October 21, 2017: The Pumpkin Child—a Persian tale
January 27, 2018: Akimba and the Magic Cow
March 3, 2018: The Three Feathers
AKIMBA AND THE MAGIC COW is an African folktale about a poor man who gets a series of magical gifts from an old man who lives in the woods, soon losing each one to his greedy neighbor.
THE THREE FEATHERS is a Grimm Fairy tale about a king and his three sons. Two are very clever but the third is a bit simpler. The king falls ill and is concerned about the future of his kingdom. He decides he has to pick which of his sons will be the heir to his thrown. In order to decide that he sets his three sons to various tasks: bring the loveliest carpet, the finest ring, and the most beautiful woman in the world. He blows three feathers into the air to determine which direction each son should go in.