Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stor e Telling: April May 2013

The King and the Beggar Maid
Edward Leighton, 1897
Last year I undertook the project of placing all of my 2007-2012 Stor e Telling columns, from Storytelling Magazine on my blog. Now that 2014 is here I will begin to share all of my columns from 2013. I will not be adding current columns until the following year, so if you want immediate access to the newest websites, please consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network. 

Below you will find the sites I offered for the April/May 2013 issue. Pack your bags for a story filled trip around the globe to complement the Storytelling World issue.

A Book of New England Legends and Lore in Prose and Poetry
by Samuel Adams Drake 1901. Delve into both these imaginative tales from the New England region of the United States.

Czechoslovak Fairy Tales by Parker Fillmore, 1919. “The old king reached into his pocket, drew out a golden key, and handed it to the prince.” So begins the story of Longshanks, Girth and Keen, one of the many tales that await you within.

Fairy Legends of the French Provinces, 1883 – Thirty-four lovely stories filled with charm and enchantment.

Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day, 1912. You will delight in the twenty-two stories contained within along with the gorgeous illustrations of Warwick Goble.

Mighty Mikko: Finnish Folk and Fairy Tales by Parker Fillmore, 1922. Trolls, princesses, animals and a sixteen part nursery epic await you among the pages of this book.

Myths of the Cherokee by James Mooney, 1903. Myths, Wonder Stories, Historic Traditions and Legends will whisk you away.

The Russian Story Book by Richard Wilson, 1916. Fifteen tales, several featuring the hero Ilya, others with Nikita the Footless, the Cake-Baker and more.

Serbian Fairy Tales by Elodie L. Muatovich, 1918. Seeking some longer stories to share? This book offers a number of tales in three, four and six parts.

Stories from the Ballads Told to the Children by Mary Macgregor, 1923. The stories of Young Tamlane, Thomas the Rhymer and others await you.

Topics MagazineFolktales From Around the World – Stories from Malaysia, Korea, Lebanon, Turkey and spin their magic.

April 22 and 23, 2013 are Earth Day and Arbor Day respectively. Here are some sites and stories to complement your work.

Penn State College of Agricultural Resources – Lessons for grades 5-8, including Adopt a Tree, Scavenger Hunt and other curriculum guides.

The links below will take you to two blog posts and a newsletter, each with stories, crafts, and curriculum to honor our beloved trees.

A Poem As Lovely As a Tree: Celebrating Arbor Day

Every Day Should Be Earth Day!

The Melody of May

Tales about bees, birds and flowers to celebrate spring!

May 2, 2013 is Brother and Sister Day so here are a few stories to help you celebrate siblings!

Alenoushka and Her Brother – Russia 

The Little Brother and Sister – German

The Brother and Sister – Turkey

The Brother and His Sisters – An Anansi Tale from West Africa

The Icon’s Warm Bread – Greece

The Little Sister: The Story of Suyettar and the Nine Brothers – Finland

The Three Brothers - Serbia

Sivka-Burka - Russian

Sister and Brother – Turkey

We couldn’t visit the month of May without paying tribute to mothers and Mother’s Day.

The Bad Mother – Gypsy Folktale

Jock and His Mother – Scotland

Mother Holle – Grimm/Germany

The Poor Sick Mother - France

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Karen Chace 2014 ©
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