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1) Does anyone have a source for this story? A village is experiencing repeated attacks by a wolf. The wolf is taking his toll on the villagers. Many people come and attempt to hunt down the wolf but none are successful. Finally someone comes (I think it might be St. Francis) who tells the people to feed the wolf. The well fed wolf stops killing villagers. That is sort of the bare bones. Anyone know this story or where I can find it?
for an online version.
There are some picture book versions, too:
The Wolf of Gubbio by Michael Bedard
Brother Wolf of Gubbio: A Saint Francis Legend by Colony Elliott Santangelo
2) "A Walk in the Forest"
Little Red Riding Hood is skipping down the road when she sees a big bad wolf crouched down behind a log. "My, what big eyes you have, Mr. Wolf." The wolf jumps up and runs away. Further down the road Little Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again and this time he is crouched behind a bush. "My what big ears you have, Mr. Wolf." Again the wolf jumps up and runs away.About two miles down the road Little Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again and this time he is crouched down behind a rock. "My what big teeth you have, Mr.Wolf." With that the wolf jumps up and screams,
"WILL YOU GO AWAY !
I'M TRYING TO POOP !!!!"
3) Dan Keding has posted a wonderful new story, "The Wolf's Debt"- I thought you'd want to see it.
4) There are text versions of stories on my "Mountain Wolf's Gift" CD of wolf folktales from around the world. A number of wolf stories appear here:
5) My story "Wolfblood" has had a lot of good feedback. I wrote it for the love of the subject. It's been heartening to discover the number of people who treasure the wilderness the way it was.
If you want to take a look, it's at:
6) I have lately been telling Grimm's Fairy Tales: Wolf and the Seven Little Kids to kinder and first and even one pre-kinder class. For me, the story begins with the mother instructing her children (and we do it rhythmically and with hand motions and repeat several times for practice):
(slowly, hands on heart/"me")
When I leave...
(fast and pounding; scolding finger)
DON'T O-pen the DOOR a-GAIN for A-nyone ELSE but ME!
And I ask "Is that what your mother tells you when she has to leave the house for a while?
Seems like it would help kids (this time I mean "children") to know that all mothers think this is important and make their kids be rude to strangers in this circumstance.
Kids nod both "yes" and "no," but clearly it is something that has been talked about in many homes. I think it is ever so much better to scare kids with a wolf and baby goats whose mother comes back to rescue them than to scare them with Law and Order SVU.
It is a fun and rollicking story to tell with seven little kids hiding here and there in a house, then the the mama coming home to the furniture all tumbled over and horrified at what must have happened to her beloved children and finding the last one--so happy to find it (who could be me--if I'm a listener) and a happy ending because the mom is so clever and doesn't want that wolf to ever come back! I've not told it long enough to have yet heard from the Save the Wolf Foundation, though. Stay tuned.--
Mary Grace K. 12/14/06
Created 2004; last update 11/18/09
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