Schiffsbauer und die Hexen (The Shipwright and the Witches)
Although I rarely tell in German, 2015 has seen a number of events where this was asked for. One was telling at the Hirschacker Grundschule as part of the 6th International Storytelling Festival, Rhine-Neckar.
Stressing the importance of mathematics (one clearly enthusiastically shared by the class of 9-year-olds), I told them this English tale of how Jack escaped the gallows while building a ship for the king of England.
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As you will see, the film shows the importance of having a fresh shirt to wear after performing for the third time on a warm morning!
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