Monday, 2 February 2015

Hop o' My Thumb / Little Thumb

Carnival celebration is coming. We will dress up as fairy stories characters. In Year 6 we will dress up as Little Thumb. What do you know about this story?

Hop-o'-My-Thumb (Hop-on-My-Thumb), or Hop o' My Thumb, also known as Little Thumbling, Little Thumb, or Little Poucet, is one of the eight fairytales published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou Contes du temps passé (1697)

Hop-o'-My-Thumb (le petit Poucet) is the youngest of seven children in a poor woodcutter's family. He is very small but very intelligent. When the children are abandoned by their parents, he manages to save his life and the lives of his brothers. After being threatened and pursued by an ogre, Poucet steals his magic seven-league boots while the monster is sleeping.

You can watch the full story in these two videos:

Part 1:

 Part 2:

For further reading please visit this link in Wikipedia.
If you wish to read a bilingual version of the story you can visit website.

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