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The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci
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This folktale from the American South is adapted from a Creole folktale. It is thought to have been brought to America by the French. When I first began reading it, it seemed to be a variation of Cinderella, however as I continued I started to see a lesson being demonstrated. The two sisters visit the elderly woman in the woods, but only one was invited. After she returned with treasures galore (from the eggs), the greedy sister, encouraged by the mother, went to get some riches for herself. She did not abide by the wishes of the woman and was chased home by horrible creatures (from the eggs). Needless to say, be careful what you wish for...that is the message that students need to take with them. You don't need everything in life to be happy! Comparing the sisters would be the first place to start!
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