Gold Tree And Silver Tree

Gold Tree and Silver Tree  Ages 11 and up

A queen and her daughter go walking.  They come to a glen and a brook.  “Am I not the fairest in all the world?” the queen asks the fish that swims there.  “No,” says the fish, “You are not.”  What happens next?  Who is the fairest?  Click on the link to find out. A story from Britain.  10.59 mins.

This story has an unusual solution to a big problem.  Do you think it’s a good one?  Leave a comment below.

Story origin for me: Alan Garner’s Book of British Fairytales

 

 

 

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Lion, Hyena and Rabbit. A Story In A Story

Lion, Hyena and Rabbit.  A Story in a Story  Ages 11 and up

Three animals decide to hunt together but then there is a problem.  This is a story that is more serious than you might think when you first hear it.  It’s a story that meant something special to at least one listener.  Click on the link to learn how all that went.  A story from Africa.  4.05 mins.

What would you like to say about this story?  Do you know of any similar situations in your life?  Leave your comments below.

Story Origin for me: Seneghalese-Canadian storyteller, Ndiouga Sarr when we were on a tour of Children’s Festivals.

 

 

 

 

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Belaney of the Lake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnsA_MpVi3c.  Age 11 and up

A mysterious girl appears in the moonlight.  She walks across the water but can she stay?  Magic and mystery.  Also a chance to see me in action.  A story from Wales.   7.54 mins.

There’s a moment of carelessness.  What does it mean to you?  Leave your comment below.

Story origin for me: Bag Full O’Moonshine by Alan Garner

 

 

 

 

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The Selkie Wife

01 The Selkie Wife  Age 11 and up.

She is a seal and her skin is stolen.  Now she must live upon the land.  Can she forget, be happy?  Click on the link and listen.  A story from Scotland.  7:34 mins

What do you think about the ending?  Leave your comment below.

Story origin  for me: A book by James Riordan, the title unfortunately forgotten.

 

 

 

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