Maria’s Gift

Maria’s Gift Ages 7 and Up

Maria’s life is hard but she faces it with courage.  She does all that she can for her family, despite the cruelty of others, there in that little village where she lives.  Then she goes a journey and meets unusual strangers.  What will that meeting bring her?  Click on the link to listen and find out.  A story that has its origins in Greece and which I brought to North America.  20:56 mins. 

What do you think of Maria?  What will you remember about her?  Make a comment and share your thoughts.

Story origin: Originally from Joanna Coles Best Loved Folktales but you can find this version in my book  Out of the Everywhere.  Tales for a New World.

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The Salmon Cariad

The Salmon Cariad  Age 7 and up

On a moonlit night, a young man goes to the river to fish.  He catches a salmon but what happens next is beyond his imagining.  He goes a journey he was not expecting.  Where does he travel?  Click on the link to listen and find out.   A story from Wales.  6.20 mins.

This is a story to make pictures in the head.  Leave a comment below and tell what you saw.

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

 

 

 

 

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Tiddy Mun

Tiddy Mun  Ages 7 and Up

Scary creatures live in the marshes but Tiddy Mun is the people’s helper.   He walks at night, they hear him laughing.  He has saved them over and over again but will he come to save them now?  Click on the link to listen and find out.    A story from Britain.  9.30 mins.

The story talks of how times change.  What changes do you think have happened by the story’s end?  Leave a comment below.

Story origin for me: Kevin Crossley-Holland’s The Old Stories: Folk Tales from East Anglia and the Fen Country.

 

 

 

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Wise Father, Wise Daughter

Wise Father, Wise Daughter  Ages 7 and Up

Paul comes to Canada because he has been driven out of his own country for the colour of his skin.  He starts a business but he is growing older.  How will he choose which one of his daughters should inherit?  Click on the link and listen to find out.  A story from Africa.  9:50 mins.

What do you think of the way Paul made his decision?  Leave a comment below.

Story origin for me: Toronto storyteller, Itah Sadu.  You can also read my version in my book, Out of the Everywhere.  Tales for a New World. 

 

 

 

 

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The Old Woman In The Woods

The Old Woman in the Woods   Ages 7 and Up

When Jack gets turned out of home for his laziness he meets an old woman in the woodsFirst she asks him to take off his jacket, then it’s his boots and then….   What comes next?  You’ll have to click on the link and listen to find out.   I don’t know where this story comes from but I suspect it’s been around a while9:51 mins.

There are lots and lots of Jack tales.  Do you know any others?  Why not leave a comment below?

Story origin for me: Toronto storytellers Marylyn Peringer and Norman Perrin.

 

 

 

 

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Ivan Crookback

Ivan Crookback  Age 7 and up

Ivan goes looking for a way for a way to change himself.  The journey is long but he is determined.  What will he find?  Will he be rewarded?  A new twist on an old story from Brittany.  13.26 mins.

I reshaped this story because I have friends like Ivan, friends with disabilities.  Can you imagine how?  Leave your comment below.

Story origin for me: Ivon Tortik in Alice Kane’s book The Dreamer Awakes. 

 

 

 

 

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The Young Horseman

The Young Horseman   Age 7 and up

The Young Horseman sets out from his village, seeking for a wife.  He meets an old man on the road.   Will the old man help him?  What will happen when he picks those lemons from that tree?  Click on the link to listen.  An African story.  10.10 mins

What will you remember about this story?  Leave your comments below.

Story origin for me: Seneghalese-Canadian storyteller, Ndiouga Sarr.

 

 

 

 

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