Sunday, December 15, 2013

Slow and Steady: Stor e Telling January, February, March 2012

Hare and Tortoise
Children's Illustrations, 1880
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. However, 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 National Storytelling Network. Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful.


Women in American Folklore
Heroines, strong women, witches, ghosts and curious girls await you.

The Horned Women - Celtic

The Miserly Old Woman – India

The Old Woman and Her Pig - England

The Story of Two Old Women - Bangladesh

Old Wives Tales: an exhibition of women's fairy tale art, old and new

A Celebration of Women Writers – “A comprehensive listing of links to bibliographical information about women writers, and complete published books written by women.”

January 23 ushers in the Chinese New Year and this is the Year of the Dragon.

Dragons - Mythical, Mystical, Magical Creatures! This link will take you to a blog post on dragons I wrote in May of 2011. This post from 2008 offers information and the legend of the twelve animals of the zodiac.

Chinese Folklore -Short Stories for Children

Chinese Fables and Folk Stories – Download this book by Mary Hayes Davis, Chow-Leung, from 1908.

The Royal Bridegroom

The Young Head of the Family
The Willow Leaf Eyebrow

Looking for some strong heroines to add to your storytelling repertoire? The books below are filled with stories of women who definitely don’t need rescuing!

Cut from the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend and Tall Tale by Robert D. San Souci

Fearless Girls, Wise Women and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World by Kathleen Ragan

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales and True Tales by Virginia Hamilton

The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women by Katrin Tchana

Tatterhood and Other Tales: Stories of Magic and Adventure by Johnston Phelps

The Woman in the Moon: And Other Tales of Forgotten Heroines by James Riordan

Women Folk and Fairy Tales by Rosemary Minard

Feminist Collection of FolktalesA Bibliography

March is Women’s History Month. This link will take you to a blog post I wrote in March of 2010 with stories, curriculum and more. If you are developing a storytelling venue on women  history these sites will offer valuable resources. – Women in ‘Her’story!
A blog post I wrote with many resources for Women’s History Month.

February always brings Valentine’s Day to mind but did you know that February 27 is Polar Bear Day? Here are some stories to wake you up from your deep winter hibernation!

The Bear, the Eagle and the Fish – Czechoslovakian

Bear Lake – United States

The Bear Who Married a Peasant’s Daughter - Latvia

The Fisherman and the Bear – Maine

The Magic Bear - Inuit

Masha and the Bear - Russian

March winds will blow our way soon; stories and more connected to the wind. You may find them here at the link.

The Wayward Wind: Folktales for March

 And if you missed any of the previous “Slow and Steady…” blog posts here are the links to the series so far.






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September October 2011
November December 2011


Karen Chace 2013 ©

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