Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Stor e Telling: April May 2016: Storytelling World Awards

The Soul of the Rose
John  William Waterhouse, 1908
The second Stor e Telling addition from 2016. Below is the April/May issue. The theme for this issue is Storytelling World Awards so let’s take a spin around the globe with these books, which are now happily in the public domain.

Folk-lore and Legends of Germany by Anonymous, 1892. Water-sprites, dancers, elves and more are found between the virtual covers of this book. 

Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts and Fairies by James S. Gale, 1913. Visit with Ten Thousand Devils, The Awful Little Goblin, and more mysterious creatures from Korea.

The Norwegian Fairy Book by Clara Stroebe, 1922. Meet The Troll-Wife, The Young Fellow and the Devil, or The Pastor and the Sexton, and then make your way through the other 34 stories from Norway.

Tales Of The Fairies And Of The Ghost World by Jeremiah Curtin, 1895. Fitzgerald, O’Donohue, Kerry and Connors are just a few of the men and their stories included in the volume of 30 Irish tales. 

The Talking Thrush and Other Tales of India collected by W. Crooke and retold by W.H. Drouse, 1922. The jackal, tortoise, goat, and monkey are just a few of the animals you will meet in these 43 tales from India. 

Told in the Coffee House: Turkish Tales collected by Cyrus Adler and Allan Ramsay, 1898. According to the author, “Some of the stories…are adaptations of those already known in Arabic and Persian literature, but the Turkish mind gives them a new setting and a peculiar philosophy.” 

Viking Tales by Jennie Hall, 1902. “These Norse stories have… three values…the love of truth, the hardy endurance, the faithfulness to plighted word, that make them a child's fit companions.” 

May 8 is Mother’s Day in the USA. Below is a blog post I wrote in 2013 with stories, crafts and more. All of the links have been checked; ready, set, surf!

Mother’s Day and Memories

June 12 is Red Rose Day; let’s stop and smell the roses!

The Blue Rose – China

The Daughter of the Rose – Romania

The Elf of the Rose – Hans Christian Andersen

Legend of the Cherokee Rose – Native American

The Legend of the Christmas Rose - Italy

Little Wild-Rose – Romania

The Maiden with the Rose on Her Forehead - Portugal

The Nightingale and the Rose – Oscar Wilde

The Rose - Grimm

The Rose Beauty – Turkey

The Rose Tree – England

The Snail and the Rose Tree – Hans Christian Andersen

The Three Roses – Czechoslovakia 


Bodleian Libraries University of Oxford – Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Download these gorgeous book illustrations from 1599 to color. Thanks to Carol McCormick for sharing this gem. 

If you missed the first 2016 installment you may access it here:

January February March 2016 - Humor 

If you are interested in the previous Stor e Telling columns you will find them all at the links below:

From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources III: Stor e Tellng 2015 

From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources II: Stor e Telling 2014

From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources: Stor e Telling 2013

Stor e Telling Columns: 2007 to 2012 with Synopses

In addition, all of my Stor e Telling columns in Storytelling Magazine from 2002-2006 are listed on the Publication’s Page on my website. One caveat, I have not had the opportunity to recheck all of the links; that is a project for another day. You will find a point and click extravaganza of story research here:
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Karen Chace 2017 ©
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