Saturday, December 28, 2013

Slow and Steady: Stor e Telling October November December 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.

October November December 2012                                                                       

Godfather Death – German

The Red King and the Witch - Romanian

Man’s First Grief – Inuit

Why Death is Like a Banana Tree – Madagascar

The Death of a Child – Six stories collected by D. L. Ashliman.

From the Learning to Give website.

Tiggak - Inuit

The Old Woman Who Was Kind to Insects - Inuit

Learning to Give - Lesson plan to complement the two folktales above for grades 9-12. - Stories to help deal with grief and loss.

The Healing Story Alliance – This is one of the special interest groups of the National Storytelling Network. Recently, they have updated their website and added a number of new, valuable resources.

Miscellaneous Resources

Anecdote - A storytelling site from Australia offering a list of stories on dozens of topics.
My thanks to storyteller Cathryn Wellner for passing this site along.
Creative Commons – “A nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.”

Embracing the Child – The perfect website when you are searching for age appropriate books. It offers a list of the Newbery, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award winning books, suggestions based on themes such as fairytales and science, lesson plans and more.

Ethiopian FolktalesOver 200 folktales “…many of which had never before been written down or translated into English. You can also listen to many of the original recordings in the voices of the narrators…” My thanks to Kit Rogers in the National Storytelling Network’s office for passing this website along.

Full – Thousands of full text online books. The books are arranged by alphabetically by title and there is a Google search bar available.

Public Domain Folktales, Fairytales, Myths and Legends – Recently I offered my fifth listing of public domain story collections. You will find a wide variety of stories from many cultures: Portugal, Poland, South Africa, Italy and more.

Southern Thailand FolktalesSeven stories collected by university students in Thailand.

Stories4u – A wide range of stories from India, fairy tales, folktales, animal Tales, Panchatantra, myths and legends. Settle in, you will be reading, laughing and learning for quite awhile.

Tis the Season – Christmas Stories from Around the WorldThe holiday season is upon us. Here are some stories to celebrate Christmas.

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches – A collaborative project of the BBC Scotland, School of Scottish Studies (University of Edinburgh) and the National Trust offering thousands of hours of Gaelic and Scots recordings. The project includes folklore, songs, music, history, poetry, traditions, stories and other information. A true treasure!

World of Stories – From the United Kingdom, a growing collection of short stories from around the world that include retold traditional tales and new short stories, available in  twenty-one  languages. The stories may be read and listened to online or downloaded for free. 
My thanks to Kate Dudding for sharing this site.

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



Summer 2008
Fall 2008



July August 2010
September October 2010
November December 2010


April May 2011 
July August 2011
September October 2011
November December 2011


January, February, March 2012
April May 2012
June July 2012
August September 2012

Karen Chace 2013 ©

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