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The Silver Cow: A Welsh Tale

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Once upon a time, high in the green hills of Wales, there lived a farmer named Gwilym Hughes. His small stone farmhouse was bleak and lonely, and his black cattle wandered the mountain.

Not far from his farm was a lake, up on a ledge of the mountain where you would not expect a lake to be. Today it is called Llyn Barfog in English, "the bearded lake" because of the starry white waterlilies that fringe its dark water. But the water-lilies were not there then.

Gwilym Hughes was a man with a heart as small and mean as his beady black eyes. Every day of the year he sent his small son Huw out to look after the cattle. Huw would rather have gone to school, like the boys in the village below the mountain, but Gwilym Hughes would have none of that. "I am a poor man," he said. "My son must work."

He would not even let Huw take his harp to the pasture, to make music while he watched the cows. "Do you want the cows dancing off the mountain?" he said. "I'm a poor man. It is milk for the market we need, not music in the empty air."

But every now and again, when his father was not looking, Huw would take his harp with him under his arm. Bronwen his mother noticed, but she said nothing. She only shook her head and smiled sadly, and gave him a hug.

Up on the mountain alone, Huw played his harp beside the lake, while the black Welsh cattle chewed away at the grass and paid him no attention. But suddenly one day he knew that somebody was listening, and he looked up from his music and saw a strange shining cow, looking at him from deep brown eyes.

Copyright © 1983 by Susan Cooper

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689715129
ill.:
Hutton, Warwick
Author:
Hutton, Warwick
Author:
Cooper, Susan
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Wales
Subject:
Folklore -- Wales.
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
no. 74
Publication Date:
September 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8.12 in 4.445 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
6-9

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"Synopsis" by , The father of a young Welsh boy gifted with a magic cow manages to destroy all the good things the cow has brought to their lives.
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