Synopses: ST2/Part 8

The Most Beautiful House
Many of Paul Biegel’s stories have been translated from the Dutch. This one is reprinted by permission of Puffin Post.

Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse (Part 3)
On Hurricane Mountain the scene is set for Sootica’s escape. But will Gobbolino’s disguise work?

The Orchestra that Lost its Voice
Geraldine McCaughrean’s story is produced here with the help of boys and girls from City of London Freemen’s School orchestra to whom we are most grateful.

Stone Soup
This old story came originally  from Central Europe.

The Man who Knew Better
Scandinavians have been telling this story since long before the words “male chauvinist” were ever coined – a story in praise of wives and mothers everywhere.

How the Polar Bear Became
Just one of Ted Hughes’ many remarkable explanations for the origins of the animals, from his book How the Whale Became and other stories.. It is published here by kind permission of Faber and Faber Limited.

The Marrog
At the back of the classroom somebody is musing on the advantages of being a Martian. R. C. Scriven’s poem first appeared in Journeys, a BBC publication of spring 1968.

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