Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story by Amy Friedman and Meredith Johnson

November 16, 2014

The Land of Peace (A Middle Eastern Parable)

Once upon a time, there lived a king known as Alexander. He was a bold, brave king who loved treasures. For many years he led his armies through the world, conquering people and plundering the land. As the years passed, Alexander became richer and more powerful, but he was not happy. He longed to find... continue

November 09, 2014

A Dreamer's Tale (A German Folktale)

Once upon a time, long ago, there lived a man in Bavaria. Ali was his name. He was a friendly, smart fellow of many talents. But Ali believed most of all in following his dreams. His family and friends often teased him. "The dreamy one," they called him, laughing behind his back. "He'll never make... continue

November 02, 2014

The Devil and the General (An American Legend)

Long ago, a fellow called Jonathan Moulton was born in a town called North Hampton, in New Hampshire. He became a colonel of the New Hampshire Militia and served in the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution. During the Revolutionary War, the colonel's regiment guarded the seacoast against... continue

October 26, 2014

Hogs in the Mud (A Chilean Folktale)

Once upon a time, Pedro de Urdemalas, one of the world's most famous tricksters, was walking along the road, tired and hungry. Pedro de Urdemalas was sometimes rich, but now he was poor, wondering where his next meal would come from. That's when he happened to pass by a hog farm. He laughed at the sight of... continue

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