Bedtime Stories for Kids

A BOY THAT VISITED FAIRYLAND – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

A BOY THAT VISITED FAIRYLAND – Welsh Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

Many are the places in Wales where the ground is lumpy and humpy with tumuli, or little artificial mounds. Among ...
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09 A FIREMAKER AND A PEACEMAKER

A FIREMAKER AND A PEACEMAKER – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

In the olden times, tribes of Indians did not always live in one place as they do now. They sometimes ...
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A Flower Klondike Solitaire game – Play Online

A Flower Klondike Solitaire game – Play Online

A Flower Klondike Solitaire game. Move all cards to the four foundations from Ace to King. On the tableau build ...
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A Lac of Rupees for a Bit of Advice – Indian Fairy Tales

A poor blind Brahman and his wife were dependent on their son for their subsistence. Every day the young fellow ...
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A LEGEND OF KNOCKMANY – Celtic Fairy Tales

A LEGEND OF KNOCKMANY – Celtic Fairy Tales

What Irish man, woman, or child has not heard of our renowned Hibernian Hercules, the great and glorious Fin M'Coul? ...
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A Lesson for Kings – Indian Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, when Brahma-datta was reigning in Benares, the future Buddha returned to life as his son and ...
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A Pottle o’ Brains – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

ONCE in these parts, and not so long gone neither, there was a fool that wanted to buy a pottle ...
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A RAVEN AND A SWAN – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Raven, which you know is black as coal, was envious of the Swan, because her feathers were as white ...
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A Son of Adam – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

A Son of Adam – English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

A MAN was one day working. It was very hot, and he was digging. By and by he stopped to ...
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AIREDALE TERRIER DOG – Information About Dogs

AIREDALE TERRIER DOG - By far the most popular big terrier, in this country at least, is the Airedale, and ...
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ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – Information About Dogs

ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – Information About Dogs

ALASKAN ESKIMO DOGS – There is no set standard for Eskimo dogs, and nowadays one must go very far into ...
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07 American Bittern

AMERICAN BITTERN, Stake-driver, Booming Bittern, Indian Hen – Birds for Kids

Even if you have never seen this shy hermit of large swamps and marshy meadows you must know him by ...
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AMERICAN CROW – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN CROW – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN CROW. Two close relatives there are which, like the poor, are always with us;the crow and the blue jay ...
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AMERICAN GOLDFINCH – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH - Called also: Black-winged Yellow-bird; Thistle Bird; Lettuce Bird; Wild Canary. Exerpt from: Birds Every Child Should Know ...
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AMERICAN ROBIN – Birds for Kids

AMERICAN ROBIN – Birds for Kids

It is only when he is a baby that you could guess our robin is really a thrush, for then ...
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AMERICAN SPARROW HAWK, Mouse Hawk – Birds for Kids

He is not much larger than either of these birds, scarcely longer than a robin. Because he is a hawk, ...
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AN INDIAN STORY OF THE ROBIN – Mythical stories for children

AN INDIAN STORY OF THE ROBIN – Mythical stories for children

WHEN an Indian boy was eleven years old, he was sent into a forest far away from his home. He had ...
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ANDREW COFFEY – Celtic Fairy Tales

ANDREW COFFEY – Celtic Fairy Tales

MY grandfather, Andrew Coffey, was known to the whole barony as a quiet, decent man. And if the whole barony ...
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Art for kids to draw – How to draw a Swallow step by step

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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Art for kids to draw – Humming Birds

Excerpt from: "What to draw and how to draw it" by Lutz, Edwin George, b. 1868 Published c1913 Publisher [New ...
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39 HOW THE COON OUTWITTED THE FOX

HOW THE COON OUTWITTED THE FOX – Stories the Iroquois Tell...

A wise old raccoon sat up in a tree near the river where the bear lost his tail. The coon saw the fox play his foxy trick on the bear, and he did not like it.

74 HOW MORNING STAR LOST HER FISH

HOW LITTLE SHOOTER LOST HIS LUCK – Stories the Iroquois Tell...

One day, an Indian boy was playing beside a stream, when one of the little elf men came along in his canoe. The boy had his bow and arrow with him; so had the little elf man.

