New Zealand Folk Tales
New Zealand Folk Tales :
Folk tales have been an integral part of human life from the very beginning of the civilisation. The journey of the folk tales is like that of flowing water body that trickles off its source and streams down being joined on its way by rivulets to become a river to join the sea. The story doesn’t end there. It again travels back riding the clouds and rains down over its source or on some nearby hill.
These tales mirror the cultural and social conditions of the related land. During the course of time, they keep adding new colours. Besides entertaining, these tales reflect the social history of a civilisation. There is a sweet mixture of sentiments, realities of everyday life, ideals and moral values. These tales unveil the dreams and the fantasies of common rural folk or a small town common man in the simplest form.
Every society has a treasure of folk tales. Selecting stories from tens of thousands of stories was no easy task. Finally, the stories, having the best ingredients of entertainment and educative values, were selected. A great effort has been made to keep the language and the narrative simple and easy to make this page enjoyable for every age group besides young readers. We would welcome your reactions.
These tales and Folklore are the true mirrors of a land's civilization, culture, customs and traditions. And the beauty is that they teach very simple and basic universal values of truth, moral character, dutifulness, love, compassion and the brotherhood of all humans. The grassroot level texture of the stories is really endearing.
In this collection, we have compiled only the best educative and moral tales. They entertain, teach and kindle into the children a new realization of the world they are part of. The tales introduce children to the civilizations and the cultures of the far off countries and to the diversity of their own country to embellish their general knowledge. Another step further towards making them the brilliant ones. You can share these stories in you social media pages so that other readers will benefit by reading these stories. Since there are stories from all corners of this globe, these stories will find readers from all over the world.
We are certain that this page will teach you and your child moral lessons and make him or her a better offspring to make you proud of.
We wish you a happy reading.
New Zealand Folk Tales :
Short Stories Index