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Cover for Omenapuun suojassa: Runoja ja Novelleja

Omenapuun suojassa: Runoja ja Novelleja

Omenapuun suojassa on kokoelma Runoja ja Novelleja, jotka Arto Koivumäki on kirjoittanut luovan kirjoittamisen kurssin tehtävinä. Tehtävissä on luotu vuoropuheluita ja henkilöhahmo ...

Cover for The Racers

The Racers

One day, a competition was organised: the fastest would be awarded first price. The jury gave first prize to the hare and second prize was awarded to the snail. Long debates follow ...

Cover for The Bottle Neck

The Bottle Neck

In the tallest and poorest house in a very narrow winding street, was an attic with a single window. Behind this window, was a bird in a cage; the state of the house and the cage w ...

Cover for The Bell Deep

The Bell Deep

All the local children knew the river Odense and they all knew about the bell that could be found there. A long time ago, the bell, being tired, had fallen from its beam and had la ...

Cover for Ib and Little Christine

Ib and Little Christine

In Gudenau, in the forest of Silkeborg, lived a farmer, Jeppe Jans, and his son, Ib. In winter, when there was nothing to do in the fields, Jeppe Jans made clogs and Ib tried to do ...

Cover for The Thorny Road of Honor

The Thorny Road of Honor

The men of our world who experience glory do not generally attain it easily. There have been several martyrs who, before knowing honour, have had to follow a very thorny path...Han ...

Cover for In the Uttermost Parts of the Sea

In the Uttermost Parts of the Sea

An expedition was taking place to the other side of the sea: many boats had been sent to the North Pole to explore the sea and the ice. It was winter and over there the days ran in ...

Cover for The Last Pearl

The Last Pearl

Everyone was happy: an heir had been born and mother and son were doing well! Almost all the fairies came to offer a gift to the newborn, there was just one missing who should have ...

Cover for Five Peas from a Pod

Five Peas from a Pod

There were five peas in a pod: they held their line and waited for the moment to leave. For them, everything was green: they were green and their world, which was limited to their ...

Cover for She Was Good for Nothing

She Was Good for Nothing

While the town judge was at his window, the son of the washerwoman passed before him. The judge said him unkind words to him about his mother. She drank to keep warm during the lon ...

Cover for Under the Willow Tree

Under the Willow Tree

Johanne and Knud lived close to the town of Kjöge, where there are many gardens that extend as far as the river. There is not much else, but it is charming in summer! It was under ...

Cover for There is a Difference

There is a Difference

It was the month of May and spring had arrived, although it was still cold. The flowers were blooming, but not all flowers receive the same praise. Some would say that there a diff ...

Cover for A Picture from the Ramparts

A Picture from the Ramparts

In this short tale, Hans Christian Andersen depicts the prison of Castelvold and tells of a little bird and a prisoner. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, p ...

Cover for The Jumpers

The Jumpers

A flea, a grasshopper and a jumping goose entered a competition to see who could jump the highest. Who would win? That is a question that would turn out to be more complicated than ...

Cover for The Sweethearts

The Sweethearts

A top and a ball lived in the same toy drawer and the top wanted to marry the ball, but the ball felt differently.Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and ...

Cover for Eve's Various Children

Eve's Various Children

This story goes back to the very first people on Earth, Adam and Eve, and their children. When God decided to pay a visit to them, Eve hided those children she meant were ugly. God ...

Cover for The Goose-Girl at the Well

The Goose-Girl at the Well

Can your life change when you give a helping hand? You can never know before you do it, right? Without expecting anything, a rich count offered help to an old lady carrying a heavy ...

Cover for Iron John

Iron John

Something frightening and unexplainable happens in the near forest. The king keeps sending his huntsmen there and they keep on not coming back. Some creature is apparently killing ...

Cover for One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes

One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes

Once lived three unordinary sisters. The first one was only with one eye. You can guess what her name was. The second one, the most normal of them three, had two eyes. The youngest ...

Cover for The Four Skillful Brothers

The Four Skillful Brothers

Four brothers learn four different trades. They travel home to show their father the skills they have developed. And then suddenly a princess is taken away by a dragon. Of course t ...

Cover for The Blue Light

The Blue Light

One poor soldier wanders around not having a single coin, nor anything to eat. He meets one old lady and he begs food from her. The woman helps him but it turns out that she is not ...

Cover for The Singing, Springing Lark

The Singing, Springing Lark

A father was going to head out on a long journey and he asked his three daughters what they wanted him to bring them back. His two older daughters wanted beautiful and shiny things ...

Cover for Rumpelstiltskin


A miller’s daughter is taken to the king’s castle. He has heard that she can spin straw into gold and he wants to see if it really is true. Can it be? What do you think? Well it wa ...

Cover for The Juniper-Tree

The Juniper-Tree

A step-mother hates her son so badly that she kills him. Her daughter manages to hide her step-brothers bones which she buries under a juniper-tree. The tree is however magical and ...

Cover for Fitcher's Bird

Fitcher's Bird

There lived once an evil sorcerer who went from door to door pretending to be a poor man in need of help. When a pretty girl opened her home for him, he would compel her to jump in ...