Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story by Amy Friedman and Meredith Johnson

December 14, 2014

The Blossoms of Winter (A Japanese Folktale)

Once upon a time, a man named Isamu and his wife, Ai, lived with their little white dog. They loved their dog as if he were their child. One day, the dog began to bark madly, scratching at a spot in the backyard. Isamu and Ai could not imagine what was so upsetting and decided that they must find out. They dug a... continue

December 07, 2014

The Golden Apple of Discord (A Greek Myth)

Once upon a time, long ago, Queen Hecuba of Troy had a dream. The queen was pregnant at the time, eagerly awaiting the birth of her first child. But one night she dreamed she gave birth to a flaming torch. When she told her husband, King Priam, he became worried and called upon his eldest son, Aesacus, the seer, to... continue

November 30, 2014

The Gift of Good Sense (A Korean Folktale)

Once upon a time, a poor peasant was dying. He called to his three sons. "I have little to leave you, I'm afraid," he said. To the eldest son he gave a millstone; to the second son he gave a gourd and bamboo staff; to the youngest son he gave a drum. "These are... continue

November 23, 2014

Gypsy Queen (A Spanish Tale)

Once upon a time, a prince told his parents he must marry the most beautiful woman in the world. He would travel the world to find her. The prince rode over mountains, across valleys, through villages and cities and towns. One day, he came to a fountain, and there he stopped to take a drink. As he bent... continue

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