4. ONCE UPON A TIME
Once Upon a Time Series is a collection of interesting folktales from diff erent parts
of Eastern Africa. The stories in the series, which are part of the Fountain
Step-by-Step reading programme, will help improve children's reading and
comprehension skills in the English language as they read for pleasure. These
folktales do not only entertain but also teach some of the important moral and
social values from traditional wisdom that children need to become bett er
members of the community.
The books are beautifully illustrated in colour to make them att ractive to
The stories are carefully selected and graded to meet the language needs of
children both in rural and urban schools.
The number on the cover is intended to guide teachers on the target year or
class although schools in the rural areas may opt for a grade lower than the