Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Public Domain Folktales VII : Fairytales, Folktales, Legends and Myths From Around the World



The Princess Imprisoned in the Summerhouse
by H.J. Ford, 1892
from Andrew Lang's Green Fairy Book
“Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.”- J.R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings


It has been far too long since I posted a collection of public domain books. Here is the seventh in the installment that will continue to for as long as there are stories to share!

Below you will find tales from France, Korea, Serbia, India and more. It always amazes me that we have an endless supply of wonder tales at our fingertips.

I hope you find something wonderful to add to your spring and summer storytelling repertoire.


The Animal Story Book by Andrew Lang, 1914http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38208/38208-h/38208-h.htm

Eskimo Folktales by Knud Rasmussen, 1921
http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/inu/eft/index.htm

Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods collected and translated by W.D. Westervelt, 1916.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/hlog/index.htm


Korean Imps, Ghosts and Fairies
by James S. Gale, 1913
https://archive.org/details/koreanfolktalesi00impaiala

The Man who Married the Moon: and other Pueblo Indian folk-stories by Charles Fletcher Lummis, 1894.
http://archive.org/details/manwhomarriedmo00lummgoog

Myths and Legends of All Nations translated and edited by Logan Marshall, 1914.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20740/20740-h/20740-h.htm
Old French Fairy Tales by Comtesse De Segur, 1920.
https://archive.org/details/oldfrenchfairyta00sgrich
Serbian Fairy Tales by Elodie L. Muatovich, 1919 http://chestofbooks.com/fairy-tale/Serbian/index.html
The Talking Thrush and Other Tales of India collected by W. Crooke and retold by W.H. Drouse, 1922.
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30635/30635-h/30635-h.htm

Tales of the Sun or Folktales from Southern India
collected by Mrs. Howard Kingscote and Paṇḍit Naṭêsá Sástrî, 1890 https://www.gutenberg.org/files/37002/37002-h/37002-h.htm#ch16


Twenty-Three Tales by Leo Tolstoy
http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/tolstoy/23storie.pdf


The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn, 1922
http://archive.org/details/writingslafcadi00bislgoog
Village Folktales of Ceylon by Henry Parker, 1914
http://archive.org/details/villagefolktale00parkgoog

Welsh Fairy-Tales and Other Stories collected and edited by P.H. Emerson, 1891.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8675/8675-h/8675-h.htm

Below is an invaluable resource, now available on line, to assist you when researching stories by theme.

Motif-Index of Folk-Literature by Stith Thompson. A classification of narrative elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Fabliaux, Jest-Books and Local Legends. These books are fully searchable.

Volume I: A - C
http://tinyurl.com/m8hm52w 

Volume 2:  D - E
http://tinyurl.com/mcab948

Volume 3:  F- H
http://tinyurl.com/m5q8ml4

Volume 4:  J - K
http://tinyurl.com/mgws5bq

Volume 5:  L - Z
http://tinyurl.com/kja4l9p

And if you missed the six previous blog posts of public domain story collections go to:







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Karen Chace 2015 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Bear Essentials: Folktales of Polar Bears and Their Cousins

White-Bear King Valemon
Theodor Kittelson, 1857-1914
February 27 is Polar Bear Day and folktales from Iceland to Norway, Russia and Germany, folktales, fairy tales, myths and legends stories of polar bears and their cousins abound.  I offer some stories, curriculum, information, crafts and more about these beautiful, majestic animals.
 
SOME POLAR BEAR FACTS
 
* At birth, polar bear cubs are 12 to 14 inches long and weigh around one pound.
 
* Polar bears, also known as Maritime Bears, are the largest land carnivores in the world.
 
* Polar bears are marine mammals, and spend much of their time on Arctic sea ice. 
 
* Polar bears are strong swimmers, and individual have been seen in open Arctic waters as far as 200 miles from land. Their front feet are large, flat and  oar-like, making them excellent swimmers.
 
* The World Conservation Union estimates that there are between 20,000-25,000 polar in the world.

The above information was found at: http://www.defenders.org/polar-bear/basic-facts .

