English Folktales

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Dan Keding, Amy Douglas
Libraries Unlimited, 2005 - 231 páginas

This enchanting collection of traditional English folktales reflects the depth and diversity of the folk heritage of Britain, and illustrates the ties between stories, land, and people. The editors present an enticing assortment of more than 50 tales, gathered from practicing storytellers and organized into sections based on broad themes--The Fool in All His Glory, Wily Wagers and Tall Tales, Holy Days and Days of Heroes, and so forth. There's a story for every listener--from Teeny Tiny and The Pixies' Beds for young children to spooky ghost stories and witch tales, such as Wild Edric and Jenny Greenteeth for older readers and listeners. For each tale, the authors cite a region of origin. Like other titles in the series, the book contains background information: notes on the tales, a brief history of England, a map, photographs, a glossary, and a bibliography of sources. Brief biographies of the tellers are also included. All of these elements combine to form an apt resource for read-alouds and programs, an indispensable source for storytellers, and a great research tool for students. All grade levels.

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Página 142 - When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey. When I grow rich Say the bells of Shoreditch.
Página 49 - As soon as the cat had lapped up the milk, the cat began to kill the rat ; the rat began to gnaw the rope ; the rope began to hang the butcher ; the butcher began to kill the ox ; the ox began to drink the water ; the water began to quench the fire ; the fire began to burn the stick ; the stick began to beat the dog ; the dog began to bite the pig; the little pig in a fright jumped over the stile ; and so the old woman got home that night.
Página 154 - In somer, when the shawes be sheyne, And leves be large and long, Hit is full mery in feyre foreste To here the foulys song: To se the dere draw to the dale, And leve the hilles hee, And shadow hem in the leves grene, Under the grene-wode tre. Hit befel on Whitsontide, Erly in a May mornyng, The Son up feyre can shyne, And the briddis mery can syng. "This is a mery mornyng...
Página 142 - Clement's,"' the Sweeneys' nurse sang. ' "Half-pence and farthings, say the bells of St. Martin's. When will you pay me ? say the bells at old Bailey . . ." ' 'It's not a hat,' a woman cried, and at her back roared a cocktail party.
Página 170 - There was a man of double deed Who sowed his garden full of seed. When the seed began to grow Twas like a garden full of snow...
Página 154 - In summer when the shawes be sheen, And leaves be large and long, It is full merry in fair forest To hear the fowles...
Página 205 - MERRY are the bells, and merry would they ring, Merry was myself, and merry could I sing; With a merry ding-dong, happy, gay, and free, And a merry sing-song, happy let us be! ' Waddle goes your gait, and hollow are your hose: Noddle goes your pate, and purple is your nose: Merry is your sing-song, happy, gay, and free; With a merry ding-dong, happy let us be! Merry have we...

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Dan Keding has a master's degree in folklore and has written a storytelling column for Sing Out: The Folk Music Magazine for almost twenty years. He has been a professional storyteller and ballad singer for thirty years and has traveled throughout the United States and England telling tales at festivals, concert halls, schools, libraries, and coffeehouses. His recordings have won numerous awards including the American Library Association Notable Recording for Children and Storytelling World Winner and Honor Awards. In 2000 he was inducted into the National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence. For more details about Dan's work and award winning recordings, please visit his Web site at www.dankeding.com.

Amy Douglas is a young Englishwoman with a passion for traditional stories and riddles. Although only 29 she already has 14 years of experience working in diverse venues with all ages: from nursery tales and schools to year long reminiscence projects from arts centers to arts consultancy. She has performed at storytelling, literature, and folk festivals throughout Britain, Canada, and the United States. She is a founder member of Tales at the Edge, one of the first modern-day storytelling clubs in England and the associated Festival at the Edge, the first storytelling festival of its kind, as well as having served two years on the board of the Society for Storytelling. For more details about her work and publications please visit Amy's Web site at www.amydouglas.com.

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