Luba and the Wren
ISBN 039921366

Luba and the Wren The Story
From Patricia Polacco

THIS IS A RETELLING, OR ADAPTION OF THE OLD RUSSIAN FOLK TALE THE FISHERMAN AND THE FLOUNDER.

IN MY STORY THE HEROINE IS A SMALL GIRL THAT FREES A WREN CAUGHT IN A FOULERS NEST IN THE FOREST. LUBA IS ASTONISHED TO HEAR THE WREN SPEAK TO HER,FOR IT WAS ENCHANTED. TO THANK LUBA FOR FREEING IT IT TOLD HER THAT SHE COLD HAVE ANY WISHES THAT SHE COULD THINK OF...BUT LITTLE LUBA IS MODEST, CONTENT AND WISHES FOR NOTHING. UPON RETURNING HOME AND TELLING HER PARENTS OF THE ENCHANTED BIRD, THE PARENTS BEG HER TO RETURN TO THE FOREST AND ASK THE WREN FOR A BIGGER HOUSE ON FERTILE LAND FOR THEY WERE POOR....LUBA DOES AS THEY ASK ONLY TO RETURN HOME TO A BIGGER HOUSE ON RICH LAND. LUBA THOUGHT HER PARENTS WOULD BE CONTENT, BUT ONLY AFTER A FEW SHORT WEEKS THEY ASKED HER TO RETURN TO THE FOREST AND ASK FOR MORE.....THEY DID THIS TO LUBA OVER AND OVER AGAIN...NOTHING SEEMED TO SATISFY THEM. THEY WANTED MORE AND MORE.....ONLY AT THE END DO THEYBECOME CONTENT AT LAST...YOU'LL BE VERY SURPRISED TO SEE HOW...

THIS STORY , AGAIN, COMES FROM A CONCERN THAT I HAVE TODAY FOR OUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN. CHILDREN THAT ARE LEFT IN THE WAKE OF THEIR OWN PARENTS AMBITION. I CONSIDER OUR CHILDREN THE GREATEST RESOURCE AND TREASURE THAT WE POSSESS AS A SPECIES. WE NEED TO HONOR THEM.

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