How and Why Stories: World Tales Kids Can Read and Tell

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Did you ever look carefully at a spider's web? If their purpose is strictly to catch flies, why do spiders weave such beautiful, intricate webs? Did you ever wonder what causes thunder? Why is the sea salty? How did tigers get their stripes? In this collection of delightful tales from around the world and through the ages, each story explains why an animal, plant, or natural object looks or acts the way it does.

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Overview

Did you ever look carefully at a spider's web? If their purpose is strictly to catch flies, why do spiders weave such beautiful, intricate webs? Did you ever wonder what causes thunder? Why is the sea salty? How did tigers get their stripes? In this collection of delightful tales from around the world and through the ages, each story explains why an animal, plant, or natural object looks or acts the way it does.

A collection of twenty-five traditional stories explaining why an animal or plant or natural object looks or acts the way it does. Following each story are storytelling tips and short modern, scientific explanations for the subject of the story.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Did you ever wonder why dogs chase cats or why hens scratch in the dirt? Have you wondered why spiders like dark corners? You'll find some very imaginative answers in this collection of twenty-five tales. With their vast experience in both performance and workshops, the "Beauty and the Beast Storytellers" really know how to present their subject matter. They begin with a map of the world that places each story in its country of origin. The one to two-page stories have been simplified for children (or any beginning storyteller) to successfully master. The story notes provide background in the form of scientific or cultural information. Story sources and tips on learning and telling a story, as well as specific tips for telling each tale are also included. And if you have a wonderful original pourqoui tale, the authors would like you to share it with them, either by e-mail or regular mail (addresses included).
School Library Journal
Gr 1-6-In this collection of oral tales, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss direct several young people in the presentation of stories from their book, How & Why Stories: World Tales Kids Can Read and Tell August House, 1999. The 18 imaginative stories include a short musical introduction, and address such questions as "How Tigers Got Their Stripes" and "Why Babies Say `Goo.' " Amusingly clever, these multicultural tales offer simple explanations for nature's phenomena. The recording makes an excellent companion to the book, which includes not only the stories themselves, but storytelling techniques, scientific explanations behind the cultural folk tales, and a world map of where each story originated. This title will provide a solid addition to any audio collection, but will be particularly useful to children and adults interested in developing storytelling skills, as well as a complement to social studies and language arts curricula. Librarians will also find this recording useful as a programming resource.-Kirsten Martindale, Buford Academy, GA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874835618
  • Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Series: World Storytelling Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 968,272
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.13 (w) x 10.11 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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