Fairy tales (including fractured fairy tales)

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We have selected these resources to support you when you need information relating to fairy tales, fractured fairytales, fables, and Brothers’ Grimm. SCIS 1525130

See also: Myths and legends; Māori myths and legends.

Fables and Fairy tales

A website dedicated to fables, and fairy tales. Includes Aesop's Fables, stories by Hans Christian Anderson and Lewis Carroll with Mother Goose nursery rhymes.

Suggested level: primary

Fractured Fairy Tales

This site allows you to read fractured tales as well as attempting to re-write some yourself.

Suggested level: primary

Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales

Full text versions of fairytales collected by the Brothers Grimm. Comprehensive selection--discretion advisable with some of the darker stories.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term Fairy tales.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Features 49 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations and numerous illustrations.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

A Theater Guide to Little Red Riding Hood

This website is dedicated to the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale and gives a brief history of this popular story. It also offers links to many different versions, resources and activities associated with this classic fairy tale.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online offers comprehensive information on fairy tales and fables at junior and more advanced levels. School log on and password required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Goldi Rocks and the three bears, by Corey Rosen Schwartz, 2014 (picture books)
The Silly Goat Gruff, by Scott Tulloch, 2013 (picture book)
Rump: the true story of Rumpelstiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff, 2013 (junior fiction)


Story Time – Cinderella. Childguardiannetwork. Youtube. 8.04.

The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. Kidslearningvideo. Youtube. 4.51