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Father's Day: Authors Tell All Part 2

Summer is officially here, and it’s Father’s Day weekend! Our authors’ fathers continue to influence their lives to this day.

(Pictured: Author Leslie Kimmelman with her dad, mom, and son) 824 more words


Learning to tell stories

As a storyteller I have some well-used books.

Here are some that I’ve found useful in developing my skills as a teller. Many  are out of print. 390 more words

The art of storytelling: A brief guide for tired parents

“Tell me a story, mama!” my 4 year old delightfully squeals as he jumps into his bed. My exhausted self silently groans in the pit of my stomach as my left and right cortex, along with my emotions of guilt and pride battle one another about whether I can actually conjure up a fresh and fascinating story tonight for this bright-eyed, eager soul. 2,240 more words


Buy This Book--story performers, librarians, teachers

Review of Margaret Reed MacDonald’s New Book–by Joan Leotta

Teaching with Story

Classroom Connections to Storytelling
by Margaret Read MacDonald

Jennifer MacDonald Whitman

Nathaniel Forrest Whitman… 377 more words

Joan Leotta, Children, Performing, Writing, Food, Recipes, Creativity,

GLBTQ-friendly Tales

Dear Activist in Oslo–We wonder if anyone has sent you the list of stories from traditional sources with GLBTQ-friendly themes (or LGBT-friendly; doesn’t seem to matter) compiled by Storytell Listserve members a few months ago. 867 more words

Fairy Tales

Not quite done

am working on a book review that I think is useful for parents as well as teachers and professional tellers.

The book is Teaching with Story… 53 more words

Joan Leotta, Children, Performing, Writing, Food, Recipes, Creativity,

Culturally Diverse Literature

The Badger and the Magic Fan by Tony Johnston

Copyright- 1990


            This Japanese myth starts with three Tengu children playing around with a magic fan that can shrink and grow noses based on the way it is fanned. 594 more words