A magic pearl brings a boyand his mother good luck. But the pearl has more power than they know!
Connect to Your LifeHave you ever found something valuable by accident? What happened then?
Folk Tales• Folktales are usually about ordinary people and everyday life.• The stories include setting, characters, and a problem.• The characters are often flat, representing one particular trait such as cleverness.• Hyperbole is always found in tall tales.
The Folk Tale Formula• The plot begins quickly.• Characters are one-sided.• Plots move along well-trod paths.• All questions are answered before the story ends.
Types of Folk Tales• tales of talking animals• tales that tell why• tales of magic (fairy tales)• cumulative tales• tales of exaggeration or legendary tales (tall tales)
In Conclusion;• This story’s type is folk tale.• A folk tale is a story in which the characters are ordinary people or animals that act like people.• The stories usually teach lessons about life.• Magic often plays a key role, as it does in The Dragon’s Pearl.
Chinese Folk Tales• In Chinese folk tale, dragons are water gods. Each spring they bring life-giving rains to the land. They also reward people who please them and punish those who anger them.
Words to Know• drought: a long period of time when there is little or no rain• scorched: burnt on the surface• crave: to feel a very strong need that is hard to control• pierce: to make a hole in something using a sharp object• flourish: to grow well and be healthy