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1001 Stories Collection

The Bird in the Forest

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Added on 25th June 2020

Oral tradition Indian fable

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1001 , Audio , Text , Storymap

A Jataka tale, also known as The Brave Little Parrot, which shows that even the smallest of creatures can have the biggest of hearts.

Story

A tiny bird tries to save her forest home from fire. One of the gods is impressed by her bravery and his tears of compassion help to put out the flames.

Why we chose it

This is one of the stories in our original audio stories collection. It is a story of bravery and determination against the odds.

Where it came from

This is one of the Jataka tales. The Jataka tales are a collection of fables and stories about the future Buddha and are part of the canon of Buddhist literature. They are dated between 300 and 400AD.

Associated stories

Other Jataka tales include The Monkey’s Heart, The Talkative Turtle, The Hare in the Moon and The Monkey and the Mango.

Added on 25th June 2020

Oral tradition Indian fable

Asia Animals Fables Environment and nature
1001 , Audio , Text , Storymap

Story Resources

  • The Bird in the Forest story map PDF (259.93 KB)
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  • The Bird in the Forest story text PDF (187.727 KB)
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