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  THE MAGIC OF WORDS. LEGENDS AND FOLKTALES FOR KIDS
ARACHNE THE SPINNER

Dulce Rodrigues


A Greek myth that explains the origin of spiders, and in the myth
the girl Arachne is the original spider.
The modern scientific classification for the family of animals
to which spiders belong is arachnida.
(retold and translated by by my "boss", that lady who is always at
the computer typing great kids stories and updating my website)


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THE PRINCE WITH THE DONKEY'S EARS

Dulce Rodrigues


Long, long time ago, there was a kingdom ruled by a king and her queen who had a son with donkey's years! Will the price get rid of such ears?
(Portuguese folktale adapted and translated by my "boss")

Would you like to retell this story with the puppets you can get at Bonecas da Filó?

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read the story THE PRINCE WITH THE DONKEY'S EARS
THE CAMEL, THE DEER AND THE HORSE

Dulce Rodrigues


When reading this folktale, you'll learn how the deer got his antlers, the horse got his long tail, and the camel lost his...
(folktale from Mongolia adapted and translated by my "boss", that lady who is always at the computer typing great kids stories and updating
my website)


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read the story THE CAMEL, THE DEER AND THE HORSE
THE FROGS' RACE

Dulce Rodrigues


Once upon a time, a group of frogs decided to make a race...

Would you like to make fun frog stickpuppets and put on a show telling this story?

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read the story THE FROGS' RACE
THE CRACKED POT

Dulce Rodrigues


A very nice short story that tells you about flowers, friendship and an elderly lady who lived somewhere in China.


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read the story THE CRACKED POT
AN EEL IN THE AQUARIUM

Dulce Rodrigues


The story of a funny eel that my "boss" kept in the aquarium until...


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read the story AN EEL IN THE AQUARIUM
PENGUIN AND THE FIG TREE

Dulce Rodrigues


A story about a funny dog who had a sweet tooth and loved...
Well, you'll learn about it when reading the story...


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read the story Penguin and the Fig Tree
THE WOLF AND THE SEVEN KIDS

Dulce Rodrigues


A story by the brothers Grimm.
(translated and retold by my "boss", that lady who is always at the computer typing great kids stories and updating my website).


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read the story THE WOLF AND THE SEVEN KIDS
A LITTLE MORE THAN NOTHING

Dulce Rodrigues


There once was the twig of a fir tree and a snowflake...
(translated and retold by my "boss", that lady who is always at the computer typing great kids stories and updating my website).

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read the story A LITTLE MORE THAN NOTHING
THE LITTLE LADYBIRD

Dulce Rodrigues


Portuguese folk tale about some naughty human weaknesses
such as gluttony...
(translated and retold by my "boss", that lady who is always at the computer typing great kids stories and updating my website).

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read the story The Little Ladybird
THE LITTLE RED HEN

Dulce Rodrigues


A Russian folk tale on friendship and sharing.
(translated and retold by my "boss", that lady who is always at the computer typing great kids stories and updating my website).


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THE LEGEND OF COFFEE

Dulce Rodrigues


An Ethiopian legend that tells how the coffee plant was discovered by a shepherd boy.
(translated and retold by my "boss").

- This text was awarded a first prize in a literary contest.

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A HINDU LEGEND

Dulce Rodrigues


A philosophical tale about mankind.
(translated and retold by my "boss", that lady who is always at the computer typing great kids stories and updating my website).


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