Gather 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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There was once upon a time a smithy and a smith. The smith, however, was no common smith, for his day's work was done before sunrise.
When a disgruntled woodcarver sets off on a quest for a magic potion that will grant long life, he gets more than he reckoned for.
story, muslim, elixir
A delightfully illustrated fairy tale about conquering fear, perfect for reading aloud to young children.
short story, children, fairy tale
In this short story set in North Africa in the time of the Almoravids, a brilliant young student sets out to ask a question of the deepest thinkers in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
short story, Islam, Christianity
Heliopher spoke to his people: O believe not, ye wise men, that ye can be victorious over darkness by being more dark; only love is stronger.
easter, heliopher, short story
Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden. One day the Giant came back...
Easter story, short story, children
A concentration camp survivor, returning home to pick up the shards of his shattered life, finds his own healing and redemption inextricably entwined with that of his betrayer. Rediscover this classic in the tradition of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy.
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