Twenty Tellable Tales: Audience Participation Folktales for the Beginning Storyteller

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Wilson, Jan 1, 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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About the author (1986)

Margaret Read MacDonald is a children's librarian turned storyteller who travels the world sharing tales. Her many picture book retellings include The Boy from the Dragon Palace, Little Rooster's Diamond Button, and Mabela the Clever. When not traveling, she lives near Seattle, Washington.

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