The Blue Bird

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series The Green Fairy Book Once upon a time there lived a King who was immensely rich. He had broad lands, and sacks overflowing with gold and silver; but he did…

The Half-Chick – A Spanish Tale

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series The Green Fairy Book Once upon a time there was a handsome black Spanish hen, who had a large brood of chickens. They were all fine, plump little birds, except…

The Story of Caliph Stork

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series The Green Fairy Book I. Caliph Chasid, of Bagdad, was resting comfortably on his divan one fine afternoon. He was smoking a long pipe, and from time to time he…

Rosanella – A French Fairy Tale

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series The Green Fairy Book Everybody knows that though the fairies live hundreds of years they do sometimes die, and especially as they are obliged to pass one day in every…

Sylvain and Jocosa

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series The Green Fairy Book Once upon a time there lived in the same village two children, one called Sylvain and the other Jocosa, who were both remarkable for beauty and…