Saturday, July 20, 2013

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Stor E Telling September October 2007

Hare and Tortoise
Arthur Rackham, 1912
I have penned the Stor E Telling column since January of 2002 and the articles from 2002-2006 are the publications page of my website found here I will be adding the columns from 2007 to 2012 to that page as well, but I am in the process of checking what link URL's have changed or are now defunct. It is a time consuming process so I am taking the “slow and steady” approach via Aesop and will post the individual columns on my blog for now.

I will not be adding current columns until the following year, so if you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the
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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2007                                             

Be the Storyteller - Welcome the wee ones back to school in style. From the Canton Public Library in Michigan, poems and fingerplays listed alphabetically by theme to add some zing to your storytelling.                                                                     

Conversations With Ghana
Five folktales from the country of Ghana. The site also offers some additional background information useful to teachers who may be exploring this culture with their students.        

Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore and Drama  I know St. Patrick’s Day is months away but you will need all of the extra time to explore this amazing site.              

Jamaican Anansi Stories                                                                                              Tricksters are universal figures in folkore and Anansi is one of our most beloved. This site offers a wide variety of Anansi tales as well as trickster folklore from various cultures. The text also includes transcriptions of folk music, and a large collection of riddles, all cross-referenced with folklore studies from other cultures. There are also musical notations in some of the texts for the musical among us!

Johnny Appleseed
Fall brings to mind the taller than life tales connected with Johnny Appleseed. This site offers interesting background information on the real man, including an article written 26 years after his death.                                                                                            

Karen’s Whimsy
Add some interest and excitement to your brochures, publicity flyers, or website with these beautiful public domain selections of clip art in a variety of categories.

The Life of Buddha
A biography of Buddha retold in a simple style, stringing together a coherent narrative arc from the several classic Buddhist texts…free of technical Buddhist terminology.”

In the United States the first Sunday after Labor Day is “Grandparents Day.” Here are stories from around the world to help you honor our elders.

Raven and His Grandmother – Aleut                                                            

The Dreaming Tree – Brazil

Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun – Cherokee                                  

Grandmother Wolf – China                               

Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire – Choctaw                   

Holger Danske - Denmark                                          

The Old Grandfather and His Grandson – Germany                  

A Present for Grandfather – Indonesia                                  

The Lime Tree – Russia                                  – Grandparent’s StoriesAs always, Jackie Baldwin provides us with a bounty or resources.                                
This link did not appear in the original column; I wrote this blog post for Grandparent’s Day 2012. You will find more stories and resources to celebrate the day here:
Grandparents: Adding Richness to Our Lives
 “Avast ye Hearties! September 19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day so I offer some sites to help you develop some pirattitude!

Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates                                

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Pirates! Fact and Legend                                          

This link did not appear in the 2007 column as I did not post it on my blog until 2009. Since there are stories and resources related to pirates I have included it here.
Talk Like A Pirate Day


January February 2007

March April 2007

May June 2007

July August 2007

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Karen Chace 2013 ©
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