Great tale written by Hans Christian Andersen.
It's the story is about an evil sprite, who had created a mirror with a curious power: All what was good and beautiful looked poor and mean, while showing what was good-for-nothing and looked ugly increased and magnified in ugliness.
One day, the mirror fell to Earth, where it was broken into many tiny fragments. Some of these fragments had a story, you are about to read.
Story in seven chapters, ideal for family reading.