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Long Ago and Far Away; More Hungarian Folktales


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Long Ago and Far Away
More Hungarian Folktales
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Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

This program contains three animated tales. "The Wandering of the Needle, the Dog, the Crab, the Egg, and the Cock" begins as a needle, tired of being cooped up in a sewing box, takes off in search of adventure. In "First Dance, then the Feast," a poor farmer uses magic to stop his landlord from raising his rent. In "The Astronomer, Thief, Hunter and Tailor" introduces us to four brothers who find they can work together despite -- or because of -- their varied professions.



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Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; More Hungarian Folktales,” 05/04/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB3F955F276D47A596380B2405B3A081.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; More Hungarian Folktales.” 05/04/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB3F955F276D47A596380B2405B3A081>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; More Hungarian Folktales. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB3F955F276D47A596380B2405B3A081
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