ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 162
In this 162nd issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates a French tale originally told by Théophile Gautier of events which unfolded in the Paris zoo during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 – 1871. Paris was yet again besieged, cold and in the grips of hunger. Likewise the animals in the Jardin des Plantes were also starving, with the lions and other carnivores ready to eat anything, and anyone who dared venture near their cages.. .....……. Download and read this story to find out what happened to the animals in the Jardin des Plantes. Did the war end in time so that the people and animals could be fed?
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Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story.
HINT - use Google maps.
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through the Middle East and Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, can be altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.