Nagila and Navoma and Na

Nagila and Navoma and Na  Ages 9 and up

Three young women make wishes for when they are married.  Their wishes are granted.  They even get to marry a prince.  But will this bring them happiness?  Click on the link and find out.  A story from Africa.  11:42 mins.

This story has to do with people who act out of jealousy and fear.  Have you ever been in a situation like that?  Make a comment and share your thoughts.

Story origin for me: A teller who came to Ottawa from either Ghana or Nigeria.  It’s so long ago I don’t remember.  I just know the story was always one I could not forget.

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The Legacy

The Legacy   Age 9 and up

The advice of a dying old man to his son seems simple but there is a riddle in it that holds a richer gift.    A story from Palestine.  Click on the link and listen.  3.41 mins.

Was the advice wise?  Would you follow it?  Leave a comment for others to see.

Story origin for me: Vancouver teller, Naomi Steinberg


 

 

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Jack and the Walnut

01 Jack and the Walnut   Age 9 and up

As always, Jack gets himself into trouble.  He wants to help his elderly mother.  He causes havoc instead.   Recorded live.  A story from Scotland.  6.55 mins

Did this story make you think?  Leave a comment below.

Story origin for me: Scottish teller Bea Ferguson who had heard it from the great storytelling Scottish Traveller — Duncan Williams.

 

 

 

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The Magic Wand

The Magic Wand 2    Age 9 and up.

A magician comes to a market and he has a magic wand.  A homeless boy comes to watch him.  Can the magician help?   Click the link, listen and hear.  A story from Africa.  2.20 mins

Why does that boy want what he wants?  Leave a comment for others to read.

Story origin for me: American storyteller, Laura Simms, at the Toronto Festival of Storytelling.

 

 

 

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