Twenty Tellable Tales: Audience Participation Folktales for the Beginning Storyteller

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Hw Wilson Company, 1986 - Fiction - 220 pages
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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 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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Review: Twenty Tellable Tales: Audience Participation Folktales for the Beginning Storyteller

User Review  - Rebecca Ann - Goodreads

I love this collection! All of the tales are marvelous and many of them are interactive. I like the way each story has notes on telling from MacDonald and also source details for other versions. My ... Read full review

Review: Twenty Tellable Tales: Audience Participation Folktales for the Beginning Storyteller

User Review  - Janell - Goodreads

Great stories to learn and tell. I copied: The Gunny Wolf Sody Sallyrytus Turkey Tale Read full review

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Margaret Read MacDonald loves folktales and travels the world telling wonderful stories and teaching others how to share them. How Many Donkeys? An Arabic Counting Tale won the Best Foreign Children's Book Award at the 2010 Sharjah International Book Fair. She lives in Seattle, Washington. www.margaretreadmacdonald.com

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