An Armenian modern day folk tale published by Heifer International, written by New York Times best-selling author Page McBrier and illustrated by Stefano teaches children “never to envy others”. An Armenian proverb unites three best friends and one beautiful cow in a tale about sharing, caring and responsibility. “Once There Was and Was Not . . .” recalls the traditional opening line of Armenian folk tales – the equivalent of our familiar “Once upon a time . . .” and reminds us how small acts can change the world for the better.
This is a wonderful little story inspired by an Armenian proverb and medieval manuscript illustrations.
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