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In spite of a strong taste on the part of children for what is ugly and brutal, I am sure that we ought to eliminate this element as far as possible from the school stories, especially among poor children. Not because I think children should be protected from all knowledge of evil, but because so much of this knowledge comes into their life outside school that we can well ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Dover Publications (first published January 1st 1951)
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Robert
Feb 17, 2014 Robert rated it it was ok
This is an old book written by someone who I gather was an authoritarian on storytelling in her day. The language is definitely not modern, yet I enjoyed the more formal tone to the lessons.

Shedlock provides much advice for storytelling, particularly to children and often in an academic setting. As a Toastmaster, I found much of her advice sound. As a teacher, I agreed with most of her educational points.

The casual reader, however, will probably not be thrilled with many of the examples used giv
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Jenyoseph
I love it when a seemingly simple art is broken down into complex science. I read this to motivate me to write a childrens book but now I am overwhelmed with variables!
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From my storytelling class in library school. Deserves a second look.
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