Once upon a time there was a chestnut tree called Tana and it was very good. The children loved her a lot because when they did not have money, the chestnut tree gave them chestnuts and because she knew how to explain some great stories. When Tana told them a story, they closed their eyes and everyt
Once upon a time there was a chestnut tree called Tana and it was very good. The children loved her a lot because when they did not have money, the chestnut tree gave them chestnuts and because she knew how to explain some great stories. When Tana told them a story, they closed their eyes and everything really seemed true.
The story of La castañera for children
Tana looked forward to the arrival of autumn, when the leaves of the trees turn gold, the wind blows wildly and the leaves dance wildly in the fields. Then Tana dressed as a chestnut tree: with flared skirt, tight blouse and headscarf. He sat in his chair and started roasting chestnuts.
Roasted slowly leaving a delicious smell around. Cas - Chestnuts, roasted chestnuts -
Tana vociferatedAt dusk when the cold began to be more intense came back home, and prepared the chestnuts for the next day.
Tana waited impatiently for All Saints' Day because at that time she sold many chestnuts, but a few days before the party a strange lady with an angry face entered Tana's house. She was another chestnut tree, a sad and bad-tempered lady who was envious of Tana because the children did not buy her chestnuts or offer her smiles. The chestnut tree stole all the chestnuts from Tana and ran away.
Tana was very sad, she cried and cried until she fell asleep. The next day, the children on their way to school went to buy chestnuts, and when they did not see Tana, they went running to their house. They found her crying and died of cold. When they heard about what had happened, they broke their piggy banks, collected the money and copied a whole bag of chestnuts.
She excitedly told them -
You are the most wonderful children in the world-.Meanwhile, the envious chestnut tree roasted the stolen chestnuts, which started jumping and exploding making a horrible noise.
- This is a punishment for roasting the chestnuts and having been envious-, he told himself and went to apologize to Tana, who forgave her and since then they were good friends. The children decided then to buy her chestnuts and share their smiles and since then she was never sad.