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The Twelve Months

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 10
Categories: Fairy Tale, Winter

Author

James
Riordan

Appeared in

A World of Fairy Tales

Story Summary

This is a rich retelling of a Bohemian fairy tale. Young Jana is forced out in a winter blizzard to pick Snowdrops by her wicked stepmother. Unfortunately Snowdrops don't bloom until March, but when Jana discovers the twelve months camped in the forest, they take pity on her and advance the coming of Spring so that she can pick her flowers and return home.