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Publication Date: 2 Jun 2011
Subject: Children's novels
Suitable for: Primary (Year 5)
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Collection of folklore stories to explain how each kind of animal became different from each other
This collection of eleven evocative, accessible and funny stories for children of 5+ tells how a particular animal came to be as it is now.
The Whale grew up in God's vegetable patch but was banished to sea when he became too large and crushed all His carrots.
The Polar Bear was lured to the North Pole by the other animals who were jealous that she always won the annual beauty contest.
The Hare has asked the moon to marry him but can never stretch his ears high enough to hear her reply...
Each story is a delight for reading alone or aloud.
Book banded for guided reading by the Institute of Education - classic short story collection / mythic
NOTE : Published in a picture book format in hardback in 2000, now out of print, and in 2002 in paperback
p3 Why the owl behaves as it does
p13 How the whale became
p20 How the fox came to be where it is
p27 How the polar bear became
p33 How the hyena became
p38 How the tortoise became
p49 How the bee became
p56 How the cat became
p62 How the donkey became
p70 How the hare became
p77 How the elephant became