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The Magic Thread

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 6
Categories: Folk Tale, French

Author

Traditional

Appeared in

Hey, Listen to This

Story Summary

A young boy receives a ball of golden thread from an old women who says that it is his life thread...pull it and an hour will pass like a second. Peter, greedy to bypass the bad times in life, soon learns that the good and the bad together create the tapestry of a good life.