Maria’s Gift

Maria’s Gift Ages 7 and Up

Maria’s life is hard but she faces it with courage.  She does all that she can for her family, despite the cruelty of others, there in that little village where she lives.  Then she goes a journey and meets unusual strangers.  What will that meeting bring her?  Click on the link to listen and find out.  A story that has its origins in Greece and which I brought to North America.  20:56 mins. 

What do you think of Maria?  What will you remember about her?  Make a comment and share your thoughts.

Story origin: Originally from Joanna Coles Best Loved Folktales but you can find this version in my book  Out of the Everywhere.  Tales for a New World.

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The Child Who Looked to Herself

01 The Child Who Looked to Herself 2   Age 7 and up.

Her family is poor and she is the youngest of five sisters.  Winter is upon them and she has so little to wear.  What will she do?  How will she manage?  Click on the link and find out.   A story from Greece.  8.10 mins

What do you think of the heroine?    Leave a comment for others to read.

Story origin for me:  Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters, by Kathleen Ragan, as  The Child Who Was Both Poor and Good.

 

 

 

 

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Cap O’Rushes

Cap O’Rushes 3   Age 7 and up

A daughter is left to wander the world when she makes her father angry.  She comes to a marsh where reeds are growing.  What will happen?   Can she prove her father wrong?  Click on the link to find out.  A story from England.   11.53 mins.

This story makes me think of my grandmother and great-grandmother who worked in rich people’s houses.  Does it make you think of anything?  Leave your comments below for others to read.

Story origin for me:  Joseph Jacobs English Fairy Tales.

 

 

 

 

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Find out more about Jan and her books at http://janandrews.ca