Margaret Read MacDonald has travelled the world on storytelling tours, written over sixty books and has a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University. Margaret teaches storytelling at the University of Washington and has been a children's librarian since 1965. She lives in Kirkland, Washington, USA. About the artist: Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her bright illustrations and quirky style have graced the pages of many Barefoot Books titles including If You're Happy and You Know It!, The Real Princess and The Story Tree. Sophie lives in Florence, Italy. About the singer: Bob King has been performing, teaching and writing for children and adults for over thirty years.
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.
Oh what a pity, what a pity pity pity! With this refrain, the old woman in the vinegar bottle complains until she gets a cottage ... then a row house ... then a mansion ... How far will she move up before she's satisfied? Storyteller and children's librarian Margaret Read MacDonald pairs a whiny old woman with a no-nonsense fairy in a comical tale of ever-expanding greed and its natural result. Nancy Dunaway Fowlkes's expansive India ink and watercolor illustrations capture MacDonald's high-spirited rendering of this old British fairy tale.
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.
Jouha is loading his donkeys with dates to sell at the market. How many donkeys are there? His son helps him count ten, but once the journey starts, things change. First there are ten donkeys, then there are nine! When Jouha stops to count again, the lost donkey is back. What's going on? Silly Jouha doesn't get it, but by the end of the story, wise readers will be counting correctly-and in...
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.
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.
Drawing on the varied cultural traditions and ethnic diversity of Brazil, this book offers readers a collection of traditional tales - from creation stories and stories of enchantment to animal and trickster tales. With background information, colour photographs, recipes, and games, it is of interest to storytellers, folklorists, and educators.
Gecko may be small, but he has a giant problem. So he goes to Elephant, the head of the village, to complain. This sets off a comical chain of problems for everyone in the village. Gecko learns that his well-being depends on that of the entire village...and he finally goes to sleep, a little wiser.
Geraldo Valerio captures the comic exasperation of the characters and the lush Indonesian setting of the tale.
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