The Republic of Georgia has had many wonderful writers over its long history. Lots of folk tales have been passed down, poems have been penned and fantastical stories have been written.
Today, I’m taking part in the Read Around the World Series. All summer long different bloggers are selecting books unique to various parts of the world. You can see them all here. Be sure to check back as a new book is being added daily.
I was thrilled to hear about this series. I thought it would be wonderful to showcase some of that great Georgian literature.
Only one hiccup appeared.
I could not located any stories that were specific to Georgia. 🙁
Never fear. I’m not one to back down from a challenge.
Rather than share a Georgia-specific book, I thought I would showcase a little bit of the Georgian love for folk tales.
Nearly every children’s story on the shelves in the bookstores is from one of two categories.
Folk Tales and Fairy Tales.
That and little poem books.
Today, I want to share with you one of the popular folk tales from Georgia called “The Fox and the Crow”.
Here’s a little snippet for you. (The white is my translation for you…)
Wasn’t that lovely? You could totally read that, huh? hehe!!
Okay, so here is the real run-down of the book.
Because the Georgian language is so unique, I know that you can’t actually read this book, but you can click here to download a free set of my Georgian 10 Card Formats. It includes some easy teaching tips for learning the numbers 1-20 in Georgian. Just in case you want to give it a whirl!
I hope you enjoyed this look at a tiny bit of Georgia!