Write Your Own Folktale
"Your imagination will be your bridge into the worldwide tradition of folktales. Long before stories were written down, storytellers spoke, sang, and chanted tales to delight listeners and teach children good behavior. Whether they cause laughter or tears, all folktales communicate values. This book will help you share your own wit and wisdom in a compelling way."
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Adèle Geras Adventures of Brer African-American American Black Folktales Anansi Ashanti Tale Bavsi blurb brainstorm Brave Little Parrot Brer Fox Brer Rabbit character’s CHARACTERS VIEWPOINT SYNOPSES Chelm Collection of Jewish Coyote creatures Czar describe dialogue Doc Rabbit elephant Elephant’s Child Favorite Folktales filled with fools folktale’s Frankel GETTING STARTED SETTING Grandmother’s Stories hero hero’s HINTS AND TIPS Hungbu ideas Jane Yolen Jewish folktales Joseph Bruchac Julius Lester Katherine Paterson Korean Folktale man’s narrator Nina Jaffe Older Brother Patakin people’s PLOTS WINNING WORDS Rafe Martin retell rewrite rhythm Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling’s SCENE CHARACTERS VIEWPOINT SCINTILLATING SPEECH HINTS SETTING THE SCENE Sometimes STEP CHAPTER STEP HINTS ANDTIPS SYNOPSES AND PLOTS tale’s Tar Baby tell Tips and techniques told tradition trickster Uncle Remus Urashima Taro Verna Aardema villain Virginia Hamilton WINNING WORDS SCINTILLATING WORDS SCINTILLATING SPEECH writer’s block writers of folktales writing place Younger Brother