TITLE OF THE STORY
STORY SOURCE MATERIAL
An adaptation as
told by Doherty, Berlie (2000).
Fairy Tales. Cambridge,
Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.
TALETYPE CLASSIFICATION OF THE STORY
Czar Bendei finds that his golden apples are being
stolen by a firebird and sends his three sons to find
it. The two oldest sons fall asleep soon after they
leave home. The youngest son, Ivan, continues on the
journey. After a while he stops to find food. While he
is searching a wolf comes along and eats his horse. To
repay Ivan the wolf tries to help him find the firebird.
Unfortunately, Ivan doesn’t listen and his journey
becomes much longer because of his need to do things his