Unanana and the Elephant (A Zulu Folktale from South Africa, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This Zulu folktale tells about a woman who must use all of her skills to find and defeat an elephant to has swallowed her children. Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at … Continue reading

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The Wolf and the Seven Kids (A Folktale from Germany, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

In this folktale from Germany, a mother Goat returns home to find her children missing and wolf paw prints in the hall. This story is retold by Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss. You can learn more about Kevin at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

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The Monkey’s Heart (A Folktale from Tanzania, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

In this folktale from Tanzania, a girl Monkey accepts an invitation from a Shark to explore the sea, not realizing what his real motive is. This story is retold by Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss. You can learn more about Kevin at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

Workshop: Creating Effective Animal Characters

This workshop, by Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss, helps storytellers, teachers, naturalists, and parents create more interesting and effective animal characters in their tales by using voice, body language, facial, expressions, and “animal headology” to help you think, sound, and act … Continue reading

Dog and Cat 2 (African American Folktale)

Dog and Cat used to be the best of friends, until they agree to pool their money for a very special purchase. Find out what happens next in this tandem telling of an African American Folktale. … Continue reading