DLTK's Fairy Tale Activities
Marie and the Orange Fish

© Written by Tasha Guenther and illustrated by Leanne Guenther
– based on the African and Louisianna Creole Folktales.

There once was a beautiful girl, Marie, who lived in a house with her dear mother and father near a bubbling brook.

Marie and the Orange Fish: marieThis girl’s loveliness was revered across the land. Her beauty eventually caught the attraction and attention of the kind prince.

One day, as Marie was soaking her clothes in the creek, the prince came by to see if what he had heard of the girl’s beauty was true.  Stunned by her curly black hair and her sparkling eyes, the prince became interested in the girl.

They began to spend an abundance of time together: sitting by the stream, talking about their dreams, and laughing under the beaming sun’s rays.