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1001 Stories Collection

The King and the Cockerel

Added on 30th June 2020

Oral tradition Folktale from Iraq

An oral story about a resourceful cockerel and an acquisitive king.

Story

The story of a cockerel who is brave enough to get his gold coin back from a greedy king.

Why we chose it

The King and the Cockerel was one of the stories in The Story Museum’s original audio stories collection.

Where it went next

Chris Smith includes it in his book 147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell.

Associated stories

There is a similar Hungarian story called The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button

Added on 30th June 2020

Oral tradition Folktale from Iraq