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A Wish Too Far

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A Wish Too Far
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150
Pages: 
28
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A fairy tale about a poor fisherman and his greedy wife who makes one wish too many for her own good. A splendid story of magic and greed and the corrupting power of both. Written in the classic fairy tale tradition, this story is sure to please the fairy tale lover of all ages.

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Pages: 28
Reading Level: Intermediate (6 to 9)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781490456188
Categories: Bed Time, Classics, Imagination
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: wishes, fisherman, greed, lesson
Date Added: March 30, 2014
A WISH TOO FAR A Fairy Tale Written by Harris Tobias Illustrated by Walter Lee A WISH TOO FAR A Fairy Tale Written by Harris Tobias Illustrated by Walter Lee Copyright Casita Press Charlottesville Va All rights reserved Once there was a poor fisherman who had five daughters These daughters were very plain and couldnt find suitors so they lived at home with their mother and helped her keep the house and sell their fathers catch They were a great help to the family but also a great burden With so many mouths to feed the old fisherman was at sea every waking hour trying to catch enough fish to keep his large family fed and clothed Those few hours when he was home his old wife gave him no peace Whatever will we do for money Without a big dowry no one will marry our daughters You must work harder and catch more fish And on and on she drove him It was only at sea that he could find any peace One day when the fishing was extremely poor the old fisherman sailed his boat further from home than ever before A dense fog fell and covered the coast and when it lifted the fisherman found himself in a strange cove where hed never been before He was about to cast his net when the tide changed and a great whirlpool grabbed hold of his boat and spun it around and around Faster and faster the boat spun until it traveled down the funnel of the whirlpool like a bit of dirt down a bathtubs drain Eventually the boat came to rest on the bottom of the cove The fisherman saw a small hut and an old woman hanging clothes on a line Hello good wife called the fisherman what place is this and how come you here I am the witch of the cove the old woman said and this is my home No mortal has ever been here before If you keep my secret I will grant you one wish I wish I could catch more fish said the fisherman without hesitation as he thought that having more money would silence his scolding wife It is easily done said the witch When you throw your net you must say Damma damma dammaree Fish of the se