Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 264 pages
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Folk icon Pete Seeger carries on the storytelling tradition by
teaching parents old and new classics to pass on to their children.

For more than fifty years, Pete Seeger has been sharing his songs and stories with the world. Now in this wonderful collection of stories, ideas, and music, he shows how anyone-grandparents, parents, teachers-can start a
storytelling tradition of their own. In Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book, he and Paul Jacobs include Pete's own family stories, tales from America's past,
new versions of familiar legends, and stories based on Pete's favorite songs, such as "Abiyoyo." And, in keeping with the theme that a story never really ends-in fact it gets better each time it is told-the book sends the reader away with wonderful story openers to get started. With suggestions on how to personalize the stories, this is not only a valuable resource for any classroom or household but a precious, intimate gift from one of America's most beloved musicians.

 

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Contents

STORIES FROM MY FATHER
11
Pink Pills for Pale People
42
The Oatmeal Pot
62
Noah and the Ark
75
Jonah and the Whale
81
The Boy Who Drew Cats
103
King of America?
175
Some American Struggles
195
The Little Baseball Man
211
The Intelligent Light bulbs
222
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About the author (2001)

Pete Seeger, a Grammy Award winner as well as the recipient of the N.E.A. National Medal of Arts and Kennedy Center Honors, has performed all over the world for audiences of all ages. His internationally recognized songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Turn, Turn, Turn." He lives in Beacon, New York, with his wife of over fifty years, Toshi Seeger.

Paul DuBois Jacobs is a freelance writer and poet. He earned an M.F.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was the recipient of the Henry Hoyns Graduate Creative Writing Fellowship. Paul's grandfather co-wrote a number of songs with Pete Seeger which led Paul to collaborate with Pete on Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book. He lives in Brooklyn.

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