Wow, not even a stepmother but their actual mother leaves them in the woods. This illustrator can't draw children's faces. Traditional tale, except when the children leave the cottage they loot it of a bunch of precious jewels, and by the time they return home their evil mother has died.
Yiddish folk tale. Interesting moral. A man has a huge family cramped and fighting in a small house and complains to the rabbi, who tells him to keep bringing larger and larger animals inside with the family. At the end, when he tells him to let the animals back out again, the house seems so roomy that they are happy.