Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story by Amy Friedman and Meredith Johnson

July 20, 2014

Kua Fu Chases the Sun (A Chinese Folktale)

Long, long ago, in a time when the world was desolate and empty, filled with vipers and beasts, there lived a giant known as Kua Fu. Kua Fu lived on a mountain called Heaven Pillar in the northern wilderness. He was so enormous that, with a single stride, he could cross hundreds of miles. Kua Fu led a group of mighty... continue

July 13, 2014

The Sorrow of the Springs (A Brazilian Folktale)

Long ago, a beautiful giantess lived in the Great River. The Moon Giant loved her, so he constructed a palace at the spot where the Great River runs into the sea. He built it of mother-of-pearl and precious stones. When the Giantess of the Great River saw the palace, she fell in love with it and the Moon Giant. ... continue

July 06, 2014

The Summer Fairies (An Algonquin Indian Legend)

Long ago, the forests and meadows of this land were filled with light and dense with fairies. Those fairies danced through the grasses and hid among the trees, happy to be surrounded by warmth and sunshine. The queen of the fairies was Summer. Wherever the queen's fairies' feet touched earth, flowers bloomed.... continue

June 29, 2014

Jack's Comrades (A Celtic Tale)

Once upon a time, a poor widow had a son named Jack. One year, during a drought, the widow worried they would die before the potatoes came. Jack said to his mother, "Bake me a cake and kill a hen, and I will go out and seek my fortune. I'll soon return to share it with you, and you'll never... continue

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