Folktales – Why the sky is so high above


Written on May 1, 2010 – 12:24 pm | by josephine01px2018

This folktale tells us why the sky is so high above us. The story goes like this…

A long time ago, Sky was pretty low. You could reach it if you stood on a stool and reached high on the tip of your toes. Everyone liked it this way, until one day, there was an old woman who was sweeping her front step in front of her house. There was so much dust that Sky coughed and sneezed, but the old woman ignored Sky. Sky soon became frustrated so she told the old woman to stop. The old woman got mad so she threw her broom at Sky. Sky dodged the broom, and furiously told the old woman to stop again, but the she wouldn’t. So Sky cursed at the old woman and went high, high above while sneezing and coughing, thundering and raining. And Sky stayed high above, so that the old woman couldn’t attack her with her broom anymore. And that is how the sky remains today.

I hope you enjoyed my retell of this folktale. (Don’t think this is random because it’s homework. haha.)



  1. 11 Responses to “Folktales – Why the sky is so high above”

  2.   By katie01px2018 on May 3, 2010 | Reply

    Pretty good. I liked it and I think your folktale is the same as Connie’s. Very Interesting =D

  3.   By connie01px2018 on May 3, 2010 | Reply

    I loved your retell of the folktale, but that story was exactly the same as mine!!

  4.   By michelle04px2018 on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Nice job Josephine
    I liked how you explained it in your OWN words.Very descriptive!
    Michelle

  5.   By jeein01px2018 on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Josephine. You copied the first 2 lines on a website. I know that because I went on that website. but still it’s veryyyyyy good!!!!@@

  6.   By connie01px2018 on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Josephine, to tell the truth, I don’t think I copied off the real story!!! :)

  7.   By andy01px2018 on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Your folk tale has same title to Connie’s, but retelling is different. Both are interesting and good.

  8.   By Anonymous on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    I liked your retell and i saw that folktale while I was finding folktales. I liked how you added details.

  9.   By joanna on May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Good Job!!! I saw this folktale while I was looking for one!

  10.   By amy01px2018 on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    I really like your retell! Also the story is very funny.

  11.   By josephine01px2018 on May 5, 2010 | Reply

    uhuh yeah totally i saw it ok? i checked and it was almost exactly the same…

  12.   By michelle03px2018 on May 7, 2010 | Reply

    You have the same folktale as me although you did not really tell the story correctly. Great Job though.

    :D

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