Storytelling: Art and Technique

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Libraries Unlimited, 2010 - Education - 455 pages
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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 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 book for librarians, teachers, parents--and professional storytellers, too.

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This was the required textbook for a storytelling class of mine. I am a library school student. I will be keeping this one and referring to it. Easy to read and will surve as a great reference for me professionally. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

ELLIN GREENE, former Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School, is a nationally and internationally known storyteller, lecturer, workshop leader, and conference director.

Janice M. Del Negro is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, where she teaches storytelling, children s and young adult literature, and foundations of library and information science. She is also on the advisory board for the Butler Center, Dominican s new center for children s and young adult literature. Before coming to Dominican, she was the editor for The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books. Her list of presentations and publications is extensive and includes a textbook on storytelling coauthored with Ellin Greene; two children s picture books, the ALA Notable Book Willow and the Wind and Lucy Dove, which won the Anne Izard Storytellers Choice Award; and a collection of supernatural tales for young adults, Passion and Poison. She has served on several ALA book selection committees and is an active storyteller, having appeared at the National Storytelling Festival and similar events around the country.

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