You may know the tale of “The Rabbit on the Moon”, but do you know about the “Boy on the Moon“? This tale is from North America:
Once upon a time, there lived a little boy who had special powers. The boy wanted to use his special powers to hunt deer. But because the boy was young, his father didn’t allow him to use his magic. The father said, “Your powers must not be taken lightly. You must wait until you are old enough to use your powers wisely. The boy begged, but his father still refused.
The boy cried and cried, and the people in the village persuaded the father to give the boy permission to use his magic powers. The boy his magic well and helped the hunters return with deer meat.
One day, the boy said to his father, “I want to go to the Moon. I might want to live there.”
And the father replied, “Well my son, you may want to go to the Moon, but no one can travel to the Moon.”
The boy then said, “I shall find a way. I’ll use my magic powers, and if one day I disappear, you will know where I have gone. ”
One morning the father woke up and called to his son, but there was no answer. The boy was nowhere to be found. It was then the father remembered what the boy had said about wanting to go to the Moon.
That night when the full Moon rose, the father looked up and there was his son, standing on the Moon, looking down at the Earth.
He is still on the Moon. And so far, his powers have not been great enough to return him to Earth.
And that is the end of the story of the How the Boy Got to be on the Moon.
Tale: a story that has an imaginative narrative. This can be a true story or fiction.
This story was adapted from Lynn Moroney
You can also find more tales of the moon here: https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/marvelMoon/tales/