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By Norma J. Livo

ISBN-10: 1563089343

ISBN-13: 9781563089343

Listed below are greater than 60 stories that exemplify, help, and advertise the robust values and personality features that we want to instill in our early life this present day. additionally they aid the nature schooling that's being mandated in kingdom after country in the course of the state. Grouped into 12 sections in line with particular values, akin to love, perserverance, equity, and cooperation (with a separate bankruptcy on facing bullies), those stories were handed down during the a long time in varied cultures and traditions from everywhere in the world—from Japan and India to Greece, Scotland, Africa, and the Americas. There are folktales, fables, Zen Buddhist stories, tales from the Judeo Christian Bible—even actual ancient stories. on the finish of every part, educator and storyteller Norma Livo bargains task rules and recommendations for discussions pertinent to precise tales and values. moreover, there's an appendix of basic task rules that may be utilized in personality schooling.

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While he was gone, his wife searched all through their home. She came across an old chest hidden upstairs in a locked back room. She opened it with a heart that was beating like a person who had just finished running a long distance and climbing high mountains. Inside the chest was her sealskin. She waited until her husband came home with a respectable catch of fish. They ate supper and he yawned, stretched, and he and his wife went to bed. In the middle of the night, she crept away and ran down to the beach, wrapped her sealskin around her, and returned at last to her own people in the sea.

He knew, again from the stories, that if one of the girls could not resume her seal shape inside her sealskin, she would be forced to stay in human form. ” he said, as he snatched the most beautiful of the skins from the boulder. When the dancing maidens heard this and saw him with the skin, they all rushed to the boulder to get their skin and escape. Of course, now one of them was doomed to be human. “You have no other choice but to become my wife,” the fisherman told her. ” “No,” he said firmly.

When the second daughter was about to be married, and she was again invited to the wedding, she said to the prince, “This time I will not be alone. ” The Singing, Soaring Lark 53 “It would be too dangerous for me,” he said. ” “Ah, but do come with me. I will take great care of you and guard you from all light,” she begged. So they went away together and took with them their little child as well. She had a room built there so strong and thick that no ray of light could pierce through it. There the lion prince was to shut himself in when the candles were lit for the wedding feast.

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