leaves her children alone at home. She warns them not to leave or let anyone
in. The younger children let the wolf in when he claims to be their grandmother.
The oldest child , Shang, sees the truth and is able to trick the wolf.
Find out how in LON PO PO.
Experiencing other culture's
versions of classic stories opens children's eyes to the vast world of
similarities and differences between all of the people who occupy the vast
earth. This version of the Red Riding Hood story features three daughters
left at home when their mother goes to visit their grandmother. Lon Po
Po, the Granny Wolf, pretends to be the girls' grandmother, until clever
Shang, the eldest daughter, suspects the greedy wolf's real identity. Tempting
him with ginkgo nuts, the girls pull him in a basket to the top of the
tree in which they are hiding, then let go of the rope--killing him.
(Nicole Chess, firstname.lastname@example.org, teacher)