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At you will find the first of 40 pages, or 250+, FREE individual children’s stories, of folklore, fairytales, myths, legends, fables, poems and ditties from around the world with images and illustrations to keep children occupied during this trying time.

These are stories and tales from long ago. Follow the link to page 40 and work backwards. Here your children will find stories they have never even heard of!

Encourage your children to FEEL FREE to print these off and create their own folders of these tales. The owner of this site published these and gives his permission for you to download and print off the stories on this site for your personal use.

PLEASE SHARE with friends and family and schools in your area.

Please also browse our shop at for multi-story ebooks and do look for the FREE eBOOKS as well.

John Halsted
CEO Abela Publishing

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 51

In Issue 51 of the Baba Indaba Children’s Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the ancient Mexican legend of NEZAHUALPILLI KING OF TEXCOCO and the magnificent palace he built and lived in. The opulence of the palace so amazed the Spanish Conquistadors that they reported that it rivalled the best palaces of Europe and the East. We invite you to download and read the amazing reports on Nezahualpilli’s palace in Texcoco.

33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.



Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children’s stories from around the world. “Baba Indaba” translates as “Father of Stories”.


Nezahualpilli King of Texcoco cover

Nezahualpilli King of Texcoco – cover

Get your 11 FREE children’s e-stories by clicking on the links in this post.

Each issue also includes a “WHERE IN THE WORLD – LOOK IT UP” section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT – use Google maps.

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  • A FISH STORY – A tale from Australia’s outback
  • THE HORSE AND TURTLE – A Jamaican Anansi tale
  • A GREEDY KING – A moral tale from ancient Burma
  • A FRENCH PUCK – A fairy tale about a mischievous French imp
  • A GHOSTLY REHEARSAL – An English tale from the Industrial Revolution when railways were being built hither and thither

Baba Indaba 5 free Children's ebooks

BUT WAIT! – there’s 3 more……..

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  • THE MONKEY AND THE CROCODILE – an Eastern Jataka moral tale
  • AMEEN AND THE GHOUL – A Persian tale of daring and courage
  • THE MOON THAT SHONE ON THE PORCELAIN PAGODA – A tale of magic and wonder from far-off Cathay (China)



  • HANSEL AND GRETTEL – The perennial German Fairy Tale with illustrations by the famous Arthur Rackham. Click the Link –

  • GENTLE DORA – A Czech Folk Tale from long, long ago. Click the Link –

PLUS, of course, A FREE INTRODUCTION TO BABA INDABA – just so you know who Baba Indaba is.

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