Thursday, June 4, 2020

Stor e Telling: Winter 2020 - Storytelling World

“O beauteous green lake! 
Thou art to be my home for evermore”
 by Gilbert James, 1914
This was the annual Storytelling World issue and I offered public domain resources filled with tales from around the globe. You will also find stories to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat and National Herb and Spices Day on June 10.

I hope you find something fun and interesting to add to your storytelling repertoire or classroom.

Bengal Dacoits and Tigers by Maharanee Sunity Devee, C.I., 1916. Eleven stories of dacoits (bandits) and nine tiger tales.
The Chinese Fairy Book - by Dr. R. Wilhelm, 1921.  Seventy-four traditional Chinese folk tales: Tales of Saints and Magicians, Ghost Stories, and more.
Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories by Leo Tolstoy, 1904; stories from zoology, botany and more.
Folktales and Myths - Northern Sagas, Myths of Greece and Rome, Animal Myths from Various Lands, and more are found within these virtual pages from 1912.
Folktales from Liberia - From the American Folklore Center 43 Liberian folktales, published in 1919.

Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians - Folk tales, essays on good and evil spirits, vampires, superstition, etc.

The Chinese New Year ended on February 8 but since 2020 is the Year of the Rat these stories should serve you well throughout the year.

The Cat and the Old Rat – Aesop

The Monkey with the Tom –Tom – Southern India

The Pied Piper of Hamelin - Germany

Rat Hall – Scotland

The Rat Princess - Japan
The Rats and Their Daughter - Japan
The Rat’s Wedding – Northern India

The Story of a Monkey – Philippines
The Story of the Rat and Her Journey to God – Romania

Why the Rat Kills Cats – Nigeria
Why the Woman and Rat Came to Stay in the Same House - Sudan
Looking ahead to National Herb and Spices Day on June 10 here are some tales to spice up your winter repertories.

The Discovery of Salt – China

The Dreammaker – Scotland

Epsen Ashlad and Redfoks – Norwegian

The Gingerbread Man - England

Giufa’s Judgement – Italy

King’s for Breakfast! - Hindu

Legend of the Sage Plant|

Lion Who Took Woman’s Shape – South Africa

Love Like SaltFourteen versions from around the world.

The Maiden Who Loved a Star – Native American

Salt - Russia
The Turtle and the Lizard - Philippines

Why Dogs Sniff - Portugal


Beginning 2020 with a folktale opening from Jack the Giant Killer collected by Katharine M. Briggs.

“Once upon a time, and a very good time it was, when pigs were swine and dogs ate lime and monkeys chewed tobacco, when houses were thatched with pancakes, streets paved with plum pudding, and roasted pigs ran up and down the streets with knives and forks in their backs crying 'come and eat me'!”
From Jack and the Giant Killer collected by Katharine M. Briggs.

In case you missed it here is an earlier blog post offering from my 2019 columns.

Stor e Telling: Fall 2019 - Helping Other Shines
This issues theme was Helping Others Shine. I offered some interesting and informative articles on mentoring. You will also find resources and stories for Halloween, National Pumpkin Pie Day, National Drumming Day, and World Kindness Day.

Stor e Telling Summer 2019 – Puppets and Puppetry
The theme was puppets and puppetry. You will also find stories for Grandparent's Day and peach stories for National Peach Day in August. There are stories, tutorials, crafts and more. At the end of the blog you will also find links to additional blog resources from my column on a wide variety of themes.

Stor e Telling – Storytelling World Winter 2019
The theme for this issue was Storytelling World. Get ready for a glamorous trip around the globe through these fabulous public domain folktale collections, including stories to celebrate Learn About Butterflies Day and World Rat Day.

These links below will lead you to my columns from 2007-2018.

Stor e Telling Fall 2018: Storytelling and Empathy
The theme for this issue was storytelling and empathy, both are greatly needed in our current climate. You will also find additional stories about the glorious pumpkins that dot the fall landscape, candle tales to celebrate the Feast of Saint Ambrose.

Stor e Telling Summer 2018: Storytelling Traditions Around the WorldMany of us are familiar with The Moth and StoryCorps but what about some of the other ancient forms of storytelling? In this blog post you will read about a few of the fascinating and different traditions from around the world to complement the issue's theme. You will also find stories to celebrate Be an Angel Day on August 22 so get ready to fly with these new tales.
Stor e Telling Spring 2018: Storytelling World 
Unwrap some fun and fabulous resources to love and add to your repertoire. The theme was Storytelling World so you will find tales from many cultures. There are also legends to savor on Tea for Two Tuesday on March 21, Noodlehead tales to tickle your funny bone for International Moment of Laughter Day on April 14, and folktales for Bat Appreciation Day on April 17.
The link below will take you to a previous blog post with my Store e Telling columns from 2007-2017.

1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources V: Stor e Telling 2017
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