The Magic Horse

sent to jail, handcuffs, Read Aloud version contributed by NZ writer/teacher ©Pip Harrison

…“Guards! Seize this man!” ordered the King. “Take him to prison until my son comes safely home. Fancy bringing me such a dangerous thing!” …

Early Reading version

 …“Look at that!” cried the King.

“The Prince might die.”

And the King sent the man to jail…

The three simpler versions:

  • with symbols
  • at a lower reading level
  • as sequencing cards with captions                are less challenging in content.


  • More tessellations to talk about, colour, or cut and reassemble
  • A writing ‘frame’ to make 8 A5 pages, each with a picture and lines for children to write a new version

 The link is on the right under Traditional Tales. Constructive comments are welcome either in the Resource listing when you have downloaded the stories from TES and used them with your group, or by a message to me on this blog or as a PM on TES.

If you do not get your resources from TES, you can find the ‘long and short of it’ versions (as above) here.


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