Once upon a time there lived a prince named March. He lived in a castle in Pen Llyn. March was rich but he was unhappy because he was hiding a secret. The secret was that he was hiding his big hairy ears that looked like horse’s ears. March hid his ears by growing his hair long to cover them up. The barber was the only one who knew his secret and it made him sick with worry, so he went to the doctor and told him he couldn’t eat, drink or do anything. The doctor told the barber to tell someone or something, so the barber went to the banks of the river Soch and told the earth his secret. The barber felt much happier once he had shared his secret because he didn’t have to worry any more and still no one else knew.
One day the prince started in school. It was a very windy day, so his hair blew away and his ears were shown. His classmates saw his big horse’s ears and started to laugh at him.
“Stop laughing at me,” the prince said.
“Ha, ha! We are not going to stop laughing at you because you look so silly,” his classmates answered.
He was all alone in school, no one liked him. He got a stomach ache.
After a few days the prince went to hospital. The doctor did the operation on him and long looked at him, he remembered the boy about which the hairdresser talked. He told March about the medicine for his trouble that he knew. He gave him the map and sent to his friend Red Dragon. It was very large, had a tail and a good heart. The Red Dragon very much liked to read the book and to breed robots. When the prince was already healthy, he said goodbye to his parents and went to the cave of the dragon by plane. It was very colourful there. Everywhere many trees and flowers grew. The dragon stood in front of the house and watered tulips, daffodils and lilies of the valley. He greeted the prince and invited him into the kitchen. Together they baked cookies and cooked the spinach.
They sat at the dining table. The prince got his knife to cut the cookies as they were too big, but the dragon got it all wrong and chased the prince to the forest. After a while the prince hid behind a tree. Unfortunately the dragon saw the prince’s ears and caught him. Then they walked to the dragon’s house. As soon as they got home, the prince said to him “They told me you have a magical drink which would turn my ears into normal human ears. Could you give it to me?”
The dragon said, “Ok. but on one condition! I can’t breathe fire. I heard that in the place you came from there is a magical mushroom to help me breathe fire. If you bring it to me I will give you your magical drink.”
After a week, the prince told the dragon that he had looked everywhere but couldn’t find it. The dragon told him that there was a mountain and top of it there was a seven headed snakes cave and he could find the mushroom there. Then the dragon thought that the prince could be harmed there, so he followed him secretly. When the prince arrived at the cave the snake was sleeping. Suddenly it woke up! The dragon saved the prince from the snake and killed it. Luckily the dragon and the prince could get what they wanted. So the dragon could breathe fire and the prince now had normal ears. Then the prince went to his school and showed his ears to his friends and told his story. His friends were surprised and wanted to see the dragon. At the weekend they went to see the dragon and had some time together. The kids were so surprised and happy. They all lived happily ever after.
Thank you to everyone who helped write and tell our story. All the children in our Year 3 classes have really enjoyed this project!
Izzy said, “I liked listening to everyone’s ideas and being able to finish a story – to make up our own endings.”
Alizah said, “I liked it because all the different countries were able to write their own part. I like writing stories and enjoyed being able to make up anything I wanted to!”