ALPHEGE or the Green Monkey - A French Fairy Tale

ALPHEGE or the Green Monkey - A French Fairy Tale

by Anon E Mouse

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 168

In this 168th issue of the Baba Indaba's Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the French tale of "Alphege – or the Little Green Monkey". A king loses his wife at the birth of his son, and only the sight of his son could console him. He chose a nearby queen, known as the Good Queen, for a godmother to his son, and the Good Queen named the prince Alphege. After a time, the king remarried. His new wife tried to rid herself of her stepson, but although she had as a friend the Fairy of the Mountains, the Good Queen had sent Alphege a ruby that protected him whilst he was in his father's lands.
The king's sister had married a distant king and asked her brother to send Alphege to her, that she might get to know her nephew. On the way, they had to cross a desert. Thirsty, Alphege drinks from a stream and out of the area of protection of the ruby, Alphege vanishes. The courtiers searched the area, but a black monkey warned them they would not find him. His father dies of grief, and his stepmother was very glad to make her own son king. Alphege's governess, deeply grieved, retired to the country with her daughter, Zayda.
The new king loved hunting. One day, he saw a bright green monkey, lured it to him with food, and brought it home, where it delighted the court.............. Download and read this story to find out what events unfold after the green monkey is brought into the court.

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Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story.
HINT - use Google maps.

Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through the Middle East and Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, can be altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158434976
Publisher: Abela Publishing
Publication date: 06/23/2016
Series: Baba Indaba Children's Stories , #169
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 900 KB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

The Baba Indaba Children's Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often uses folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name "Anon E. Mouse" which, of course, is a play on the word "Anonymous".

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