Children of today love monsters. The media introduces children from an early age to an array of monsters from different cultures. The Ghoul story offers children a story about a monster from their own culture.
The villagers are afraid of the “Ghoul”. They spend their life tiptoeing around the village afraid to disturb it. The reasons given are that this monster very different from us in looks and is believed to eat humans. One day the brave Hassan decides to investigate the matter and finds out that the Ghoul is just as scared of humans and for exactly the same reasons.
Parents and teachers can use this story to discuss fear, reality versus fantasy, and understanding and accepting differences.