Aaron Shepard
Aaron Shepard’s World of Stories

Folktales (or Folk Tales) ~ Fairy Tales ~ Tall Tales ~ Myths ~ Legends ~ And More

Here are folktales (or folk tales), fairy tales, tall tales, myths, legends, magical tales, and sacred stories, plus original fables, humor, and historical fiction—all from award-winning author Aaron Shepard. Most of the stories have been published in top children’s magazines like Cricket and Australia’s School Magazine, while some are from Aaron’s picture books and early readers. For email notice of new stories, subscribe to Aaron’s Update.


Stories told through the centuries. Includes fairy tales, tall tales, trickster tales, and animal tales.


Stories that might be true.

Magical Tales

Stories from world classics, featuring fantasy, epic heroes, and the supernatural.

Sacred Stories

Stories from scriptures of world religions.

New Tales

New stories that might sound like folktales.

Funny Stories

New stories just for fun.

Historical Stories

New stories featuring historic events or times.

Beginner Stories

New stories for very young readers.

For special features available for individual stories on this site or in Aaron’s books, see Aaron’s Extras.

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