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Creative Storytelling: Choosing, Inventing, & Sharing Tales for Children Paperback – January, 1992

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About the Author

Jack Maguire has taught creative writing and communications at the college level, and written and produced cable TV programs. He lives in Highland, New York.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Moon Press (January 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0938756354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0938756354
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #948,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Children NEED to hear stories, and not just from books. They especially need their parents to spend time with them, and storytelling is a wonderful way to do this.
This book is full of good information, including some of the history of storytelling. Among others, there is a chapter on learning stories to tell, and another to help with creating your own stories. There is also an �afterward� that addresses storytelling in relation to environmentalism.
Creative Storytelling is a book intended for parents, teachers, day care providers and librarians. It would also be a worthy read for camp counselors. I would recommend it to people in any of these positions.
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As a resource for families, teachers, and librarians, this book is readable and reliable. The stories and suggestions about how to tell stories are especially useful. I have used the book for over 8 years in my work as a storyteller in the classroom.
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If you aren't already completely enamored with stories and storytelling, this book will totally ensnare your heart! I am a teacher and bought it for some tips on telling stories and also to give my students ideas on writing them. As if I didn't already love stories enough this book made me want to read every single legend, folktale, and myth in print! I learned a lot about storytelling, writing your own stories and collecting the best stories. It is perfect for anyone that wants to spin a yarn with finesse and please an audience! Storytelling is a dying art and needs to be preserved. This book does it's part in training new storytellers to enter the magic world of storytelling. Highly recommend it!
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This is absolutely the best book I've found on storytelling for parents. The content makes logical sense, and is more of a "How-to" guide than any other book I've seen on the subject. If you are an aspiring storyteller with a small child (or children), this book will help you tell and/or create stories. Engaging your children in stories is also a great way to avoid the zombie tube.
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Storytelling is almost a lost art, but many fond childhood memories involve a captivating story told at bedtime, or around a campfire, or perhaps during a designated storytelling hour. This is a how-to-manual which teaches the basics in a clear concise manner. The book contains well grounded concepts for use in imaginative flights of fancy.

The chapters divide the subject matter into manageable parts so the skill can be easily learned. Chapters include -- Stories and Storytelling, Types of Stories, Finding Stories for Different Listeners, Remembering and Adapting Stories, Creating Your Own Stories, Telling Stories and Beyond Storytelling. Within these chapters is a wealth of detail to assist the adult in entering the world of the child. The author provides the basic storytelling formula and ways to adapt the story to the listener while maintaining the individual style of the teller and incorporating observation, experience and imagination.

To continue the tradition of storytelling seems a sacred trust, something we must not permit to fade away, and this book will enable anyone interested in the pursuit to excel. The book is a gem.
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