Tell Me a Story

Tell Me a Story by Amy Friedman and Meredith Johnson

April 20, 2014

The Wise Old Men (A Folktale From Romania)

Once upon a time in a village in Romania, a group of young people gathered together. The evening went on, with everyone laughing and joking and socializing, when one of the young people suddenly said, "Why do we need the old men?" At first the others gasped, but then they began to talk about their... continue

April 13, 2014

The Story of the Phoenix (Based on an Egyptian Legend)

The children were hunting for Easter eggs when suddenly they felt a strong wind overhead. "What was that?" Annabelle asked, because everyone had felt the wind. It ruffled their hair and the grass, and for one moment it seemed so loud that they thought a plane had passed just above them. "I... continue

April 06, 2014

The Fools of Spring (An English Folktale)

According to a great many people, the men of Gotham were wildly ridiculous fools. Perhaps that is so. But it is possible they were actually wise and just pretended to be foolish. I say this because once upon a time, King John announced that he wished to have a castle built in Gotham. He wished the men of Gotham to build... continue

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