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La sirenita

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Este cuento se llama La sirenita escrito por Hans Christian Andersen. Esta es una adaptación y grabación de LibraryCall. En el océano, donde el agua era profunda y clara como un cristal, el Rey del Mar gobernaba su reino submarino. El reino oceánico era rico en las más hermosas flores, plantas y peces marinos. En el lugar más profundo y hermoso de todos estaba el castillo del Rey del Mar. Los muros del castillo estaban construidos con coral y el techo estaba formado por conchas que se abrían y cerraban a medida que el agua fluía sobre ellos.

Blancanieves

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Este cuento se llama Blancanieves escrito por Wilhelm y Jacob Grimm. Esta es una adaptación y grabación de LibraryCall. Érase una vez, una niña nació de un rey y una reina. El cabello de la niña era negro como la obsidiana, mientras que sus mejillas estaban rojas como la sangre y su piel tan blanca como la nieve. Por eso la llamaron Blancanieves. Lamentablemente, la reina murió después de dar a luz a Blancanieves, por lo que la niña nunca conoció a su madre. Un año después, el rey se volvió a casar con una mujer elegante que también estaba orgullosa y celosa.

Snow White

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This story is called Snow White by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. This is a LibraryCall adaptation and recording. Once upon a time, a baby girl was born to a King and Queen. The child’s hair was as black as obsidian, while her cheeks were red as blood, and her skin as white as snow, so she was called Snow White. Sadly, the Queen died in childbirth, so Snow White never knew her mother. A year later, the King remarried an elegant woman who turned out to be proud and jealous. She could not stand that any one should surpass her in beauty.

The Little Mermaid

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This story is called The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, adapted and recorded by Library Call. In the ocean, where the water is as clear as a crystal, it is very deep, so deep that no human could reach the bottom. There dwelled the Sea King and his kingdom. The bottom was rich with the most beautiful sea flowers, plants, and fish. In the deepest spot of all stood the castle of the Sea King. Its walls were built of coral, and the long Gothic windows of the clearest amber. The roof was formed of shells that opened and closed as the water flowed over them.

Hansel and Gretel

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This story is called Hansel and Gretel, a tradition tale adapted and recorded by Library Call. In a great forest, a woodcutter lived with his wife and two children, Hansel and Gretel. The family was very poor and had little to eat. At night, when the children were asleep, the woodcutter worried that he could no longer procure even a loaf of bread. He groaned and said to his wife, “What is to become of us? How are we to feed our poor children, when we no longer have anything even for ourselves?” “I’ll tell you what,” answered the woman.

Katie and the Invisible Umbrella

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Hello, this is Natasha, and I’m here with a story about Katie, who is an ordinary girl, but there is just one thing that is rather unusual about her. She’s a witch and she can do magic tricks. Katie’s Grandmother had all sorts of beautiful, but rather old fashioned, magical things. Many of them weren’t so useful these days, because science has caught up with magic in so many ways. For instance, before electric kettles were invented, witches had magic cauldrons that boiled the water without any need to put them on the fire.

A Spooky Irish Story

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A rich woman sat up late carding wool while her children and servants slept. A knock came at the door and a voice said: “Open! Open!” “Who’s there?” said the woman of the house. “I am the witch of the one horn,” came the answer. Against her better judgement, the mistress felt compelled to get up and open the door. A woman entered - but Mary! What a strange woman she was, for a horn grew out of her forehead! She sat down in silence by the fire and began to card thread with violent haste. Eventually she said: “Where are the others?

Rapunzel (en español)

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Este cuento se llama Rapunzel escrito por Jacob Grimm y Wilhelm Grimm. Este es una grabación de LibraryCall. Había una vez un hombre y una mujer que durante mucho tiempo habían deseado tener un hijo, pero en vano. Había en la parte trasera de su casa una pequeña ventana que daba a un hermoso jardín lleno de las mejores verduras y flores; pero estaba rodeado de un alto muro y nadie osaba entrar en él, ya que pertenecía a una bruja muy poderosa y temida de todo el mundo.

Rapunzel

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There were once a man and a woman who had long in vain wished for a child. At length the woman hoped that God was about to grant her desire. These people had a little window at the back of their house from which a splendid garden could be seen, which was full of the most beautiful flowers and herbs. It was, however, surrounded by a high wall, and no one dared to go into it because it belonged to an enchantress, who had great power and was dreaded by all the world.