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You do not have to look far for the moral of this story. It is an ancient tale, that goes back to Greek and Egyptian times. But unlike many moral lessons, you can really enjoy the lively and amusing plot.
The oldest known version is by the Greek writer, Lucian, who made the sorcerer a priest of the Egyptian god Isis. It has been told in verse by the German poet Goethe. But the most famous modern version is by Walt Disney, from his fabulous film, Fantasia.
A kitty named Jasper takes great pride in his fearlessness. But the truth is, there's one thing that really scares him. Jasper is determined to keep it a secret, but will his sister and friends find out? This is the perfect story for anyone who needs reassurance that having a fear isn't anything to be ashamed of.
In a little village, there lived a chef with a penchant for all things potatoes. But one day, the unthinkable happens: he runs out! This short story is full of positive messages about trying new things and learning from friends.
Meet Ray, an alien from Solerius, a planet with two suns that shine so bright he just can't get any sleep! Exhausted, he flies off into the galaxy to find a place to rest, and instead, comes face to face with a real, live, human astronaut. What happens next is, well, out of this world!
But if you are expecting this goose to lay a golden egg, please don’t be disappointed. It’s value, according to the Brothers Grimm, is in its golden feathers.
Although this story is set in China, it actually comes from Persia. Bertie found it in a book called “Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by William Alexander Clouston” (1890) and he thought it was an exceptionally charming story. He’s rewritten his own version in modern English.