Animals in Literature: Is The Big Bad Wolf Bad Everywhere?
Select a language for this project:
You should be signed in to submit the Report Form.
Your story’s place (or culture) of origin.
Drag the marker to indicate the location. Remember, you can zoom into the map for a more precise location.
Is this folklore or a story attributed to an author?
Title and Text Enter the story title and the text (most likely due to length, you will want to provide a summary of the story contents). Do not forget to report the source of your story at the end of the text.
When was the story created?
Story's region of origin Select from the list below
Animal character Select an animal that you investigate:
bird (wild but not a bird of prey)
bird of prey (eagle, hawk etc)
bird (domesticated: hen)
deer, moose, elk
lion (big cats: leopard, panther, jaguar etc)
pig, piglet, hog
What is the name or nickname of the animal in the story? How is it addressed or referred to?
Which of the following character trait(s) would you say best describes the animal on which you are reporting? Choose the one that best sums up your animal’s characteristics.
Select a book or short story with an animal character. This book or folk tale should tell you the story’s country, region or culture of origin. You may find this information in the title of the book, the preface, or the summary. You can also find folk tales on the Internet; choose your Internet resources carefully, however, as information found on the Internet may contain mistakes or misleading information.
Select and read a story to present in this project. You can investigate more than one story, just remember to submit a separate Report Form for each.
Record the bibliographic information for your story source (i.e., title, author, year of publication, editor(s), publisher, etc.). For information on the Internet, record the website URL. Also, record the date the website was last updated (this information is typically found on the bottom of the webpage).
Complete and submit the Report Form. Please submit one Report Form per animal character (if your book or folktale has more than one animal character, you may choose to submit multiple Report Forms for that one book).
Read the stories sent by other project participants. Compare the tales from various cultures. Take part in discussions and the project blog.