Once upon a time there was a woman who longed to have a little girl but she had no children,she became very sad.One day she heard a wise old woman who could help and she visited her.The old woman gave a tiny seed to plant wishing a little girl.The woman planted it in a pot,soon grew a plant and appeared a bud.
The flower bud bloomed in yellow and the centre of flower was a little girl,no bigger than the woman's thumb.This little cute girl named Thumbelina.
The woman was happy to have Thumbelina,and well look after her.Thumbelina too happy and she sang songs in her soft,clear voice as she played on the kichen table.At night she slept in a bed made from a tiny walnut shell.
Then one day a big frog heard Thumbelina's singing and hopped in through the window and carried away to the stream where she lived.saying-"What a pretty wife for my son." Thumbelina didn't want to marry ugly frog but she didn't know how to escape from that .The frog left tiny girl all alone on a lily leaf and went off to find her son.
A little bit later,some kindly fish were friend with Thumbelina who alone on the lily leaf.She said to fish the frog's effort.As the fish felt very sorry for Thumbelina. They began to cut the stem of lily leaf whole day nibbling.At last she was able to float away.
As she floated down the stream,Thumbelina met a beautiful buterfly.It derected her to a pleasant forest where she could make a home for herself.Thumbelina was happy in the wood,eating the fruits that she found,and playing with her friends the butterflies.But she was passing the days grew colder.The winter came.Thumbelina couldn't find the food.Her friend butterflies also diappeared and she was alone.
Then one day Thumbelina met a field mouse.She friend with the field mouse and agreed to live with her in sharing a little house.Not long time passed,the field mouse proposed to marry with her friend a mole.Thumbelina did not want to marry the mole who lived under the ground and nothing the sunny world.But she wanted to pass the winter.
One day the mole visited Thumbelina.She also followed him and led to his dark under ground home.It noticed there was a dead bird laying in the tunel.Thumbelina saw that bird was swallow.It was not dead just very cold and weak.She felt sorry for the swallow,covered him warm.By summer he was strong and well and ready to go back to his own home.Thumbelina good bye to the swallow as he flew off with his friends.
When summer ended,Thumbelina looked up at the sky,birds were flying,and suddenly one of them swooped down to her.It was the swallow she had saved."I am going to a warm country,come with me." he said.Thumbelina was overjoyed,she climbed onto it's back and flew to faraway land.
This land was full of flowers,and there lived tiny persons just like Thumbelina.They said "You're a our girl,We're flower people and we call you Maia." Maia loved her new home and soon got married a handsome prince of the flower people and they lived happily ever after.