Long ago, when the earth had not settled in its turning and the stars had not found their places in the night sky, there were three kingdoms. The first was the kingdom of the forest, ruled by the mighty Elephant. The second was the kingdom of the sea, ruled by the ferocious Shark. And the third was the kingdom of the air, ruled by the powerful Hawk.And then there were theLong ago, when the earth had not settled in its turning and the stars had not found their places in the night sky, there were three kingdoms.The first was the kingdom of the forest, ruled by the mighty Elephant. The second was the kingdom of the sea, ruled by the ferocious Shark. And the third was the kingdom of the air, ruled by the powerful Hawk.And then there were the People, who needed the forest and sea and air for survival. But they were small and weak--no match for the beast who dominated the kingdoms. Yet the People had a gift--the gift of storytelling.With powerful prose and bold illustrations, Walter Dean Myers and Ashley Bryan tell how the People used their gift to outwit the rulers of the three kingdoms, making this triumphant story one worth reading again and again....
|Title||:||The Story of the Three Kingdoms|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Story of the Three Kingdoms Reviews
In this book we read about the three kingdoms that were present before humans came on earth. Each of these kingdoms were ruled by an animal. The forest was ruled by an elephant, the sea by a shark, and the air by the hawk. Each of these rulers belivecd thier kingdom was the greatest. people then came into the world and the rules did not want to share their kingdoms.The people thought of clever ways to trick these rulers to share. The illustrations are full of color. i got the sense of a stained glass window or a mosaic. the pictures added a mistical quality to the story.
I read this fable for my report on Walter Dean Myers. The pictures are beautiful and the message is sound: the greatest human strength is our ability to tell, understand, and learn from stories. This would be a great introduction story to a fable unit or short story unit, helping students understand the importance of literature as a teaching tool beyond the classroom. The pictures are bright and contain strong lines and plenty of African beauty.
We found a delightful section in the library full of creation tales, mythes, and folklore from around the world. It is by far one of our favorite sections.This is the story of the air, the land, the water and people. The people who could be masters, but choose to share it instead. Maybe some people in this day and age should read this tale and realize they are going about it in the wrong way.
For storytellers this is a great story to have in your storytelling pocket.
Lovely art and a good folk tale.
Will be added to the Future Folarin Progeny library.
A really beautifully written and illustrated fable.