ASCHENPUTTEL--a German Children's Fairy Tale

ebook Baba Indaba Children's Stories--Issue 186 · Baba Indaba Children's Stories

By Anon E. Mouse

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 186
In this 186th issue of the Baba Indaba's Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the German tale of "Aschenputtel." A wealthy man's wife passes away and he is left to care for their only child, a daughter. Later he remarries but the new wife is a social climber as are her two daughters, more concerned with the acquisition of wealth and status than with relationships and caring. The man's daughter is slowly worked out of the family and ends up being the scullery maid and more often covered in ashes, than not, hence her name Aschenputtel.
At the nearby castle, the king and his wife are exasperated with their son's refusal to take a wife and hold a ball to help him decide. At once the two sisters start planning the entrapment of the prince.
Aschenputtel goes to her mother's grave and cries and prays to her about her situation. Then a miracle occurs.............
Download and read this story to find out what the miracle was.

Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.

33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
ASCHENPUTTEL--a German Children's Fairy Tale