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Twenty Tellable Tales

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"With this classic storybook. revitalized for a new generation of storytellers, master storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald shares twenty timeless, easy-to-learn tales for the beginning storyteller. Borrowing story lines from across cultures, MacDonald adapts folktales with chants, songs, and repeating lines, making them both easy to remember for the teller and enjoyable for the listener." This revised edition includes twenty-five pages of bibliographic material and author commentary covering story collections, sources for researching tale ...
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Overview

"With this classic storybook. revitalized for a new generation of storytellers, master storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald shares twenty timeless, easy-to-learn tales for the beginning storyteller. Borrowing story lines from across cultures, MacDonald adapts folktales with chants, songs, and repeating lines, making them both easy to remember for the teller and enjoyable for the listener." This revised edition includes twenty-five pages of bibliographic material and author commentary covering story collections, sources for researching tale variants and origins, and recommended picture books and videotapes as a starting point for finding the best tales for your style and audience. A must-have for school and public librarians, teachers, parents, and any folktale or storytelling aficionado, Twenty Tellable Tales gives beginning tellers a place to start to find their own voice. Even the most inexperienced storyteller can sound like a pro using the techniques outlined in this proven resource.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838908938
  • Publisher: ALA Editions
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Tales
A whale of a tale 1
Coyote's crying song 10
Coyote's rain song 20
Little crab and his magic eyes 24
Groundhog dance 35
Old one-eye 43
Parley Garfield and the frogs 52
The little rooster and the Turkish sultan 57
The gunny wolf 58
How to break a bad habit 75
Sody Sallyrytus 79
Turkey tale 90
Jack and the robbers 95
Roly poly rice ball 104
Udala tree 115
The rabbit and the well 126
Hic! hic! hic! 142
Mr. Fox 154
Punia and the king of the sharks 163
The magic fox 174
Pt. II Notes
Finding, learning, and telling tales 181
Origins of the folktale text 192
Storytelling styles 195
Pt. III Sources
Researching tale variants 198
Type and motif indexes for folktale research 199
Building background in the folktale 201
Collections with texts close to their oral origins 203
The picture book as a story source 205
Media folktellings 209
Basic books for the beginning storyteller 211
Bibliography of works consulted 215
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