Thursday, August 7, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs X: Stor e Telling November December 2003

Hansel and Gretel
Ethel Franklin Betts, 1932
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2007 – 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network. Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 
ABE Books
Searching for that illusive piece of literature? Over 10,000 book dealers worldwide list books for sale at ABE. Search by title, author or keyword. Their BookSleuth will even track down a book if you can’t remember the title or author.


I shared this website before but since this issues theme is humor, like a good joke, it bears repeating. Jack Tales, poetry, authors, study guides and lesson plans, bibliographies and an index categorized by genre. The entire site is focused on Appalachian Literature.

4 2 eXplore ~ Topic: Oral History
A wealth of web links on how to conduct interviews, projects with links to curriculum guides and projects dealing with Oral History. 

Legends of Maui

Fifteen legends and background information from the book published in 1910.

Puppet Tools
Interested in the art of puppetry? This is the place to be. The site features an online workshop with 16 self paced segments; resources, services, journals, books, articles and more.

Sisters Choice ~ Active Heroines in Folktales

An index of books with annotations on strong women in folktales; a perfect place to start if you are developing a program around this theme. - Telling American Tales
StoryCorps is a national oral-history project funded by a $50,000.00 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. StoryCorps is seeking questions, suggestions and facilitators. You could be part of this exciting new project and then wouldn’t YOU have story to tell!                                               

Copyright Management Center
Lots of useful information on copyright, ownership, fair use, etc., from Indiana University.

Weaving Arts and Lore
Articles, stories, myth and lore; a wonderful web of information from around the world.


 If you missed any previous Stor e Telling posts the links are below:

January February 2002 - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.

May June 2002 - American Life Histories from the WPA Project, Mayan and Philippine folktale's, public domain tales dating back to the 1880's, seasonal stories of forests, frogs, moons and maidens, solar folklore and more.

July August 2002 - Trickster tales, Kenyan folktales, flower fables and participation stories to put some fun in your summer storytelling. 

September October 2002 – Included is a guide to collecting family folklore, folktales from Britain, Russia, Kashmir, fables from the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and Native American legends ready to be explored.

November December 2002 - Resources for Jack Tales, puppets, ghost stories, educational resources and activities, Australian storytelling, traditions and folklore from the Orkney Islands. For extra fun the Book Hive link will lead you to stories by the amazing Jackie Torrence and other well-known tellers. Next stop, 2003!


January February – Folktales from Africa and Norway, Borneo myths and legends, ghost stories, storytelling games and resources, and a wee bit more.

March April - Grant resources, improvisational games to add to your storytelling residency, Native American Trickster Tales, information to keep your voice in tip top telling shape and more.

May June - The theme for the Storytelling Magazine issue was Grant Resources and all the links have been checked. I hope you will find something to help you discover that pot of gold!

July August - Some delightful sites to whet your storytelling appetite. You will find Andrew Lang's colored fairy tales books and more of his works, stories from the Arabian Nights, Hodja tales and more stories about trees than you could ever hope to climb! I hope you find something useful for your work.
September October  - You will find a wonderful site that offers stories searchable by continent, country and theme. Also, Legends of Guam, Western Yuga folktales, teaching benchmarks by state, resources to care for your voice and more.

Below are the previous blog posts offering additional columns from 2007-2013.

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012
All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below. 

Stor e Telling Columns 2013
From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.


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