When Sleeping Beauty was a baby, a fairy said that on her fifteenth birthday she would fall asleep for 100 years. Can you really sleep for so long? What happened to the other people in the castle? How did she wake up? The story an
Rapunzel lived with a witch. When she was 12, the witch decided that Rapunzel should live in a tower with no door. Rapunzel's hair grew very long. Every time the witch visited her, she let her hair down so that the witch could
It was dark in the forest. Hansel and Gretel were lost, tired and hungry. A bird helped them and took them to a house made of sweets and cakes. Why did the old lady ask them to stay? Will they find their way home again?
Princess Miranda is lonely and bored. Her busy mother gives her a precious golden ball to play with, and Miranda drops it into the palace pond. A helpful frog retrieves it - but as payment, he demands to eat from Miranda's plate a
A humorous and lively African folktale, specially adapted for children just beginning to read. With colour illustrations on every page, this is another addition to Usborne's hugely popular First Reading series. Find out what happe
Andersen's story of the Ugly Duckling, rejected and bullied, lonely and miserable until he realises his magnificent true nature, has become one of our most cherished tales of growing up and finding your place in the world.
Twelve princesses long to leave the palace and go dancing. When their shoes are worn out night after night, the king is determined to solve the mystery. Finally a soldier in a cloak of invisibility follows the girls to a magical u