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The Princes Who Were Blockheads

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 2



Appeared in

Apples From Heaven: Multicultural Folk Tales About Stories and Storytellers

Story Summary

From India, a king has three sons who have resisted every form of traditional education. Upon the advise of his counselors, the king entrusts their education to the venerable sage, Vishnusharma. The sage tells the sons stories filled with wisdom and laughter and sprinkled with sayings from great literature and the sacred writings of India. So captivated are the three sons that they are educated in spite of themselves and are soon ready to rule at their father's side.