A Journey to the Stars - Tall Tales for Children Frank Thomas Smith

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Published: November 30th 2013

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88 pages


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A Journey to the Stars - Tall Tales for Children  by  Frank Thomas Smith

A Journey to the Stars - Tall Tales for Children by Frank Thomas Smith
November 30th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 88 pages | ISBN: | 7.68 Mb

In “A Journey to the Stars”, two children – Caroline and Nicky – travel through the constellations accompanied by Pegasus, the winged horse.“Grandma Butterfly” is a survivor of the war in Europe who becomes a friend and mentor of some children in anMoreIn “A Journey to the Stars”, two children – Caroline and Nicky – travel through the constellations accompanied by Pegasus, the winged horse.“Grandma Butterfly” is a survivor of the war in Europe who becomes a friend and mentor of some children in an American town. The butterfly is a metaphor for her soul, which flies to heaven at the storys end.In “The Seventh Birthday” the dog Frodo, a beloved mascot, dies of old age on Nickys seventh birthday.

Its sad of course, but when a little girl sees Frodos souls passing through the garden, Nicky realizes that death is not the end and a new dog can replace Frodos love.The donkey en “How the Donkey Got its Cross” is the donkey that carried Yeshua (Jesus) to Jerusalem. Its owner, a boy of those times, loans it to Yeshua and from then on all the donkeys descending from it have a cross drawn on their backs..In “Juancito Hummingbird”, Juancito is a normal boy who, without wanting to, is converted by magic into a hummingbird.

He then integrates into the community of birds in a park. When the authorities decide to fumigate the park because the pigeons do their caca on the statue of a president, Juancito Hummingbird, who overhears their plans, warms the birds in time to save them. He returns to being a normal boy at the end.Merlin, the cat in “My Cat is a Magician”, has the gift of hiding things, and finding them – even things he hasnt hidden.

One day his mother forgets her knitting in a taxi. Merlin guides Nico to the house of a lady to whom the taxi driver had given the knitting – proof that Merlin is indeed a magician.In “The Lemonade Sellers”, María and Marcos, are are too poor to be able to go away for the summer vacation. Instead they decide to sell homemade lemonade in their town. Their experiences show them that it is better to give away than to sell – and, curiously, more profitable.“The Mosquito that bit a balloon”, the shortest story, describes how María Mosquito bites a balloon by mistake in Nickys bedroom. On hearing the noise Nicky and his parents think the balloon exploded on its own, but we know the truth.Sir Gawain was a knight in King Arthurs court.

In “Sir Gawain and the Dragon” we learn how when he was a boy Gawain also saved a young princess from the dragon.In “Lost in the Woods”, Caroline and Nicky meet a strange little man who teaches them how to obtain help from the spirits of nature to find the way home again.



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