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A Story From: Norway
Read Time: ["10 to 15mins"]
For Ages: 5 to 7yrs., 8 to 10yrs.

The animals want their own house in the woods- but what of a wolf?
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"The Ram and the Pig Who Set Up House" is adapted from "The Sheep and the Pig Who Set Up House," a story from Tales from the Field by P. Asbjornsen (London: Chapman & Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1874), pp. 267-272.

Adapted by Elaine Lindy ©1998. All rights reserved.


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This storyline, where several barnyard animals build a home together and defend it against intruders, is a popular motif in folktales. The Brothers Grimm tell such a version in "The Bremen Town Musicians", where a dog, a cat, a donkey, and a rooster join forces. Another tale is the English-American "How Jack Went to Seek His Fortune" (North American Legends by Virginia Haviland, 1979), where Jack joins a cat, dog, goat, bull, skunk and rooster and together they scare a band of robbers from their house in the woods.