Treasures of the Past – Part 2

We keep exploring our vast library here at Stela. Have you read any of these classics?


By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The original “deal with the devil” story, this famous German play follows Heinrich Faust, a scholar dissatisfied with his life who offers his soul to Mephistopheles in return for knowledge and riches. As tragedy strikes both Faust and his love, Gretchen, he struggles to save them both while the devil looms over all.

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

By Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm, illustrated by Wangjie Li

Grimm's Fairy Tales

In the early 1800’s, Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm set about collecting children’s tales in a single collection, putting stories from the oral tradition into writing for the first time. The end result was a collection of now iconic stories, including Briar Rose, Rapunzel, and the Princess and the Frog. Enjoy these classic renditions of the most famous works in history.


By Johanna Spyri, illustrated by Maria Kirk


One of the best-selling books ever written, Heidi is “a tale for children and those who love children.” This famous novel follows a young orphan girl as she moves in with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Through her joyful innocence, she teaches her grandfather and the entire community of the importance of beauty, spirituality, and family.

The Happy Prince

By Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Stela

Happy Prince

From the immortal beauty and wit of Oscar Wilde comes this classic children’s story of selfless love. At the center of a poor village, the statue of the Happy Prince resides, free from all sorrow or pain. As he watches over the suffering citizens below, the statue’s heart breaks for their plight. When a helpful swallow lands upon the statue’s shoulder, the two conspire to help the struggling people in any way they can, sacrificing their own happiness and light to save those around them.

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