PandoraHas your curiosity ever got you into trouble? Have you ever been so desperate to know a secret that you didn’t listen to any warnings? There are many stories about very curious people who didn’t listen. One of these stories is a story about Pandora. Her story comes from Ancient Greece and her curiosity brought a whole heap of trouble! Continue reading

NightingaleThis is a story about the first journey of Ilya Muromets – how he met monster who had partial human and bird like features, was able to fly, and lived in a nest, had a human family, He was said to live in a forest near Bryansk, and would sit in a tree by the road to Kiev and stun strangers with his powerful whistle. Do you think Ilya Muromets can conquer the Nightingale the Robber? Continue reading


Ilya Muromets is one of the most famous heroes in Russia. How did he become one? Listen to this Russian bylina in Russian and English languages. Read it along with a corresponding side-by-side e-book. The original bylina was retold for children by N.P.Kolpakova and you can find more bylinas for children hereContinue reading