Carrots to Coins: and Other Ukrainian Folk Tales Retold in English by Danny EvanishenCarrots to Coins: and Other Ukrainian Folk Tales Retold in English by Danny Evanishen

Carrots to Coins: and Other Ukrainian Folk Tales Retold in English

byDanny EvanishenTranslated byJ ZurowskyIllustratorRalph Critchlow

Paperback | May 15, 2000

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Carrots to Coins

and Other Ukrainian Folk Tales Retold in English

 

Carrots to Coins is the seventh volume in the folk tale series, with twenty stories; some are old favorites and some are less well-known. All the stories are retold in a lively, entertaining manner that will please both young and old. The delightful illustrations add another dimension to the enjoyment of the tales.

 

Retold by Danny Evanishen

Translations by J Zurowsky

Illustrations by Ralph Critchlow

 

136 pages, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches, soft cover, perfect-bound, illustrated

ISBN 0-9681596-3-X

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Title:Carrots to Coins: and Other Ukrainian Folk Tales Retold in EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:May 15, 2000Publisher:ETHNIC ENTERPRISESLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:096815963X

ISBN - 13:9780968159637

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 3

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Carrots to Coins and Other Ukrainian Folk Tales Retold in English   Carrots to Coins   Once, Jesus and His disciples happened to arrive at a town where a wedding was in progress. The disciples wanted to join in the celebrations, but the custom was that guests would donate money to pay the musicians as they were welcomed at the door. The disciples therefore would require money to pay the musicians as they were greeted.   They asked Jesus what to do for money. He told them to cut some carrots into coin-size slices, which they did. Jesus blessed the slices and transformed them into money and gave some to each of them.   While everyone was feasting and enjoying the entertainment, Peter, one of the disciples, became greedy. He thought he would like some coins for himself. He sneaked away to the garden, sliced some carrots, blessed them in exactly the same way as Jesus had done and, lo and behold, they changed into coins.   He returned to the celebration just as everyone was donating money to the musicians by dropping their coins into a large drum. When Peter dropped his donation into the drum, instead of the jingling of coins, there was a booming sound. The musicians noticed this immediately but did nothing except watch him until nightfall, when they decided to beat him to teach him a lesson about donating carrots instead of money.   Jesus and Peter slept in a small shed with no door. Jesus was near the wall and Peter lay next to Him. Just as they fell asleep, the musicians sneaked in and beat Peter with sticks and ran out. Peter asked if he could change places with Jesus, because he thought that the musicians might return to give him another beating. Jesus agreed.   In the meantime, the musicians decided that they might as well give a beating to the other man sleeping next to the wall, just in case they had made a mistake and beat the wrong man the first time.   They went in and gave a good beating to the man by the wall. So Peter got it again. This was a lesson to Peter not to try to do what only Jesus Himself could do, and not to try to outsmart Jesus.