Storyteller's Guide: Storytellers Share Advice for the Classroom, Boardroom, Showroom, Podium, Pulpit and Central Stage

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Ask a storyteller a question and in response you get a story. The interviews in this handbook are packed with well-chosen anecdotes, metaphors, and parables illuminating the art of storytelling as it is practiced today in many varied settings. Rather than representing the opinion of a single author, this comprehensive guide to storytelling features interviews with more than 50 storytellers, including teachers, librarians, authors, musicians, actors, clergymen, and full time ...

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Overview

Ask a storyteller a question and in response you get a story. The interviews in this handbook are packed with well-chosen anecdotes, metaphors, and parables illuminating the art of storytelling as it is practiced today in many varied settings. Rather than representing the opinion of a single author, this comprehensive guide to storytelling features interviews with more than 50 storytellers, including teachers, librarians, authors, musicians, actors, clergymen, and full time professionals.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Suzanne Julian
The Storyteller's Guide provides valuable advice from respected and professional storytellers, such as Jackie Torrence, Gayle Ross, Jay O'Callahan, Jon Spelman, and David Novak. All aspects of storytelling are discussed, from reading many stories and choosing one you like, to setting up a program: and from the physical location of your storytelling program to copyright issues. Each chapter offers information for the aspiring storyteller. The chapters are usable and practical, supplying a synopsis of the storytellers' advice, comments by each individual storyteller, and a bulleted list of storytelling suggestions. The focus of the book is on becoming a professional storyteller, but there are chapters for teachers and media specialists. Storytellers with a variety of backgrounds and experiences will find helpful pieces of information in this guide. Wisdom Tales from Around the World contains a nice mixture of stories from a variety of cultures and religious backgrounds. Each story is one or two pages and could be easily learned for storytelling. Representative stories come from India, China, Japan, Ancient Greece, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and America. Not only does Wisdom Tales offer good stories for storytellers, but it can be a useful resource for students looking for stories that represent various cultures. A nice addition to library collections in need of short, entertaining stories that go beyond traditional fairy tales. Further Reading. Note: This review was written and published to address two titles: Wisdom Tales from Around the World and The Storyteller's Guide. VOYA Codes: 5Q 4P J S (Hard to imagine it being any better written, Broad general YA appeal, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874834826
  • Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,020,035
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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