The Magic Powder – A Folk Tale From Myanmar
Theingi is determined to discover how to make gold... but will he do it the easy or the hard way?
OTHER CREDITS: This book was originally published on Storyweaver by Pratham Books. Pratham Books is a Not-for-Profit organisation that publishes books in multiple Indian languages to promote reading among children. See www.pratham-books.org
Independent Thinking, Creativity
1. Theingi’s father-in-law knew that Theingi had his heart set on being an alchemist, and so did not try and work against him. Instead he found a way for Theingi’s passion to continue, as well as for him to find the gold he sought. Why do you think this approach worked so well with Theingi?
1. This story shows two ways of finding gold: magic, and working hard. Which do you think is the best approach to take? Why?