Friday, July 30, 2010

Fairy Tale Fridays: The Story Bag

Special Thanks to my Personal Faery Friend for the Button Art: Ye Olde Faery Shoppe 

This week's selection for Fairy Tale Fridays was a Korean tale known as The Story Bag.  Before I move into how I feel about the story, let's go to a quick synopsis . . . A spoiled little rich kid loved having stories told to him; however, as they were told, he would stuff the little tales into a bag and would imprison them, making it unable for them to escape.  As years passed, the boy became a man that was chosen a bride . . . but, the forgotten stories decided to get a little revenge.  Thankfully, a servant overheard the plotting amongst the stories and was able to save the bride and bridegroom from all dangers, leaving us with the following moral to ponder . . .
"That is why when stories are heard they must never be stored away to become mean and spiteful, but must always be shared with other people.  In this way, they are passed from one person to another so that as many people as possible can enjoy them."
This is my favorite moral by far!!!!  Considering our current trend here on Fairy Tale Fridays of exploring tales from other countries and cultures, I am a big supporter of passing on the story, sharing the love and enjoyment of a tale, and passing on the culture and traditions right along with it . . . . to generations to come!

Therefore, along with this week's usual Fairy Tale Fridays, I am going to also propose a challenge!!!  Pass on your favorite tales this week, whether it may be to a child or to a friend, whether it may be to a classroom or a nursing home, whether it may be in the comfort of your own home or to the world on your blog . . . Share your tales and share the love!  In fact, it is perfect timing since Vanessa over at Today's Adventure is hosting the annual Once Upon a Week event.  I will be sharing some additional fairy tale posts in addition to next week's selection and be sure to check back later today because Vanessa will be guest posting right here with a little tale-sharing herself!!

Did you go with this tale or with another Korean tale this week?  Do you intend you take me up on my challenge?

Friday, August 6th:  The Twin Brothers (Danish Folk and Fairy Tales)
Friday, August 13th: Chunda's Wisdom Quest (Tales from Tibet)
Friday, August 20th:  Choose Your Own Tale
Friday, August 27th:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Friday, September 3rd:  Fairy Tale Flick (special post to come for details!)
**SPECIAL NOTE:  I have linked those stories that I can find above either in writing or as a video of the reading via YouTube.  The generic link via the country's tales will take you to a listing of additional tales or possible replacements.  Enjoy!


  1. Funny how often we focus on the same things.

  2. Way cool...and I agree with the moral. :)

  3. Love the sound of this one. Stories should always be shared!

  4. carolsnotebook . . . I know, isn't it?!?! :)

    J. Kaye . . . I think so too!! Isn't the moral great?!

    Alexia561 . . . If you have a chance, I recommend that you check out the link to the full story! It's a very quick read and definitely worth it with those last words!! :)


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