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Sounds and Smells (Performed by Storyteller Beverly Cottman)

A baker gets angry when he sees a woman smelling the great smells from his bakery, so he takes her to court in this Afro-Centric retelling of a folktale from Arabia, Japan, Peru, Eastern Europe and many other regions. Minnesota Storyteller Auntie Beverly (Beverly Cottman) performs the tale.

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The Giant Caterpillar (A Folktale from the Ivory Coast, retold by Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This video is a retelling of “The Giant Caterpillar” a folktale from the Ivory Coast of West Africa. This story is told by Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss. You can visit his website at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

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Sir Gwain and Lady Ragnell (A Folktale from England, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This retelling of an Arthurian Legend recounts how Sir Gwain faced a challenge from the Green Knight and learned the truth about “what women really want.” This story is retold by Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss. You can learn more about Kevin at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

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Aunt Misery (Tia Miseria, A Folktale from Puerto Rico, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss

This retelling of a folktale from Puerto Rico recounts the story of an old woman who tricks both the neighborhood children and Death himself. Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. Learn more about Kevin at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

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The Four Amazing Sisters (A Folktale From England, retold by Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This is a retelling of the English folktale “The Four Amazing Brothers” in a version where the main characters are all women. Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss retells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.naturestory.com

 

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Washing the Elephant (A Folktales from Myanmar/Burma, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This is a retelling of the Burmese folktale “Washing the Elephant” Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss retells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.naturestory.com

 

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Brave Martha and the Dragon (A Folktale from France, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This retelling of a French Folktale tells the story of Brave Martha and how she defeated a dragon in Medieval France. The story is retold by Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

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Three Strong Women (A Folktale from Japan, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This Japanese Tall Tale tells of a family in which all the women have amazing physical strength, and they teach a famous sumo wrestler how to be stronger than any of his opponents. Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.NatureStory.com