is the incredible tale of a very odd boy. He always wanted what wasn't his: his friends' toys, his cousins' clothes, his parents' books...he ended up being so envious that even the hairs on his head were given to jealousy. One day, it just so happened that a hair on the crown of his head woke up completely green. Now, when the other hairs saw this they became so hugely envious that they too ended up turning green. The next day, a hair near his hairline was stained by something blue. Seeing this, again all the other hairs ended up blue. So,... Stories For Kids - Post by : LilWendy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3243

The Drop Of Water The Drop Of Water

The Drop Of Water
There was once a jar of fresh, clean water. Every drop of water in the jar felt immensely proud of being so clear and pure. Day after day they would congratulate each other on how clean and beautiful they were. That was, until one day when one of the drops got bored with his ultra-clean existence. He wanted to try what it was like being a dirty drop. The other drops tried to talk him out of it, but he stuck to his guns. Hardly realising, when the drop came back all dirty he turned all the other drops in the jar into... Stories For Kids - Post by : mm888 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3713

Stickybeard’s Treasure Stickybeard’s Treasure

Stickybeard’s Treasure
According to legend, Stickybeard was the most sweet-toothed pirate who ever existed. He spent years raiding and pillaging sweetshops, and, so they say, he buried the greatest hoard of treasure any child could imagine, in some forgotten place. So when Tony and his friends found a strange old wooden chest, along with what seemed to be a treasure map for children, they were understandably excited. They readied themselves for the Great Stickybeard Treasure Hunt. Off they went, and, following clues from the map, they arrived at a dark cave next to a lake. There they found another, smaller, chest. In it they... Stories For Kids - Post by : jinzer - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3941

The Gossips The Gossips

The Gossips
Sarah and Mark were a pair of champion gossips. They were always spying, and poking their noses into anything and everything. And how they loved to broadcast what they had discovered - which was a lot, and very little of it good. People had often explained to them the importance of respecting others' privacy, but they would just reply, "If they had nothing to hide then they wouldn't mind. We have nothing to hide, so we couldn't care less." Then, one day, a poor, bad-tempered wizard with very few powers, crossed their path. Sarah and Mark managed to break one of the... Stories For Kids - Post by : waggy - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 1848

The Cave Of The Thousand Treasures The Cave Of The Thousand Treasures

The Cave Of The Thousand Treasures
Once, a man was walking on a mountain when he found an incredible cave. Stored inside were all kinds of treasure and precious stones, and when he saw it, the man concealed the cave entrance and stayed there, guarding it. From that day on, the man would hide all his valuables in the cave, and to avoid anyone suspecting he was rich, he gave up his job, his home, and his friends. He constantly watched the approaches to his cave, wanting no one to find out about it, and fearing thieves, he guarded the cave the whole night through. He was so dedicated... Stories For Kids - Post by : craige - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 2797

The Mystery Of The Missing Coin The Mystery Of The Missing Coin

The Mystery Of The Missing Coin
Once there was a magpie who realised that one of his most prized coins was missing. So he called the best detectives in the forest: the hare and the mouse. The mouse was a bit cleverer and more shrewd than the hare; so, following the clues and using his reasoning powers, soon led him to the great labyrinth of tunnels under the forest. On entering, he saw Mr. Mole, but the mouse was very shy, so he said nothing to the mole about why he was there, and he carried on looking for the missing coin. The hare was also a great detective,... Stories For Kids - Post by : johndoe - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3053

The Wicked Prince The Wicked Prince

The Wicked Prince
There once was a King whose son was a dishonest telltale. This Prince would threaten to punish the servants if they ever let the King know this. One day, the King and the Prince left the castle together. They arrived at a village, at which point they separated. The Prince went back to his normal behaviour, getting on everyone's nerves, but the King returned unannounced and caught the Prince red-handed, up to his tricks. The Prince took advantage of the fact that in that village there was a youth who looked just like him. He told his father that it had been the... Stories For Kids - Post by : Kim_Standerline - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 1538

The Big Match The Big Match

The Big Match
Once, a group of boys decided to play a proper soccer game. Each one of them would bring something used in professional matches. So one would bring the ball, another the whistle, another the goalposts, others the goalkeeper gloves, the corner flags, etc... But before the game started, while they were picking the teams, there was a slight argument. They decided that the boy who had brought the most important object would get to pick the teams. Well, now they couldn't decide which had been the most important object, so they thought it would be best to just start playing, using... Stories For Kids - Post by : James_Albert - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 3551

Bobby The Mountain Climber Bobby The Mountain Climber

Bobby The Mountain Climber
Bobby the mountain climber was famous for his attempts to climb the big snowy mountain. He had tried it at least thirty times, but had always failed. He began the ascent at a good pace, focussing on the snowy summit, imagining the marvellous view and the sense of freedom up there. But as he went on, and his strength dwindled, his gaze would lower, and more often would he look at his worn out boots. Finally, when the clouds had gathered round him, and he understood that he wouldn't be able to enjoy the view from the summit that day, he... Stories For Kids - Post by : heype - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 1797

The Life-wasting Potion The Life-wasting Potion

The Life-wasting Potion
Many, many years ago everyone was strong and healthy. They ate a very varied diet, and especially loved fruit, vegetables, and fish. Everyone took daily exercise, and they enjoyed themselves playing and leaping about. The Earth was the healthiest place you could imagine, and it was clear that both adults and children were full of joy and good moods. All that made the dark witches furious. They only ever wanted to do harm and make problems for people. The worst of all of these witches was Sourface; she was evil, and could be relied on to come up with the nastiest ideas.... Stories For Kids - Post by : angelanap - Date : May 2012 - Author : Pedro Pablo Sacristan - Read : 2496