 
STORIES

Audun and the Bear – Iceland
http://www.storiestogrowby.com/stories/audun_bear_iceland.html
The Bear – From The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
http://www.classicreader.com/book/2190/23/

Bearskin – Germany

The Bear and the Fox Who Made a Bet - Norway
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~norway/BearFox.htm

The Bear Trainer and His Cat

East of the Sun, West of the Moon - Norway
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/norway034.html

The Fisherman and the Bear – Maine, USA
http://www.americanfolklore.net/folktales/me2.html

The Hunter and the Polar Bear – Native American/Inuit
http://www.astronomy.pomona.edu/archeo/alaska/eskimotale.html

King of the Polar Bears by L. Frank Baum
http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/5808/

King Valemon, the White Bear - Norway
http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/61913/

The Magic Bear – Native American/Inuit
http://learningtogive.org/materials/folktales/MagicBear.asp

Masha and the Bear – Russia

The Story of the Three Bears - England
http://www.authorama.com/english-fairy-tales-20.html

The Willow Wren and the Bear - Germany
http://www.authorama.com/grimms-fairy-tales-11.html

The Woman and Her Bear – Inuit

The Woman Who Had A Bear As A Foster Son - Inuit
http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/inu/eft/eft10.htm 

Why the Bear is Stumpy Tailed - Norway
http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/10/the_fisherman_and_the_bear.html

 
CURRICULUM                                                

Bright Hub Education  
 
Education World – Why Polar Bears Are White. Science and Art for grades
K – 2.
 
Discovery Education - Polar Bears Lesson Plan, Extensions, Reading Materials, etc. for grades 9-12.
 
National Parks Service: Bear Essentials – Lesson plans using the folktale, Why the Bear Is Stumpy Tailed.
 
Polar Bear International – A variety of information on polar bears, including scientific studies habitats and more.
 
World Society for the Protection of Animals: Bears of the World – Lesson plans on Polar Bears, Sun Bears, Speckled Bears and more. 
 
 
CRAFTS
 
DLTK-Kids - Polar Bear Crafts and Activities
 
Theme Station – Polar Bear art, activities, games, recipies and more.
 
BOOKS
 
The Children’s Book Review – Kids Winter Books: Snow Mitten, Polar Bears and Other Artic Animals
 
Karen Chace 2015 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.
 


 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Following the Breadcrumbs: Stor e Telling May June 2006

Hansel and Gretel
by Theodor Housemann, 1807-1875
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002. I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network and support the arts! 
Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful.
 

Collaborative Summer Library Program
A consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children…." Includes the history of the organization, audio public service announcements, participating states, past and present themes, frequently asked questions, and more. Copyright 2005 http://lii.org/
http://www.cslpreads.org clearpixel

Educational Uses for Digital Storytelling
Terrific resources to jump start your own digital storytelling project; offering resources, articles and examples. Be sure to stop by this link and have a listen to stories from “across the pond.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/capturewales/background/tony-jenkins.shtml But don’t stop there, the site is overflowing with amazing information. Note: The original link is no longer available but you may still access the resources via the Wayback Machine link:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060421192807/http://www.coe.uh.edu/digital-storytelling/resources.htm#DS-blog

Mailing Know How
Postcards can be an effective marketing tool if done properly. Learn how to stamp out those mistakes with these useful articles.

http://www.businessknowhow.com/directmail/postcards/postcardtips.htm
http://www.businessknowhow.com/directmail/postcards/advantages.htm
http://www.businessknowhow.com/directmail/postcards/marketing.htm

The National Parks Service
Brush up on your park history, cultural resources and programs for your summer venues. The website also offers a helpful search engine.
http://www.nps.gov/index.htm 

Pittsburgh History

Take an armchair journey before you hop the train, take a plane, or drive to the NSN conference in July. About.com offers two pages of web links highlighting the history of our hosts for 2006.
http://pittsburgh.about.com/cs/history/

Public Domain Music
Thousands of musical works in the US public domain are listed alphabetically. There are also additional resources and information on fair use and copyright law.
http://www.pdinfo.com/pd-song-list/pd-song-list-best-a.php

Summer Times – Local Mountain Lore
Spice up your summer storytelling with interesting facts, beliefs and stories from the memorable mountain people of Appalachia. Note: This site is no longer active but you may still access the stories via this Wayback Link.
https://web.archive.org/web/20060328001517/http://www.mountaintimes.com/summer/lore_myth.php3

