By Ruthilde M. Kronberg

Answering the decision for values schooling, this number of stories demonstrates how people who find themselves devoted, beneficiant, loving, brave, shrewdpermanent, sincere, and compassionate be triumphant in fixing difficulties and overcoming stumbling blocks in lifestyles. many of the tales are writer originals, others are diversifications of conventional folktales from worldwide. tales that may be learn or advised to young ones of assorted a long time are featured within the first a part of the publication. the rest of the textual content is designed to assist young ones turn into storytellers and comprises tales to behave out, participatory tales, and puppet stories. Age point and the categorical values taught are mentioned for every of the greater than 30 tales. for instance, the tale "Hideehohee" teaches braveness; "The smart Maid" teaches accountability; "Bunny purple" bargains a lesson in vanity; and "The cheating Innkeeper" provides a message approximately honesty. All degrees.

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She picked up an earth clod and threw it at the bird. Part of the earth clod hit the bird's talons, and he let go of Hideehohee, but now Hideehohee was falling. Old Milia tried to catch him, but she was too slow, and poor little Hideehohee landed right in the middle of a huge thornbush. It is true that the thornbush kept him from breaking his neck, but there were so many sharp thorns in his backside that he looked like a porcupine. Page 12 It took old Milia almost an hour before she had removed them all, and when she was done Hideehohee was in no shape to travel.

You are lucky your brothers ran away. " "My brothers would not have squandered everything you worked for, and they didn't run away either," cried the sister angrily. " stammered the father. "They did," replied the sister. "And now I am leaving too. " "I forbid you to go," thundered the father. "I care for my brothers more than I care for anyone else in the world," said the sister, and before her father could stop her, she ran out of the house, all the way to the mountain. When she arrived, she lay down on the grass and waited.

That kept the girls' strength up, but of course it had to Page 8 be done behind Hendrick's back. Had he found out that they were drinking a few cups of his precious milk, he would have accused them of stealing, and sent them away. Oh yes, times were hard for the poor, but sometimes a bit of luck comes even to them. One day Katrinele was out in the forest gathering kindling wood when suddenly she heard a strange sound. " She looked around, and what did she see? A tiny white cat. Eya yey, what was Katrinele to do?

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