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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Storytelling
Lighting the Way Home: Stories of Lighthouses and Their Keepers

Lighting the Way Home: Stories of Lighthouses and Their Keepers

Fall 2007 Storytelling
Ages: 12 & Up
Producer: Kate Dudding
CD Price: $15.00
The information on this CD will appeal to science/math-minded youngsters, especially boys (even those not particularly interested in traditional stories/folklore). Kate Dudding begins with the story behind Augustin Fres-nel's development of lenses that are used in today's lighthouses. Subsequent segments continue the intrigue of how lighthouses are built, along with their mysteries and histories. The stories of specific lighthouse keepers and of some who lost their lives in lighthouses are revealed through these narrations. The final story discloses the history of how the Statue of Liberty was built. In all, this CD contains an inspiring body of history, science, and math information associated with lighthouses.
Dr. Flora Joy   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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