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Old Man Stupid

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Folk Tale, Japanese



Appeared in

Story Parade: A Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol 11, Num 1, Jan 1946

Story Summary

A nice telling of the traditional Japanese folk tale about an old man who claims he can move a mountain. Facing disbelief by others he explains that he will move a little bit every day, and he will teach his son and his grandson and so on for generations to do the same until the mountain has been moved.