Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal/El Muchachito Listo Y El Terrible Y Peligroso Animal

Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal/El Muchachito Listo Y El Terrible Y Peligroso Animal

by Idries Shah, Rose Mary Santiago
     
 

A Sufi teaching tale of a boy who visits another village and helps the townspeople deal with their fear of something that they have mistaken for a terrible, dangerous animal. See more details below

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A Sufi teaching tale of a boy who visits another village and helps the townspeople deal with their fear of something that they have mistaken for a terrible, dangerous animal.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-This entertaining folktale is part of an oral tradition from the Middle East and Central Asia. A boy visits a neighboring village where he discovers a frightened crowd pointing to "a dangerous animal" in one of their fields. The youngster soon realizes that the large and terrifying object is a "MELON!" He proceeds to show the villagers that it can be eaten, and then they are fearful of him. He laughs at their silliness and their fear of the unknown, and convinces them that they can also plant its seeds and grow their own fruit. The strangers take his advice and soon their town is called Melon Village. The satisfying ending includes an illustration of the boy looking out onto fields full of melons. The colorful and humorously rendered illustrations bring this story to life. A great choice for anyone looking for a fun folktale with a positive message.-Diane Olivo-Posner, Long Beach Public Library, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883536404
Publisher:
I S H K
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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