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The Chickens and the Fox

Hayyim Nachman Bialik
AGE: 3-7

The great Hebrew poet adapts a folk-tale about the victory of the weak over the strong.
During a drought year, the chicken-coop is starving. The rooster gathers the community and suggests they go in search of food. So large and small, and one lame chicken, all set out. When they reach an oat field, they eat well and stay. But after a while, they get homesick. Again the leader gathers the community and tells them to take food home. So each chicken takes a thick ear of oats in her beak, except for the lame one who hobbles along last, on a crutch. A young fox sees them, and smacks his lips. Sidling up to the lame chicken, he asks where they’re from and what they`ve got in their mouths. The lame chicken thinks fast. "They`ve just beaten the foxes, and each has her loot, a fox tail, as a souvenir in her mouth," she says bravely, adding: "And your tail`s for me!" The fox is frightened and flees for his life.

Illustrations: Yossi Abolafia

English translation available (for publishers only)

The Chickens and the Fox
Title The Chickens and the Fox
Author’s Last Name Bialik
Author's First Name Hayyim Nachman
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Odessa, 1918
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Hakibbutz Hameuchad
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 2005
No. Pages 23 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Tarnegolim Ve-Ha-Shual
Representation Not Represented by ITHL


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