Book cover of Once There Was, Spanish version.

Once There Was and Was Not

Spanish Version

Based on a true story, this Armenian proverb unites young Artun and his two friends, Sarkis and Lazar, with one beautiful cow. As the trio learn about sharing, caring and responsibility, this modern folktale reminds us how small acts can change the world for the better.

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Resource Overview

"Once There Was and Was Not" is written by Page McBrier and illustrated by Stefano Vitale. Recommended for fifth and sixth grades.


  • 8" x 10"
  • 36 pages

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