For parents, teachers, librarians, group leaders, and people who just like to tell stories, this is a first rate introduction to the art, based on Schimmel's years of professional storytelling and teaching.
Jackie Torrence is one of our most treasured storytellers. She performs mostly African American folktales. These sixteen jump tales, Jack tales, Br'er tales, family tales, and scary tales are written in such a way as to give a sense of the telling. Jackie's work is also available on audio and video tape.
This guide for beginners as well as more experienced tellers has tips, tricks, and techniques for narrative timing, and performance skills. Whether you want to be a better storyteller at bedtime or in front of an entire class, this book has something for you.
More than 30 stories from the rich Asian cultural panorama illuminate the wisdom and humor of Eastern cultures. In her search for stories, Cathy Spagnoli has slid through Indian rice fields, sipped sake with Japanese epic singers, met with monks in Thailand and Korea, and hiked the Himalayas with Tibetan dancers.
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