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  • Steps We Took by MCQ J
    Steps We Took (English, Paperback)

    The director of an addiction treatment center for more than four decades, Joe McQ has become an internationally respected teacher and lecturer on the Twelve Step method introduced by Alcoholics Anonymous and since adopted by dozens of recovery groups. In The Steps We Took, Joe offers countless analogies, insights, explanations and elucidations of these principles, drawing from his own recovery experience and those of the hundreds he has helped.

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  • Carry this Message******** by Joe McQ
    Carry this Message******** (English, Paperback)

    As an internationally respected teacher and lecturer on the Twelve Step method introduced by Alcoholics Anonymous, Joe McQ knows that sponsorship is a key construct for the success of the program because it involves moving a person through the Twelve Step process to recovery. In the early days of AA, sponsors would come to the alcoholicf_(tm)s home and talk him through Steps 1 and 2, and when they were thoroughly convinced he was ready, they would start him on the program. Step 12 is the foundation ....

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  • Medieval Tales by Lorna MacDonald Czarnota
    Medieval Tales (English, Paperback)

    Lorna Czarnota presents medieval tales that answer questions of historical figures in a highly entertaining format. Czarnota offers solid historical background for each story so that young readers have a framework to enhance the significance of each story.

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  • The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind by Heather Forest
    The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind (English, Paperback)

    Based on a fable from Aesop, the Sun and the Wind test their strength by seeing which of them can cause a man to remove his coat, demonstrating the value of using gentle persuasion rather than brute force as a means of achieving a goal.

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  • Earth Care by Margaret Read MacDonald
    Earth Care (English, Paperback)

    This collection of traditional tales and proverbs from over twenty ethnic groups touches upon both human and ecological themes such as environmental protection, the care of other creatures, and the connection of all things in nature.

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  • Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner by Bobby Norfolk
    Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner (English, Paperback)

    In this trickster tale from Africa, Anansi learns the value of being a good host. He also learns the truth of the old saying, what goes around, comes around.

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  • Anansi and the Pot of Beans by Bobby Norfolk
    Anansi and the Pot of Beans (English, Paperback)

    Did you ever wonder why spiders have no hair? After reading this African trickster tale, you will know. When Anansi goes to help his grandmother, he can't resist her steaming, hot pot of beans. Bobby and Sherry Norfolk take a wonderful new look at a classic story.

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  • Anansi Goes to Lunch by Bobby Norfolk
    Anansi Goes to Lunch (English, Paperback)

    Anansi is invited to three concurrent parties and wants to attend them all. He gives each of his hosts a rope to tug, ties the other end around his own waist, and waits to be summoned when the food is served ? but when all of the food is ready at the same time, Anansi is caught in the middle! That's why Spiders have small waists today.

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  • The Well of Truth by Martha Hamilton
    The Well of Truth (English, Paperback)

    When Goat, Rooster, and Donkey decide to try their hand at farming, Donkey learns the price of being greedy and discovers that the truth will always come out in the end.

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  • Five Minute Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald
    Five Minute Tales (English, Paperback)

    As a companion to her award-winning story collection Three Minute Tales, Margaret Read MacDonald has compiled another delightful collection of entertaining stories from around the world to read or tell on any occasion.

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  • How Tiger Got His Stripes by Rob Cleveland
    How Tiger Got His Stripes (English, Paperback)

    Many years ago, the proudest animal in the jungle was not the peacock but the tiger. In this timeless folktale from Vietnam, we see how Tiger's pride leads him to covet wisdom and how, with the help of a wise farmer, he earns his stripes.

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  • Improving Your Storytelling by Doug Lipman
    Improving Your Storytelling (English, Paperback)

    The first steps in storytelling are often easy, because we tell stories informally every day. Once you take storytelling into the more formal contexts of performance or occupational uses, however, you may be faced with challenges you hadn't anticipated. You need information that goes beyond the basics. And you need it in a form that does not just tell you what to do but helps you make your own informed decisions.

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  • Thirty-Three Multicultural Tales to Tell by Pleasant DeSpain
    Thirty-Three Multicultural Tales to Tell (English, Paperback)

    When a story shares a universal message, it finds its way into that pantheon of tales that is shared with many diverse cultures. These classic 33 tales, collected from Brazil, China, Korea, Russia, Tibet, Africa, from America's native peoples, and other lands, are chosen for their timeless shared values.

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  • Three-minute Stories by Mary Read MacDonald
    Three-minute Stories (English, Paperback)

    This global collection of 80 very short tales from Europe, Asia, the Americas and even a story from Africa include chants, scary ghost stories, humorous stories and more.

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  • Peace Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald
    Peace Tales (English, Paperback)

    Peace Tales contains more than three dozen folktales and proverbs that illustrate these choices. Always fun to read these stories also prompt us to think about the seemingly minor events that lead to war and the little events that can also lead to peace. Stories from across the globe are accompanied by generous story notes, source information, and suggestions for further reading on the topic of peace.

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  • The Round Book by Margaret Read MacDonald
    The Round Book (English, Paperback)

    This handy paperback presents 80 songs designed to be sung as rounds. Each one appears on an uncluttered page or two, illustrated by a simple ink drawing. A fine resource for school music teachers, choir directors, camp leaders, and children who sing for the love of it.

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  • The Drum by Rob Cleveland
    The Drum (English, Paperback)

    In this story A poor boy's dream of having a drum takes him on an unlikely path. He meets several people that guide him along the way. In time, he learns to make his own magic in this world.

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  • Teaching with Story by Margaret Read MacDonald
    Teaching with Story (English, Paperback)

    This invaluable resource book includes everything teachers and librarians need to know for using storytelling in their classrooms with ready to tell tales correlated to the Common Core Standards.

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  • Stone Soup by Heather Forest
    Stone Soup (English, Paperback)

    Two hungry travelers arrive at a village expecting to find a household that will share a bit of food, as has been the custom along their journey. To their surprise, villager after villager refuses to share, each one closing the door with a bang. As they sit to rest beside a well, one of the travelers observes that if the townspeople have no food to share, they must be in greater need than we are.

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  • The Skit Book by Margaret Read MacDonald
    The Skit Book (English, Paperback)

    Here are 101 of the best skits ever. They have been made up by kids, performed by kids, and passed along by word of mouth at camp, Scout meetings, rec programs, and anywhere else that kids get together. All the essentials are here: title, setting, characters, story, and punch line, as well as suggested dialogue, costumes, and props. Just add a little imagination and some hammy stage instincts; the fun here is improvisational. Jump in, take the script, move it along, and have a good time.

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