Tam Lin
The ancient story of Tam Lin is explored through a collection of various versions, related tales, ballads, articles and bibliography.
http://tam-lin.org/

Trip Advisor
Before you and your stories hit the wide open road this summer check out your accommodations before you arrive. The site offers ratings and opinions of hotels, motels and attractions around the world from unbiased customers.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

2002 – 2004

Stor e Telling Columns - All 16 blog bogs, with a brief synopsis for reach one in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/stor-e-telling-resources-2002-2004.html


2005

January February Fables from Aesop and Robert Lewis Stevenson, spooky stories in time for Halloween, resources sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, myths and legends from the British Isles and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/following-breadcrumbs-xvi-stor-e.html

March April -  Sites on Buddhist Studies, Cambodian folktales, lesson plans, public domain music from a variety of cultures, myths, legends and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

May June - There are resources for song lyrics, lessons plans connected to our historical parks in the USA, Hodja, Birbel and Jakata stories, over 544 dragon tales and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/11/following-breadcrumbs-xviii-stor-e.html 

July August - Ballad and folk songs resources from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America. Also, resources on Hans Christian Anderson, sea songs and shanties, and a list of contact information for state and regional art councils and agencies.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/11/following-breadcrumbs-xix-stor-e.html

September October - Links to Victorian Ghost Stories, folklore and legends from around the world, children’s activities to complement your storytelling programs, and Hodja tales. For the classroom, Beyond the Fire offers real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the U.S., who have survived war in seven war zones, along with lesson plans and timelines.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/11/following-breadcrumbs-xx-stor-e-telling.html

November December - Christmas stories and other Yuletide offerings, stories to celebrate Kwanzaa, Hasidic tales and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/12/following-breadcrumbs-xxi-stor-e.html


2006

January February

Interesting links for Black History Month, tales from Celtic lore, stories of magical mermaids, sites to sweeten your Valentine's Day, contact information for libraries in the USA, and Europe (summer reading programs are just around the corner!) and more. 
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2015/01/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

March April -. Resources on the Alexander Technique, Women's History Month, Irish folktales, Native American stories, and more.  I hope you find something useful for your work. Please feel free to share the link.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2015/01/following-breadcrumbs-xxiii-stor-e.html


2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012

All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below
.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013

From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources
 – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html

 Karen Chace 2015 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.


Monday, January 26, 2015

The Luxury of Listening: Storytelling Podcasts

A Midsummer's Night Dream
by
Arthur Rackham, 1908
Recently, storyteller Allison Cox asked our colleagues on the Storytell listserv to share some of their favorite podcast sites. Below is a list of suggestions, along with additional links to stories that regularly stream live on radio stations.

While there is no substitute for a live performance, watching and hearing a storyteller weave their magic right before your eyes, these podcasts are certainly treasures in their own right.

I am sure your will find many wonderful stories among the many links below to brighten your days!




Podcasts and Radio Shows



The Art of Storytelling Show
http://www.artofstorytellingshow.com/

Everything is Stories
eisradio.org

The Moth 
http://themoth.org/


Porchlight Storytelling Series
http://porchlight.libsyn.com/


Stories of the Journey Home
http://www.storiesofthejourneyhome.com/

StoryCorps 

http://storycorps.org/

Tell a Tale


This American Life
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/


World of Storytelling
http://www.live365.com/index.live

 
Many thanks to Allison for asking the question and to the following storytellers for sharing the information:

Wendy Gourley
Jenni Cargill-Strong
Richard Martin
Ingrid Nixon
Nick Smith
Michael Williams


 

 

Karen Chace 2015 ©

Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Following the Breadcrumbs XXIII: Stor e Telling March April 2006

Hansel and Gretel in the Forest
by
Paul Hermann Wagner, 1852
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002. I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2002 - 2004 and 2007 - 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the National Storytelling Network and support the arts!  Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 
 
Alexander Technique
Our most important instrument is our voice, and many outside forces, including stress and those dreaded springtime allergies can impact it negatively. The technique can help you maintain your voice, and this site is good starting point if you wish to delve deeper into this method.
http://www.alexandertechnique.com/

March is Woman’s Natural History Month. If you are developing a storytelling venue on women throughout history these sites will be a valuable resource.

