: Nemcová Bozena
: 44.25 MB
These ten enchanting folktales from Czechoslovakia recount episodes of virtue rewarded and naughtiness punished. Charming illustrations grace the timeless stories of shepherd lads, orphan girls, wicked fairies, and impish animals. In the title tale, a sly and hungry fox benefits from some little goats' wayward behavior. "The Little Cock and the Little Hen" tells of a brave chicken's unflagging attempts to help her friend and teach him the value of honesty. "The Little Stars of Gold" recounts the repayment of a child's generosity, and "The House of Candy" offers a variation on the adventures of Hansel and Gretel. Other fables include "A Tale Without End," "Castle Bousin," "About Smolineck," "The Frog and Belinka," "A Story about Palecek," and "The Magician and the Cat."