The Adventures of Peterkin by Gilly Bear. Chapter 1 – Pumpkin Troubles This story has been rewritten for Level 2 English learners to enjoy. Do you know Peterkin? He was the little boy who lived inside a pumpkin. Why did he live there? I don’t remember why. But I imagine that it is terrible toContinue reading “Pumpkin Troubles – The Adventures of Peterkin”
Freckle Frog is an ugly frog, but she is invited to a party. She wants to be pretty, but what can she wear? Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Marian. She had a doll named Big Mary. Marian loved Big Mary, and she tried to be kind to her doll. ButContinue reading “Freckle Frog Becomes Pretty”
Who is stronger, the North Wind or the Sun?
The donkey doesn’t like to carry the heavy baskets of salt. He gets a smart idea. Can he fool the merchant? Once upon a time, there was a merchant and a donkey. Every morning, the merchant took the donkey to the seaside and collected salt. He loaded salt into baskets and put them on theContinue reading “The Donkey and the Baskets of Salt”
A milkmaid goes outside and walks into the barn. “Good morning, my dear cow,” she says. She takes a wooden bucket and milks the cow. As she milks the cow, she says, “This milk is good. It will make plenty of cream.” She stands up and pats the cow on its head. She continues, “AndContinue reading “The Milkmaid and Her Bucket”
A mouse runs into a lion. “Please don’t kill me!” says the poor mouse. “Please let me go. Someday, I will repay you!”
This is a classic fairy tale. It was edited by Judy Shinohara for level 2 readers. Fairy Tale Fantasy. There was once an old goat who had seven little kids. She loved them all as much as any mother ever loved her children. One day the old goat wanted to go into the woods toContinue reading “The Seven Young Goats and the Wolf”
This is little Princess Rosemary. It is summer. Princess Rosemary wakes up early. She jumps out of bed. She puts on her gold crown. She looks out the castle window. There are rose trees. The red roses are beautiful. Behind the rose trees, Princess Rosemary sees some children. They are the Dew Children. The princessContinue reading “The Little Princess in the Woods”