The story was written by the Danish Storyteller HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, and is based on a 14th century Spanish tale known as El Conde Lucanor. There are other versions of this story plot, including one from India. It tells of an Emperor who is tricked by two swindlers. A swindler is someone who uses dishonest methods to get money or possessions from someone else). The version you will see on this blog was retold by Grandma Susan.
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The Little Red Hen is a folktale ,possibly of Russian and or British origin. It is a moralistic story, which means , like fables, it teaches a lesson. In this story , The Little Red Hen does all the work and her housemates do not help. Her housemates learn that everyone has to share responsibilities, and that laziness can sometimes result in unfortunate consequences. The Little Red Hen was first published as a story in the 19th century and has gained wide popularity. The types of animals that live with the Little Red Hen vary from version to version. In this version (written in rhyme), the animals who live with the Hen are a dog, cat and mouse. To view the pictures larger, click on the first picture and then click all others in the line in turn.
THE LITTLE RED HEN
You might enjoy listening to a song about The Little Red Hen, sung by actor/musician Josh Katzman: