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Treasury of Holiday Stories Volume One

Treasury of Holiday Stories Volume One

Spring 2008 Audio Book
Ages: 6 & Up
CD Price: $11.95
Two holiday stories, "Squanto and the First Thanksgiving" (read by Graham Greene) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (read by Glenn Close), comprise this audio book. The two dispatchers for each story (the human voice and the orchestral musical instruments) mesh seamlessly to deliver a masterpiece. The story of Squanto offers further insight into Native American history that led to the first celebrated Thanksgiving meal, and the plight of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane provides a chilling story for older listeners - especially around the Halloween season. These two literary classics take on new life with this voice-music ensemble, and listeners will be left breathless after this story concert. The words on the page will never be the same again.
Dr. Flora Joy   ©2008 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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