The Story Vine
A Source Book of Unusual and Easy-to-Tell Stories from Around the World
By (author) Anne Pellowski
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Story Vine by Anne Pellowski
Book DescriptionThroughout the world, nothing is so universally loved by young and old alike as a good story. And what makes a good story better is that something extra to embellish it - clever line drawings that follow the plot; a collection of nesting dolls, one for each character; a cat's cradle of string symbolizing the action. Here is the unusual collection of stories, each of which requires the storyteller to use string, nesting dolls, sand painting, drawings, or musical instruments. A piece of string can be manipulated into shapes to illustrate the story of an old weaver bothered by a mosquito, while a series of lines on a black-board make the tale of "The Wild Bird" come alive. Chosen from all over the world - Africa, Japan, America, Australia, central Europe - each story is accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions as well as line illustrations, so even a beginner can become a skilled storyteller. THE STORY VINE is an ideal and unique source book for librarians, teachers, storytellers, parents and grandparents - anyone who wants to captivate listeners with a well-told tale.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781416975786
(229mm x 152mm x 7mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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A wide variety of easy-to-tell stories from around the world, complemented by the author's expert advice for successful storytelling, makes this guide useful for youngsters at all levels of telling ability. A brief history of storytelling and an exquisite bibliography are added as important reference sources. Illustrations.
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