Clever Folk: Tales of Wisdom, Wit, and Wonder by Ruthilde M. Kronberg

By Ruthilde M. Kronberg

Answering the decision for values schooling, this choice of stories demonstrates how those who find themselves trustworthy, beneficiant, loving, brave, shrewdpermanent, sincere, and compassionate succeed in fixing difficulties and overcoming hindrances in existence. the various tales are writer originals, others are diversifications of conventional folktales from worldwide. tales that may be learn or advised to young ones of varied a long time are featured within the first a part of the ebook. the rest of the textual content is designed to aid young children develop into storytellers and comprises tales to behave out, participatory tales, and puppet stories. Age point and the explicit values taught are mentioned for every of the greater than 30 tales. for instance, the tale "Hideehohee" teaches braveness; "The shrewdpermanent Maid" teaches accountability; "Bunny crimson" bargains a lesson in vainness; and "The cheating Innkeeper" supplies a message approximately honesty. All degrees.

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When she arrived, she lay down on the grass and waited. Everything happened as before. Little hats began to fly, and squeaky little voices began to sing, When we take off our hats we can be seen, When we put them back on, we disappear from the scene. Dudle-lum-dum-dum, let's watch out for bats, And take good care of our magic hats. Very soon a hat fell on the sister's knee, but she didn't touch it. The next hat fell on her arm. Again she didn't touch it. More hats fell on her head and shoulders, but she waited until a hat fell right into her hand.

When all the cheering was over, the giant got his money sack and everyone got their promised bonus. Only Pieter received nothing. When it was his turn to be paid the giant said, "Go and marry Celia, and then return and live with me in this castle. " Pieter and Celia were glad to live with the giant, but the first months were not easy. When Helming sneezed all the dishes blew off the table. When he stomped through the kitchen the pots and pans fell off the shelves. That gnawed-off bones didn't belong underneath the table and that one didn't spit on the floor was news to him.

I'm glad you think so," chuckled the elf, and he ran and fetched two good sized bags of pure mountain gold and handed them to the brothers. " While all these wonderful things were happening to his children the father sat in his silent home. Suddenly it hit him like lightning that he was all alone, and would be alone for the rest of his life. " He grabbed his walking stick and hurried toward the Hirtzig Mountain. It was a long journey for an old man, and by the time he reached the first slope he had to sit down from sheer exhaustion.

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