The Way of the Storyteller

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Penguin Books, 1976 - Education - 356 pages
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As interest in the art of storytelling continues to grow, many books have appeared on the subject but none have matched the scope and charm of The Way of the Storyteller. First published in 1942, this classic work is unique in its blend of literary history, criticism, analysis, personal anecdote, and how-to instructions. Sawyer examines storytelling as a folk art and a still-living art, tracing its evolution from the earliest narrative impulses that developed as stories were written down. With simple suggestions, she instructs the reader in the art of storytelling and freeing the creative imagination by disciplining the mind. Sawyer's guide also includes an engaging selection of international stories sure to enchant both children and adults. The Way of the Storyteller also is an invaluable resource with a comprehensive reading and story list.

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User Review  - Margaux - Goodreads

I was told when I started this semester that this book is a bit difficult for some people to read. The language is quite flowery and I could see some people thinking it's too much for a non-fiction ... Read full review

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User Review  - jessica wilson - Goodreads

The book alone is a story to be told andwritten in such a flowery way it radiates old fashionned goodness. Half of the book contains stories of the author's education and journey to becoming a ... Read full review



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Ruth Sawyer (1880-1970), a central figure in the advancement of children's book reading and writing, is a recipient of the Regina Medal (1965) for distinguished contribution to the field of children's literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1965) for substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature. A frequent and much admired speaker in the United States, she collaborated on two Caldecott Honor winners, The Christmas Anna Angel (1944) and Journey Cake, Ho! (1954), and her book Roller Skates (1937) was a winner of the Newbery Medal.

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