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Moon Behind Clouds

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

The night had just begun. Maira was in bed, after dinning with her parents and grandma, all of whom constituted her family. But something didn’t feel right! Maira was not able to see the moon or stars through her bedside window. Maira could imagine the face of an angel in the moon; the stars twinkled…

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Liar Little Goat

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

In a dense forest in Asia, a white goat lived with her three kids. The goat loved her kids and cared a lot for them. One day, she went out to get some food for them. She returned with four delicious maize cobs and gave them to her eldest kid. She asked him to share…

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Kiara & her doll 

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Many years ago, there was a girl named Kiara. She lived with her parents in a mansion in the countryside. The family had many helpers. Most of them lived in the mansion along with their families. Kiara had a pink doll, which she was very fond of. The doll had been gifted to her by…

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Eagles and Duckling

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

An eagle had made her home on a tall poplar. Her chick had just hatched but he was keen to fly. “Mommy, I don’t have any friends. I want to go out and make some friends,” the baby eaglet told his mother. The mother eagle didn’t pay the chick any heed. Her only concern was…

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Farm Quarrel

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It was Sunday. David, a farm owner, had worked very hard throughout the week, earning himself a day off. The sun was right overhead. Wind was blowing barely enough for the windmill to rotate. David’s helper was feeding the animals, who had suddenly turned unruly. The donkeys were braying loudly, the ducks quacking non-stop, and…

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Farmer And The Bees

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It was summer, and the sun was up. Lola, a farmer, was woken up by the chirping of birds. He looked out of the window and had a good look at his garden. He decided that he should take a day off. After breakfast, he went out and sat on the patio of his house.…

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Birds Of The Jungle

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Illustration: Neha Kumari

Deep in a forest, there lived all kinds of of birds in the trees. Sparrows, pigeons, eagles, crows, owls, and many others. The jungle was their perfect home. The trees were safe for nesting, food was abundant, and water was provided by the pond on the ground. Then, things started to change. The weather turned…

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Maria’s Candy

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Maria was a little girl, who lived in Africa. She was cute and chirpy, and her parents loved her very much. Maria’s parents had taught her good manners. She was taught never to lie or cheat. When the summer came, Maria turned eight. Her parents encouraged her to go out and play with kids from…

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Kind Old Man’s Well

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

A long time ago, an old man lived in a desert. He owned a well, which was the only source of drinking water in a vast desert area. The kind old man allowed everyone to drink from his well. Anybody passing through his land could drink from the well without having to pay for it.…

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Frog And Snake

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

A fat frog lived on a slippery rock near a muddy pond in a forest. The rock was the perfect home for the frog as its slippery surface stopped predators from reaching him. But the frog was always ungrateful. He would always complain about things not being perfect or bigger or better. “This pond is…

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