Easy short stories for ESL students include fables and tales with moral lessons, such as "The Foolish Donkey," "The Fox and the Grapes" and "The Golden Goose." Zen stories such as "Making a Difference" and "When Truth Da... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

Tall tales are stories filled with unbelievable elements that are presented as facts. Examples of tall tales include stories about the legendary feats of Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, Casey Jones and Anni... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

Traditional tales are stories that are passed down orally as part of the shared tradition of a culture. Traditional tales include myths, folk tales and legends. These tales often include fantasy elements and metaphorical... More » Art & Literature Folklore
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway and "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell are among the most famous books to win the Pulit... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

The main characters in "The Grapes of Wrath" are Tom Joad, Ma Joad, Pa Joad, Jim Casey and Rose of Sharon. Grampa and Granma Joad also play important roles in the novel. More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

John Steinbeck wrote "The Grapes of Wrath" to tell the tale of the poor working and living condition of California's migrant workers in the 1930s. The book came out in 1939. More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction