A kind woman who had no children, longed for a baby and would often say, “How I would love to have a baby girl, even a tiny little one.”

A beautiful fairy heard her wish one day, and gave her a little seed to plant in a flowerpot.

When the seed bloomed into a tulip, the woman saw a tiny, beautiful girl inside, no bigger than her thumb. She decided to call her Thumbelina. She was so small that she had a walnut shell for a bed and used petals as a blanket.

Then, an ugly toad fell in love with Thumbelina. One night when she was sleeping, he carried her off to his lily pad in a pond. Thumbelina was very unhappy. A swallow was passing by and saw how sad she looked, and said, “Come south with me to warmer lands.”

Young Thumbelina flew away on the swallow’s back. They flew across the seas and came to a land of sunshine. The swallow said, ” This is my home. You can live in one of the loveliest and biggest flowers.” When Thumbelina stepped inside, she found a handsome fairy, as tiny as her, in its heart.

He was the son of the king of flowers and he fell in love with Thumbelina. He asked her to marry him. So Thumbelina became queen of the flowers and the two lived happily ever after.

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23 Responses to “Thumbelina”

  1. Sumaira Shahbaz on July 23rd, 2012 at 2:20 am

    so good

  2. very nice stories.

  3. I hard like to this stories.

  4. yup I copy that now.

  5. Rossel Jimenez on June 23rd, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I read this when I am in grade 4.. so sice

  6. shamshia adil siddiqui on July 2nd, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    i love this story nd i like to read again nd again

  7. novemae quanico on June 24th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    who is the author of this story?

  8. I read since highschool

  9. I read since highschool

  10. Well I love this because my friend likes it

  11. Well I love this because my friend likes it

  12. what is the summarize there? please answer. 🙂

  13. what is the summarize there? please answer. 🙂

  14. like it.

  15. لقد احببتها

  16. i like it i love it <3 <3 <3

  17. Angel of the Morning

  18. good

  19. i read this when i am grade 4

  20. nice…

  21. nice…

  22. Tamika Jean Flores on June 21st, 2016 at 12:29 am

    it good website it help me do my story about Thumbelina

  23. So nice i lovev it

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