Zach & Annie Story
Annie Redfeather is set to run in a big track meet against her archrival, Bobbie Summers. Midway through the race, Annie hits a hurdle and falls down, causing her to be discouraged about ever running a race again. Stories about courage help to change her mind.
The Minotaur (Greek Myth)
An ancient Greek myth, this is the story of Theseus and Ariadne, a legendary hero and heroine who defeated "The Minotaur," a feared monster who dwelled in the prison-like labyrinth on the island of Crete. By defeating the Minotaur, Theseus secured his own freedom as well as freeing several Greek prisoners who were being held by Ariadne's father, King Minos.
The Brave Mice (Aesop fable, Greek)
This is the story of mice that boast about their bravery. However, when a cat arrives and true bravery is required to put a bell around the cat's neck, they all cower.
William Tell (Swiss legend)
William Tell was a legendary Swiss hero who stood up against an oppressive leader. His brave actions are said to have helped lead the Swiss people in an uprising against the Austrian rule in the 13th and 14th centuries. He is best known for having the courage (and confidence) to shoot an apple resting on the head of his son.