American Women Through Time
A historic chronology with links to relevant websites for each period, along with research sources appropriate for the specified time period.
http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-timeline.html

Women’s History Links
Information on notable woman who took part in the Gold Rush, Aviation, Science, Medicine and more. Note: The original site is no longer available but you may still access an amazing array of resources via the Wayback Machine link below.
https://web.archive.org/web/20040604144502/http://www.suelebeau.com/women.htm

Canku Ota (Many Paths)
A collection of native stories from many tribes. There are also discussion questions and information at the end of some of the tales, which makes this a wonderful site for educators as well.
http://www.turtletrack.org/CO_Indices/CO_Index_Story.htm

Tales of the Daoine Sidhe - Folktales of Ireland
Pronounced deenie shee, and meaning the good people, this site lives up to its name with numerous stories about the lovely lads and lassies in legend and lore from Ireland. Pour yourself a good cup of Irish tea, sit back and revel in the magic of the Emerald Isle.
Note: The original site is no longer available but you may still access an amazing array of resources via the Wayback Machine link below.
https://web.archive.org/web/20060903110526/http://home.iprimus.com.au/sidhe/sidhe.html

 
These websites stretch the boundaries of traditional storytelling.

Center for Digital Storytelling
This California arts organization assists “young people and adults in using the tools of digital media to craft, record, and share the stories of individuals and communities, in ways that improve all our lives.” 
http://www.storycenter.org/

Informative list of fringe festivals in the USA and beyond.

United States Association of Fringe Festivals 
http://fringefestivals.us/festival/index.html

The World Fringe Alliance
http://www.worldfringealliance.com/

Tech Head Stories
A plethora of digital storytelling websites highlighting corporate storytelling, personal, educational and historic journals, along with teaching tools for digital storytelling. There is also a good collection of traditional story resources as well.
Note: The original site is no longer available but you may still access an array of resources via the Wayback Machine link below.
https://web.archive.org/web/20060203211259/http://tech-head.com/dstory.htm 

 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

2002 – 2004

Stor e Telling Columns -
All 16 blog bogs, with a brief synopsis for reach one in an easy to access post at the link below.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/stor-e-telling-resources-2002-2004.html


2005

January February Fables from Aesop and Robert Lewis Stevenson, spooky stories in time for Halloween, resources sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities, myths and legends from the British Isles and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/following-breadcrumbs-xvi-stor-e.html

March April
 -  Sites on Buddhist Studies, Cambodian folktales, lesson plans, public domain music from a variety of cultures, myths, legends and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/10/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html

May June - There are resources for song lyrics, lessons plans connected to our historical parks in the USA, Hodja, Birbel and Jakata stories, over 544 dragon tales and more.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/11/following-breadcrumbs-xviii-stor-e.html 

July August - Ballad and folk songs resources from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America. Also, resources on Hans Christian Anderson, sea songs and shanties, and a list of contact information for state and regional art councils and agencies.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/11/following-breadcrumbs-xix-stor-e.html

September October - Links to Victorian Ghost Stories, folklore and legends from around the world, children’s activities to complement your storytelling programs, and Hodja tales. For the classroom, Beyond the Fire offers real-life stories of 15 teenagers, now living in the U.S., who have survived war in seven war zones, along with lesson plans and timelines.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/11/following-breadcrumbs-xx-stor-e-telling.html

November December - Christmas stories and other Yuletide offerings, stories to celebrate Kwanzaa, Hasidic tales and more.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/12/following-breadcrumbs-xxi-stor-e.html

2006
January February
Interesting links for Black History Month, tales from Celtic lore, stories of magical mermaids, sites to sweeten your Valentine's Day, contact information for libraries in the USA, and Europe (summer reading programs are just around the corner!) and more. 
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2015/01/following-breadcrumbs-stor-e-telling.html


2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012

All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below
.
http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2013/12/stor-e-telling-columns-2007-to-2012.html 


2013

From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources
 – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013.
http://www.karenchace.blogspot.com/2014/06/from-1001-nights-to-2001-story.html

  

Karen Chace 2015 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.