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From the Publisher
"Although many tales here are intended for children, any audience would be taken with the storyteller who choses to execute a story in this unique way. Those with an interest in folklore will find it equally appealing. It is worth having on the shelf for the opportunities it offers to learn not only about storytelling around the world, but also about a particular untapped history of storytelling."
"A great addition to any professional collection just for the multiculturalism alone, this book is a gem because of the bonus handkerchief stories. Recommended."
Library Media Connection
"The easy-to-follow drawings will enrich the repertoires of many librarians, teachers, and storytellers. The selections from the storyknifing tradition of native peoples of Alaska or the Chinese stories that correspond to the characters of their written language offer a great way to enhance the study of another culture. Pellowski offers suggestions for telling and notes when a version appears in a children's book. Some tales will also be fun for children to learn to draw themselves, especially the ekaki uta chants of Japanese children and those that feature numbers in the drawing. The European handkerchief, or hanky panky, stories are delightful, though they take more practice and dexterity to present. This is a wonderful resource that clearly took many years of research and dedication to create."
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