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Tell Me a Tale: A Book about Storytelling

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Stories connect us to one another and explain who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. Joseph Bruchac told his first story when he was twelve years old. Here he shares his life through story--and encourages all to discover the stories within. Fourteen stories from around the world are included, along with more than thirty activities to start even the youngest s ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 15th 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Storytelling is a really wonderful art and I know I love to hear a good story.
In this book, Joseph Bruchac tells different steps and activities to improve your storytelling. He also tells the most important things of storytelling - Listen, Observe, Remember and Share.
Stories, I believe, are a important part of life. They can help us to learn and grow as a person - through stories, we can find out so much about ourselves.
In my own way, I am a bit of a storyteller, but in a different way. I write
Apr 12, 2012 Marti rated it really liked it
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Pgs 1 - 25: Just started this but am really enjoying it. The author really emphasizes the importance of listening to as well as telling stories, all the different sources of stories from family history to cultural to personal and more.

26 - 56: I like that each chapter ends w/ a list of activities and the examples of the different types of stories (folklore, religious stories, etc.) are interesting.

57 - 85: Still enjoying the book and the stories the author tells, as well as how they can help c
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I love what storytelling can do, and I believe we need to keep reminding people of the power of telling stories, so I really like Joseph Bruchac's personal approach of exploring ways to make universal stories your own.
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Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by wh ...more
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