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  - Ashley Eisworth - Goodreads

I only found a couple of tales in here I would be interested in learning. McDonald's selection of tales are all aimed at audience participation, and she has the annoying habit of writing every other ... Read full review

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User Review  - Beth Chandler - Goodreads

Has some good storytelling stories, and useful, encouraging suggestions for storytelling. A lot of the stories didn't grab me, though, and the background material is geared for aspiring folklorists, not for amateur storytellers. So, a good book, but not for me or what I was looking for. 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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