The Hamazkayin Sanahin Chapter in Montreal on February 15, 2019, held a children’s story hour under the banner, “Books Are Our Friends, Fables Are Our Imagination.”
The story hour deputy leader, Meghrig Dzeytunian, read Hovhannes Tumanyan’s “The Talking Fish,” transporting the children into the world of Tumanyan’s imagination, where animals are able to communicate with words.
All of Tumanyan’s stories have a moral. The Talking Fish is a story about a poor man who works for a fisherman. When the man catches a beautiful fish, the fish speaks to him and asks him not to cause any harm, for the fish’s family will miss it. The man complies, and many years later the fish comes to save the man in a perilous time.
When the story was over, the children sat at tables and used their imaginations to color drawings of the fish. Parents, prepare to enjoy a performance of the story of the little fish in your homes!
We impatiently await the children at our next story hour, which will take place on March 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. We will be reading The Little Prince.
We eagerly await the attendance of your children and grandchildren, and encourage them to come join us. Please contact Meghrig at 514-826-1075 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.