The hobyahs!

Our Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students revisit the old German-origin folktale, “The hobyahs”, every three years in our cyclic literacy program. We use both the Cornish turnip house and little dog Turpie version, which has quite dark overtones (with the kidnapping of a little girl) and an Australian version with a bark hut and little yellow dog, Dingo, who temporarily loses his tail, legs and head.

Here’s a Youtube production of the version by Simon Stern, set in the house made of turnips:

“The hobyahs”, narrated by garagarahebe