The Storyteller's Start-up Book: Finding, Learning, Performing, and Using Folktales Including Twelve Tellable Tales

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august house, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 215 pages
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For those who want to begin storytelling but don't know where to start, The Storyteller's Start-Up Book offers everything one could ask for. Margaret Read MacDonald, a folklorist and children's librarian who is also a touring storyteller, offers basic start-up information on finding stories, looking at them critically, starting a story bank, networking with other storytellers, and creating a storytelling event. In chapters on learning and performing folktales, MacDonald offers the reader ....

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An Invitation to Storytell
Performing the Story
Playing with Story
Teaching Others to Tell
Looking at Stories Critically
Accepting the Role of Storyteller
Belonging to the Story
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Margaret Read MacDonald is a storyteller, author, folklorist, and children's librarian, whom School Library Journal has called "a grand dame of storytelling." Ms. MacDonald is the author of numerous books, including pickin' peas, illustrated by Pat Cummings, and the award-winning book The Parents' Guide to Storytelling. She lives in Kirkland, Washington.

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