Thursday’s Tale: Cinderella and the Furry Slippers by Davide Cali

This is a modern twist on the classic Cinderella fairy tale. Cinderella, per usual, spends her days cleaning and doing her stepmother’s and sisters’ hair. She sees the prince in a magazine and dreams coming to save her. When she finds out he’s having a ball, she calls up a …

Thursday’s Tale: Brother Sun and Sister Moon

Today, I’m sharing another story  from Walter J. Hoffman’s book, The Menomini Indians, circa 1888. Historically, the Menomini tribe occupied a territory in upper Michigan and Wisconsin.  Today’s tale is about the sun and moon. Once on a time Ke´so, the Sun, and his sister, Tipä´ke‘so, the Moon (“last-night sun”) …

Thursday’s Tale: Aurora Borealis

Today starts the Sci-Fi Summer Readathon. It’s not surprising that there aren’t many sci-fi-ish folk tales or fairy tales out there, so instead I found a spacey tale. This story comes from the Walter J. Hoffman’s book, The Menomini Indians, circa 1888. I found it at Windows to the Universe.org. The Menomini …

Thursday’s Tale: The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise

Today I have another story retold by Elphinstone Dayrell in Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, 1910. “The Affair of the Hippopotamus and the Tortoise” tells why the hippopotamus is always in the water. I found the story at worldoftales.com. Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the …