MacDonald's classic storytelling how-to primer returns, filled with updated resources, classic stories from around the globe, guidelines to tell them with gusto, as well as advice on finding, learning, and telling new tales. Twenty stories, complete with suggestions for chants, songs, dialects, repeating lines, and audience participation, make these multicultural tales easy to learn and tell while satisfying young audiences. A master of communicating in the story format, MacDonald engages readers just as she does her young audience members in story circles worldwide. She shares a goldmine of practical advice so that both veteran and inexperienced storytellers can: Find your unique voice to make the stories your own; Build up a sure-fire story repertoire quickly, and expand it easily using McDonald's recommended resources; Identify traditional story variants to wow audiences; Prepare and rehearse for success using techniques honed over 40+ years; Find the best tales for your style and audience; A new generation of school and children's librarians, storytellers, and folklorists can get ready to be inspired! Use this classic handbook to create maximum impact around the story circle - for tellers and listeners alike.
Publisher: American Library Association