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Writing Tip: Pourquoi Tales

‘Pourquoi’ means ‘why’ in French. A pourquoi tale is a type of folk tale explaining how or why something is the way it is, especially in nature. The stories are creative and entertaining rather than providing a scientific explanation. These types of folk tales are found in most cultures. Launch Pad is interested in submissions of original pourquoi tales. Did you ever wonder why dogs chase cats? Why does the moon change shape? Write an imaginative story that could explain why something is the way it is in nature, and we would like to read it.

Read Alexander Kozikowski’s (age 12) pourquoi tale, “How Tsunamis Came to Be

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