Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Five Fools Revealed

My retold English folktale "Five Foolish Brothers" appears in the August issue of HIGHLIGHTS.

I enjoyed finding a new way to portray the problems of these thickheaded siblings. Love those noodlehead stories! No wonder they've lasted for centuries.


  1. Congratulations Gale. I plan to look for your story at the library. Is this similar to the book you have called Falling Leaves and Foolish Brothers? If so, perhaps you'd share how you got more milage out of your ideas in another blog post. I'd love to hear and I think other readers would too. Thanks for considering it.

    Linda A.

  2. Linda,

    Actually, the HIGHLIGHTS story is a retelling of an old, classic tale. The FALLING LEAVES AND FOOLISH BROTHERS is an original story. I have written four stories about those foolish brothers, one for every season.

    Yes, I love both retelling and devising foolishness.

  3. Meg,
    Thanks! You've been around for years of my "foolish" stories.

  4. Love your foolish brother stories!! So great to see that others appreciate them as well :)