37 WHY THE CUCKOO IS SO LAZY

WHY THE CUCKOO IS SO LAZY – Stories the Iroquois Tell...

The land was lean and hungry. The Old Man of the North Lodge had breathed upon the valley. His breath had frozen the corn, and there was no bread for the people.

73 HOW MORNING STAR LOST HER FISH

HOW MORNING STAR LOST HER FISH – Stories the Iroquois Tell...

Once the Little People, the Indian fairies, ran with the Red Children through the woods, and played with them beside the streams.

35 HOW A BOY WAS CURED OF BOASTING

HOW A BOY WAS CURED OF BOASTING – Stories the Iroquois...

There was once an Indian boy, who thought he knew more and could do more than anyone else.

72 HOW THE ROBIN BURNED HIS BREAST

HOW THE ROBIN BURNED HIS BREAST – Stories the Iroquois Tell...

Some Indian hunters once made their way north, to hunt for moose. It was at the time of Falling Leaves.

01 THE LITTLe PEOPLE

THE LITTLE PEOPLE – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by...

All children who live close to Mother Earth come to know and to see the fairies of the flowers, the woods, the rocks, and the waters.

HOW GOOD AND EVIL CAME TO BE – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

HOW GOOD AND EVIL CAME TO BE – Stories the Iroquois...

Every boy has wondered how there came to be two of him.

70 CORN PLUME aND BEAN MAIDEN

CORN PLUME AND BEAN MAIDEN – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their...

The Great Spirit had smiled upon his Red Children. The land was filled with plenty, for the Great Spirit had given to them the three sustainers of life, the corn, the bean, and the squash.

62 WHY HOUNDS OUTRUN OTHER ANIMALS

WHY HOUNDS OUTRUN OTHER ANIMALS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their...

Some wolves and panthers were chasing a bull that had been feeding in the valley near the woods.

33 WHY HERMIT THRUSH IS SO SHY

WHY HERMIT THRUSH IS SO SHY – Stories the Iroquois Tell...

Some moons after the council when the birds chose their feathered suits, a second council was called.

WHY THE HARE HAS A SPLIT LIP AND SHORT TAIL – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children by Mabel Powers

WHY THE HARE HAS A SPLIT LIP AND SHORT TAIL –...

Once a rabbit began to run back and forth through the woods, calling for snow, snow, snow! It was one of those large gray rabbits, with long ears, that people call hares.

58 GREEDY FAWN aND THE PORRIDGE

GREEDY FAWN AND THE PORRIDGE – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their...

In the days when there was no one living in this country but the Indians, there were no houses; there were only Indian wigwams.

32 WHY DOGS CHASE FOXES

WHY DOGS CHASE FOXES – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children...

A fox was running through the wood near a river. He had a fish in his mouth.

67 WHY LIGHTNING SOMETIMES STRIKES

WHY LIGHTNING SOMETIMES STRIKES – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children...

An old man of the Iroquois nation once wished to make a beautiful Indian maiden his wife. The old man had many rare furs and valued strings of wampum.

56 WHY THE INDIAN LOVES HIS DOG

WHY THE INDIAN LOVES HIS DOG – Stories the Iroquois Tell...

The dog is the Indian's best friend. He is the comrade by day and the protector by night. As long as the Indian's dog has strength, he will fight for his friend.

27 Medicine Rattle

HOW THE INDIANS LEARNED TO HEAL – Stories the Iroquois Tell...

A long, long time ago, some Indians were running along a trail that led to an Indian settlement. As they ran, a rabbit jumped from the bushes and sat before them.

64 HOW OLD MAN WINTER WAS DRIVEN BACK

HOW OLD MAN WINTER WAS DRIVEN BACK – Stories the Iroquois...

Far away in the North Sky lives Old Man Winter. Every year he leaves his wigwam in the sky and comes to earth.

54 WHY CROWS ARE POOR

WHY CROWS ARE POOR – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children...

After the Great Spirit had made the Red Children and had given them this beautiful land in which to live, he sent them a great gift,—the gift of the corn.

26 WHY THE PARTRIDGE DRUMS

WHY THE PARTRIDGE DRUMS – Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children...

It was after the Great Spirit had made all the beautiful birds, that the Evil Spirit came along. He saw the beautiful birds and heard their beautiful songs.