Short Stories

Grandfather and child reading short stories togetherGather around and read a story together. Here are short stories of love and loss, of strength and of courage. Some will inspire children, while others will spark reflection and discussion among youth and adults.

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A woodcut by Lisa Toth depicting large hands reaching down to a small boy to illustrate the Easter story The Selfish Giant.

The Selfish Giant

By Oscar Wilde

A giant receives the Christchild’s blessing when he welcomes children into his garden.

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Ivan, Peter, their dog and the white lily.

The White Lily

By Jane Tyson Clement
Adapted from Frances Jenkins Olcott
Illustrated by Hannah Marsden

An old man’s life is turned on its head when he receives an unexpected gift.

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A woodcut by Lisa Toth depicting an elderly man carrying a small child on his shoulders to illustrate the Easter story Christoperus.

The Legend of Christopherus

By Hans Thoma (Adapted)

In this short Easter story, a young man’s quest for the strongest master leads him to Christ.

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A woodcut by Lisa Toth depicting a robin next to a human face to illustrate the Easter story Robin Redbreast.

Robin Redbreast

By Selma Lagerlöf
Translated by Velma Swanston Howard

A plain grey bird performs an act of mercy and earns a beautiful red breast.

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A woodcut by Lisa Toth depicting an elderly woman looking upwards and clutching a piece of cloth to illustrate the Easter story Saint Veronica's Kerchief.

Saint Veronica’s Kerchief

By Selma Lagerlöf
Translated by Velma Swanston Howard

In this short Easter story, an elderly woman brings the healing love of Christ to a dying Emperor.

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