Storytelling: Art and Technique / Edition 3

Storytelling: Art and Technique / Edition 3

by ABC-CLIO, Augusta Baker
     
 

Storytelling is one of our oldest activities, a way to convey values and keep cultures alive. Stories are also an important educational tool. By age six, children who have been read to or told stories have a vocabulary of 20,000 words, compared to a vocabulary of 3,000 words for their less-lucky counterparts. Stories awake imagination, soothe the soul, and engender

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Storytelling is one of our oldest activities, a way to convey values and keep cultures alive. Stories are also an important educational tool. By age six, children who have been read to or told stories have a vocabulary of 20,000 words, compared to a vocabulary of 3,000 words for their less-lucky counterparts. Stories awake imagination, soothe the soul, and engender a life-long love of books and reading.

Ten years ago, Book Report called the third edition of Storytelling: Art and Technique, "invaluable … a volume no librarian will want to be without." This fourth edition of the classic storytelling "how-to" is even better-with 30 percent new material, additional chapters, new stories, and updated bibliographies.

This edition provides both a history of storytelling in libraries and accessible instruction for bringing storytelling to contemporary listeners. It details the selection, preparation, and presentation of stories, as well as the planning and administration of a storytelling program. Full texts of 13 stories for various ages and occasions are included, as is an extensive list of resources. Bonus essays offer a fascinating international perspective through a survey of storytelling in Ireland and the British Isles and a look at storytelling in contemporary China. Complete with everything one needs to know to launch a successful storytelling program, this is the perfect professional guide for librarians, teachers, and storytellers, and a trusted textbook for classes m storytelling.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780835234580
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
01/30/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Preface xi

For Story's Sake: Reading as its Own Reward xix

Part I History and Practice

1 Storytelling: A Historical Perspective 3

2 Storytelling to Children in Libraries 12

3 Purpose and Values of Storytelling 42

4 Selection 59

5 Preparation 75

6 Presentation 95

7 Storytelling to Children with Special Needs; Storytelling in Special Settings 110

8 Storytelling to Young Children 129

9 Storytelling to Young Adults 175

10 Children and Young Adults as Storytellers 193

11 Program Planning 213

12 Administration of the Storytelling Program and in-Service Education 231

Part II An International Perspective

Storytelling in Libraries and Schools in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249

How Do You Say "Storytelling" in Chinese? 270

Part III Stories

The Gingerbread Man 279

Perez and Martina: A Puerto Rican Folktale 283

The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumpling 288

The Dancing Granny 292

Ananse the Spider in Search of a Fool 299

Jack and the Two-Bullet Hunt 303

Willa and the Wind 305

More Than Salt 310

Ling-Li and the Phoenix Fairy: A Chinese Folktale 314

Rubies 318

The White Horse Girl and the Blue Wind Boy 322

The Vision in the Wood 325

The Legend of the Christmas Rose 329

Part IV Resources for the Storyteller

Professional Reading 339

Bibliographies, Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, and Indexes 339

Books About Stories and Storytelling 340

Resources for Fingerplays, Action Rhymes, Flannel Board Storytelling, Storytelling Activities, Participation Tales, Reader's Theatre and Story Theatre 345

Articles 346

Magazines About Folktales, Myths, and Storytelling 349

Web Sources 349

Folktales,Literary Tales, Poetry, and Song 352

Folktales: Collections 352

Folktales: Picture Books 367

Tall Tales 382

Fables 385

Heroes and Heroines, Myths and Legends 386

Literary Tales: Collections 390

Literary Tales: Picture Books 393

Poetry and Song 397

Stories of Special Appeal 408

Stories for Three- to Five-Year-Olds 408

Stories for Five- to Eight-Year-Olds 410

Stories for Eight- to Eleven-Year-Olds 413

Stories for Eleven- to Fifteen-Year-Olds 416

Stories for a Mixed-Age Group 419

Stones for the Family Evening Storytelling Program 422

Read-Alouds: 100 Personal Favorites 425

A Sampling of Storytelling Recordings 430

Sources 439

Glossary 441

Copyright Acknowledgments 444

Index 445

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