Sunday, July 7, 2013

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Stor E Telling May June 2007

Hare and Tortoies
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; all you just have to point and click.

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May June 2007

The sweet, succulent smell of spring is in the air! After the long, harsh winter many of us endured, what better way to celebrate the awakening of Mother Earth than with stories that celebrate the creation of the world.

Creation Myths from Different Countries and Civilizations
Stories from China, Inca, Hindi, Islam, Zulu and more.

The Germanic Myth of Creation

Additional creation myths from numerous cultures.                                                   

America is not the only country to celebrate its independence each year in July. Canada Day is July 1 and Bastille Day, the national French holiday is July 14. I offer you some story sites from these three diverse lands to help you plan ahead so you can be ready to join in on the festivities!

American Folklore
I first shared this site in 2002 but it is well worth a second look. Take an armchair journey with folktales, myths, legends, Tall Tales and ghost stories from the 50 United States. Tales are clearly indexed so you won’t even need to ask for directions.

Talking Tall Tales
From the Calgary Public Library, an interactive site that will tell you some tall tales about Johnny Chinook and his wild adventures in the Canadian West! * This site is currently not working due to a flood, which compromised their data center. Check back at another time to see if the link is working.

Also from the American Folklore site, five links sharing stories from our friendly neighbors to the north.

The Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault
At the age of 67 Charles Perrault laid the foundation for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, when he published this book under the name of his 17 year old son.

Perrault’s Fairy Tales - Eight of his best known fairy tales.

The Fairy Tales of Marie-Catherine d´Aulony
Marie-Catherine lived in France during the time of Charles Perrault but her tales were shared in a more conversational style and usually featured a female protagonist. Many of her works were collected by Andrew Lang in his Fairy Books.
This page on Facebook did not exist in 2007 so I am adding in now. Thanks to Rob Vanderwildt of Belgium for starting this special group on Facebook  for those interested in the works of Marie-Catherine d’Aulony.

Other Sites of Interest
Are you compiling research information for a workshop handout, book, or lesson plan? Here is an easy tool to help you automatically site and source your work in either ALA or MLA format.

The Key of Gold
Twenty-three Czech folktales by Josef Baudis, circa 1917.

Myths and Ancient Stories
From China to France, Lapland to Peru and beyond, tales featuring the fun and fanciful fox!

Theoi Project: Guide to Greek Mythology
Persephone, the Greek Goddess of spring growth led me this wonderful site, “a comprehensive guide to the gods (theoi), spirits (daimones), fabulous creatures and monsters (theres) of ancient Greek mythology.”

Karen Chace 2013 ©
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