ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 379
In this 379th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the Fairy Tale "RAPUNZEL”.
Many years ago, a lonely couple, who want a child. They live next to a walled garden belonging to an evil witch named Dame Gothel. The wife, experiencing the cravings associated with the arrival of her long-awaited pregnancy, notices a rapunzel plant (Valerianella locusta) growing in the garden and craves for it. Desperate to the point of death, one night, her husband breaks into the garden to get some salad for her. She makes a salad out of it and greedily eats it. It tastes so good that she longs for more. So her husband goes to get some for her a second time. As he scales the wall to return home, Dame Gothel catches him and accuses him of theft. He begs for mercy, and she agrees to be lenient, and allows him to take all he wants, on condition that the baby be given to her at birth. Desperate, he agrees. When the baby girl is born, Dame Gothel takes her to raise as her own and names her Rapunzel after the plant her mother craved. She grows up to be the most beautiful child in the world with long golden hair. When she reaches her twelfth year, Dame Gothel shuts her away in a tower in the middle of the woods, with neither stairs nor a door….
Who gets to visit Rapunzel and how does she get in or out? Is it fair that Rapunzel should be locked up and left alone all the time? Who or what can defeat the evil witch, Dame Gothel? To find the answers to these questions, and others you may have, you will have to download and read this story to find out!
Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".
Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps.
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