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The Story Stone
The ‘Story Stone’ is one of my favorite Native American stories. This Seneca legend speaks to the storyteller in all of us. Several variants can be found: “The Storytelling Stone” by Joseph Bruchac in Return of the Sun:Native American Tales from the Northeast Woodlands, “The Storytelling Stone” by Susan Feldmann in The Storytelling Stone, Traditional Native American Myths and Tales, “The Storytelling Stone” by Jeremiah Curtin in Seneca Indian Myths, and “The Talking Stone,” by Caroline Cunningham in The Talking Stone.”    Listen >>

Frog and Snake
“Frog and Snake” is one of my husband’s favorite stories. This African story that I have placed in my beloved Southwestern setting, has a message that needs to be heard today perhaps more than ever: What would have happened if they’d just let us be friends?. Other versions of this story can be found by P. Amaury Talbor in In the Shadow of the Bush, in Ashley Bryan’s “Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together” in Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum, William J. Bennet in his Children’s Book of Virtues, and Margaret Read McDonald’s “Little Boy Frog and Little Boy Snake,” in Shake-It-Up-Tales!   Listen >>

Mercury and the Honest Woodman
“Mercury and the Honest Woodman” is an Aesop’s fable that audiences of all ages, six to sixty have enjoyed. This moral tale reminds us that honesty is indeed the best policy, and in this instance is handsomely rewarded! Versions of this story can be found in the many collections of Aesop’s Fables such as Jack Zipes, “Aesop’s Fables”, or you can find 656+ fables with morals listed online at http://aesopfables.com/.     Listen >>

 

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