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The Grateful Stork

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 7
Categories: Folk Tale, Japanese



Appeared in

Teacher's Read Aloud Anthology: Two Volumes

Story Summary

After a kindly old couple help a white stork caught in a trap, the stork returns to them in the form of a young woman who can weave the most wondrous fabric. They soon come to love her like a daughter not knowing that she must leave if they ever discover her secret.