Bedtime Stories: The House in the Wood


I love reading to my kids. I know some parents do not have the time to read to their children, or have problems reading. So I am offering bedtime stories, all for free.

This story is The House in the Wood from
THE PINK FAIRY BOOK Edited by Andrew Lang

The story is of parents with 3 daughters. Mom sends daughter 1 to the woods with lunch for dad. She gets lost and ends up in a home of a man who traps her his basement. Daughter 2 is sent out and the same thing happens. Daughter 3 is sent out, but she is kind to the man’s pets and ends up breaking a curse on the man. He turns into a prince and frees her sisters in the basement and marries her. And they all live happily ever after.

I’d have to rate this story PG, because it is scary to think of the man locking the daughters in the basement, just because they weren’t nice to his pets. I don’t really see a moral here, other than pets are people too.

You can read the book yourself for free at
Project Gutenberg Pink Fairy
or you can download it to put on your iPod or a cd here (Right Click, Save Target As):
The House in the Wood

or just click below and listen right now

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