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Creative Storytelling: Choosing, Inventing, & Sharing Tales for Children Paperback – January 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Moon Pr (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 (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #992,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Dan on April 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
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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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1998
Format: Paperback
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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jane Helen Austen on August 24, 2009
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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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By C Winger on April 14, 2009
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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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