Children’s Stories

In the beginning, and after

This is a translation into Old English of “The Beginning of the Worlds” – the first story in Neil Gaiman’s “Norse Mythology” and is shared with kind permission of W.W. Norton & Company Inc.

You can also download a copy of the text in Modern and Old English

Not Now, Bernard

“Not Now, Bernard” is a children’s story written by David McKee.

You can hear a reading and download a transcript in the links below.

Download transcript of Not Now Bernard

Noggin, King of the Nogs

“Noggin the Nog” was a UK television programme in the 1960s and 1970s which told the story of Noggin and his adventures in the lands of the North. The drawings were based on the Lewis Chessmen.

Here is a translation of the first story, read by one of our members and translated by a group of members and others. You can download a transcript too.

Download transcript of Noggin the Nog