Moni the Goat-Boy

Johanna Spyri (1827 - 1901)
Translated by Helen B. Dole (1857 - 1944)

Moni is the goat boy who takes care of all the goats belonging to the people of Fideris, Switzerland. He loves to sing, yodel, and whistle while he romps with the goats all day long on the mountains. His favorite is a young kid named Mäggerli. One day Moni comes across a serious situation where he must keep a deceitful secret in order to protect Mäggerli from being killed. Will Moni risk the life of Mäggerli and tell the truth? This delightful short story teaches children that to trust God and do right is always better than being deceitful. (Summary by Abigail Rasmussen)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 1 - All is well with Moni Abigail Rasmussen
Play 02 2 - Moni's life in the Mountains Abigail Rasmussen
Play 03 3 - A Visit Abigail Rasmussen
Play 04 4 - Moni can no longer sing Abigail Rasmussen
Play 05 5 - Moni sings again Abigail Rasmussen