Monday, March 18, 2013




INTRODUCTION /CONTENTS LIST


Hi-- I'm Grandma Susan.  I write and illustrate stories,and write music as well. The blog is called  "Speak to Me Always" which is what I love stories to do for me.

This blog is devoted to some of my stories.
I hope you enjoy them.

CONTENTS (click on the links in red)

1.Meet the Story Friends

2. The Emperor's New Clothes


3.The Little Red Hen


4. Chicken  Little  under construction
          











































































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MEET THE STORY FRIENDS


There are twelve story friends. They like to do things together.  They like to tell stories to each other.



1. Fixie love blue. She wears blue clothes. She has
blue in her bedroom. Her parents love blue too. She
was born in the United States. She is African -American

2. Tixie loves red.  She lives in a red house. A lot of
things in her house are red.  She wears red clothes
and wears red bows in her hair. She was born in the United States.  She is Irish American.

3. Milmore loves green. He is always smiling. Milmore
was born in the United States. He is Latino -American.

4. Pip loves yellow.  He was born in the United States and is Native American. He is part of the Sioux Nation.

5. Fay loves pink.  She was born in the United States.
Fay is a Jewish American girl.

6. Bobby loves brown. He was born in England but now
lives in the United States.  

7. Sushan ( pronounced  Su-Shan, with the emphasis 
on Shan.)  Sushan loves orange. She was born in 
China but lives in the United States.

8. Cooper loves gray. You can see different shades of
gray all over his house. Cooper was born in Australia
but lives in the United States.

9. Merav (pronounced Me-Rav, with the emphasis on
Rav) loves white and blue.  She was born in Israel and
lives in the United States now.


10. Neema likes pink, just like Fay. Neema was born
in Tanzania which is in East Africa. She now lives in
the United States.

11. Pablo like brown, just like Bobby. Pablo was born
in Peru but now lives in the United States.

12. Wixie likes purple. He is Fixie's cousin.  Wixie lives
in the United States.

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

BACKGROUND:

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.

STORY (under construction)
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Friday, February 8, 2013

THE LITTLE RED HEN

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.

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THE LITTLE RED HEN


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You might enjoy listening to a song about The Little Red Hen, sung by actor/musician  Josh Katzman:

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