Hay For My Ox and Other Stories: A first reading book for Waldorf Schools
Beautiful illustrations and rich language but the stories won’t be to everyone’s taste.
Hay for my Ox is a classic early reading book for Steiner-Waldorf schools. The stories and poems range in style and content from the fairy-tale elements of Class 1 (age 6-7) to the legends and animal fables introduced in Class 2 (age 7-8). Rhythmical repetition of words, sounds and phrases is used throughout the book but especially widely in the tales for younger children. It includes The Prince Who Kept Pigs, The Tree of Three Cries, The Giant and the Child, The Fork-Tail and the Rams, and The Monkey and the Pea.
Table of Contents
Hay For My Ox - Isabel Wyatt Brother Ox and Brother Ass - Isabel Wyatt The Hare - translated by Rose Fyleman Where Go the Boats? - R. L. Stevenson The Prince Who Kept Pigs - Isabel Wyatt Mark and His Lamp - Isabel Wyatt Ripe Plums in Spring - Gesta Romanorum (medieval) Spring - William Blake Some One - Walter de la Mare The Elves' Dance - Anonymous The Tree of Three Cries - Celtic Legend How Sheep Got Sheep Bells - Old Legend The Giant and the Child - Old Legend Two Prayers of Olden Days - Anonymous King Vincent and Lord Tom-Tit - Isabel Wyatt Do Not Go into the Wood - Indian Fable The Cuckoo - Anonymous May Day - Anonymous The Caterpillar - Christina Rossetti The Rain - William H. Davies The Fork-Tail and the Rams - Indian Fable King Cackle - Indian Fable The Monkey and the Pea - Indian Fable Old Riddles - Anonymous
Author: Isavel Wyatt and John Rudel