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Storytelling Art and Technique, 4th Edition by Ellin Greene, Janice M. Del Negro

Storytelling Art and Technique, 4th Edition



Storytelling Art and Technique, 4th Edition by Ellin Greene, Janice M. Del Negro

Thoroughly revised and updated, the fourth edition of the classic Storytelling: Art and Technique is an essential guide for beginning and experienced storytellers alike.* Includes complete texts of 13 stories with source, culture, telling time, audience, and a comment for each* Examples of a cue card, movement warm-ups for storytellers, a seating arrangement for a storytime, a storyboard, publicity posters, and more* Offers resources for the storyteller, including professional books and articles, websites, storytelling books by genre, stories to tell to different age groups, read-alouds, and recordings


Ellin Greene once kept my library school storytelling class spellbound with her word-perfect, no-gestures telling of 'Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep
and heard Janice do the same, at a party a few years later, with Helen Eustis

's 'Mr. Death and the Red-headed Woman.'
So let

's be glad that these two have joined forces for the fourth edition of Storytelling: Art and Technique . . . This much-enlarged edition covers the history of storytelling; techniques for finding, learning, adapting, and telling stories; considerations of special audiences; and, of course, lots and lots of recommendations for stories to tell. - The Horn Book Magazine This title has been a standard professional reference work for nearly half a century, and with good reason. . . . Every public and school library will benefit from having this volume and consulting it should be often. - School Library Journal Designed for beginner and experienced storytellers and public and school librarians, this volume will also be helpful to any adult working with children and teens. . . . Whether absorbing the information cover to cover or looking for specific storytelling topics and aids, the reader will find this title a useful one to own. - Booklist The fourth edition of this storytelling standby includes a wealth of updated and new materials, covering both the cultural history of storytelling and offering a comprehensive instructional guide for the creation and administration of storytelling programs that can remain relevant in a media-saturated society. - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Storytelling: Art and Technique affirms the importance of an old tradition and provides librarians with the tools to help keep it alive. - American Libraries'

About the Author

Ellin Greene, EdD, is an internationally known storyteller, lecturer, workshop leader, and conference director. Janice M. Del Negro, PhD, is assistant professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University, River Forest, IL.

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Publication date

12th January 2010


Ellin Greene, Janice M. Del Negro

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Libraries Unlimited Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO


455 pages


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