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19 min read stories

Discover a collection of stories which are around 19 minutes read time.

17 min read

Bamboo and the Turtle

A boy called Bamboo helps a turtle escape a temple, and goes on a big adventure.

17 min read

Hansel and Gretel

The classic fairytale about a clever brother and sister, and a gingerbread house...

21 min read

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

A young girl breaks her promise, and must voyage east of the sun and west of the moon to recover her love.

17 min read

The Tongue-Cut Sparrow

An old woman is cruel to a sparrow - and is repaid in kind.

21 min read

The Adventures of Momotaro, Son of a Peach

A brave boy goes on a quest to rid his village of wicked demons.

22 min read

The Talking Fish

A cranky old man decides to become a fish and loves it - until he starts to get hungry.

21 min read

The Golden Beetle

A poor woman is given a miraculous golden beetle... Starting the war of dogs and cats.

16 min read

The Nodding Tiger

A tiger kills an old woman's son - but finds ways to make amends.

17 min read

The Mad Goose and the Tiger Forest

A poor slave girl and a mad goose help an old miser break the spell upon him.

17 min read

The Nightingale

A Chinese Emperor coves a nightingale - but then discovers a more beautiful one made of gold.

22 min read

The Little Good Mouse

A mouse helps protect a happy queen from a jealous king.