Epic Storytime: The Distant Fire

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Jun 08 2020 18 mins  

To pay a doctor to care for his sick mother, 6-year-old Abel accepts a challenge to spend a night atop a mountain with no shirt or fire to keep him warm. Will the distant support of his friend Hakim help him win the prize?

In this "Back to School Special: Covid-19 Edition", let your young learners experience just how valuable collaboration can be—even at a time of social distancing. The story is based on an Ethiopian folk tale adapted by Chip Colquhoun, and read by David Ault (davidault.co.uk).

Illustration by Heather Rose.

For easy and fun ways to link this story to a wide variety of learning outcomes including geography and numeracy, make sure you also listen to our Epic Learning podcast. Further storytelling and learning resources—including storytelling videos and creative challenges for your children—can be found at epictales.co.uk

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