Spring is almost here! Celebrate with a book filled with stories from the German forests!
The folktale is a story passed down verbally from generation to generation. Each storyteller added something new to the stories, making them more interesting and fascinating as the ages passed. Different folktales bear the characteristics of the culture, folklore and customs of the people from which they originated.
1.The man who never lied is an African folktale.
2.The four dragons is an Asian folktale.
3.Why the sun and the moon live in the sky is an African folktale.
4.Why the Cheetah's cheeks are stained is an African folktale.
5.Clever Jackal gets away is an African folktale.
6.The grasshopper and the toad is an African folktale.
7.The origin of fire is a Native American folktale.
8.The monk and the student is an Asian folktale.
9.The Disobedient Son is a South American folktale.
10.How the Tiger Got His Stripes is a South American folktale.
The red shoes by Hans Christian Andersen
The Frog-King, or Iron Henry by The Brothers Grimm
The Fairy by Charles Perrault
The naughty boy by Hans Christian Andersen
Hansel and Grethel by The Brothers Grimm
The story of the youth who went forth to learn what fear was by The Brothers Grimm
Snow-White And Rose-Red by The Brothers Grimm
Blue Beard by Charles Perrault
The Valiant Little Tailor by The Brothers Grimm
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen
The Frog Prince by The Brothers Grimm
The emperor's new clothes by Hans Christian Andersen
Little is known about the life of Aesop. According to historical facts he was a slave, who lived in the sixth century BC in ancient Greece. Some legends suggest Aesop was an ugly hunchbacked slave, although his real appearance is a mystery. One thing is known for sure - Aesop was a very smart, resourceful and inventive man.
Jean de La Fontaine was a French poet and fabulist, who lived and worked during the XVII century. For special contributions to French literature he was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1684. Published in 1668, the collection of fables brought La Fontaine international fame.