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Genies, Giants and a Walrus
Award-winning author and storyteller Mark Binder has collected some of his favorite adventures from across the globe and put them together in one collection for the entertainment of all.
Enjoy discovering the original myths that inspired the videos.
Find new stories to make you smile.
Magic and Myth, Tricksters and Theft
Wits Win and Tales Triumph
Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions will amuse all readers!
"Genies, Giants and a Walrus" includes some of the world's best adventure stories, selected and edited for the pleasure of voracious young readers.
From Gilgamesh and the Arabian Nights to Norse Mythology and the American West, these are stories that both girls and boys will enjoy reading and rereading.
is an excellent primer for young readers… Classic tales retold with new energy… New tales that seem timeless, and a few old favorites that preserve the flavor of years gone by.
If you liked "The Bed Time Story Book" or "Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions," you'll love, "Genies, Giants and a Walrus." You can read them by yourself, or with your family.
Award-winning author, Mark Binder presents this collection of stories with the ear of a professional storyteller and the love of a parent reading to his family.
"…a gift for humor -- both broad and subtle…"
- Publisher's Weekly
"…author and storyteller Mark Binder is the spellbinder…"
- School Library Journal
Part of the best-selling "Bed Time Story Book" series, this collection takes it to the next level of literary pleasure.
Genies, Giants and a Walrus: Grades 3-5
Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions: Grades 1-3
The Bed Time Story Book: Grades PK-2
Some of the world's finest heroes and heroines make appearances, including, Scheherezade, Thor, Paul Bunyan and Clever Doris. Includes plenty of witches, giants, genies and of course, a Walrus.
If you don't know these stories, you'll soon learn why so many of them are classics… Author and storyteller Mark Binder reworks, revises and invents stories that feel fresh while maintaining a strong connection to the past.
The collection ends with a brief selection from some of the finest poetic stories ever written in English, including Kipling, Lewis Carroll and Casey at the Bat.
Mark Binder is the author of numerous award-winning books and CDs. As a writer, his work generally falls into three categories: original and traditional folk-style tales, the “Chelm” series of books and stories, and autobiographical whoppers and lies.
Mark's Bed Time Story Book series is a world-wide best seller with more than 60,000 copies in print.
He is also the author of "Stories for Peace — resolving conflict / handling bullies", a collection for change. It includes stories and essays designed to ask questions and provoke answers.
In 2010, he released two new live spoken-word audio albums: A Holiday Present and It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (spooky comedy). His novel, The Brothers Schlemiel was recently published in a beautifully illustrated hardcover edition. It Ate My Sister, is a favorite book for youngsters ages 10 and up (and adults with a sense of humor).
“I write and tell stories for a living. No matter which genre I am working in, whether you are reading or listening, I hope that the stories cross boundaries and are universal in their appeal to people of all ages and cultures.”
Mark claims to have a degree in Mythology from Columbia University, where he studied storytelling with Spalding Gray. He is a graduate of the Trinity Rep Conservatory, earned a Masters degree in English and Theater, and has taught “Telling Lies” to college and high school students. For more than a decade, he has toured the United States sharing his books and spoken-word stories with audiences of all ages, flavors and varieties. He regularly performs in schools, and community centers, religious venues, theaters and festivals.
Mark was born in Newton, MA, grew up in Bethesda, MD, has lived in New York, Cambridge and London and resides in Providence RI. In his spare time he bakes bread and makes pizza. He has three children, two step-children, and a beautiful wife.