Every night, a mother tells stories. Her children remember the stories. When they grow up, they tell them to their children. And their children tell the stories to their children. This goes on for hundreds of years. In different places, people tell different stories. Nobody knows who made up these old stories. They are part of family life. They arefolk tales . In Germany, a village is full of rats. A strange man arrives to help. In America, a man wakes after a long sleep. He finds the world has changed. In Japan, a boy draws dragons.They save his life. In England, a poor man becomes rich because of a cat. In Africa, a mother looks for stories. Find out where she finds them. Read on to enjoy these tales from around the world.