The Well of Truth: A Folktale from Egypt by Martha HamiltonThe Well of Truth: A Folktale from Egypt by Martha Hamilton

The Well of Truth: A Folktale from Egypt

byMartha Hamilton, Mitch WeissIllustratorTom Wrenn

Paperback | December 16, 2008

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The Well of Truth is a humorous Egyptian folktale told by Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton about three great friends, Goat, Rooster, and Donkey. All three friends love the sweet taste of clover. One day, they decide to try their hand at farming, and they plant an entire field of clover. They patiently tend to the field and wait for the crop to grow large enough to harvest. Unfortunately, Donkey becomes impatient and one night sneaks out into the field to taste the clover. However, he can't stop at just a taste and eventually eats the entire field. The friends wake up to find the field wiped out and accuse Donkey, who of course denies eating the clover. They all agree to go to the Well of Truth to find out who actually ate the clover, and the Donkey's guilt is exposed. This Egyptian story shows that selfishness and greed are futile; readers will learn the importance of sharing and fairness.
Martha Hamilton & Mitch Weiss Bio: Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss are a husband-and-wife writing and storytelling team known as "Beauty and the Beast Storytellers." They have traveled the world sharing their passion for the oral tradition and the art of telling great stories. They have co-authored thirteen books and two aud...
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Title:The Well of Truth: A Folktale from EgyptFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.01 × 8.13 × 0.26 inPublished:December 16, 2008Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874838800

ISBN - 13:9780874838800

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