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The Old Woman’s Rice Balls (A Folktale from Japan, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This folktale from Japan tells about a old woman who loses her dinner of rice balls to a cave full of Oni (Japanese ogres). Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

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The Girl Who Faced Fear (A Story from Egypt, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This story from Egypt tells about a girl who has to face a Fear Monster to get mountain water for her sick brother. Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

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The Hedley Goblin (A Folktale from England, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This folktale from England tells about an old woman’s encounter with the Hedley Goblin, and the surprising results of her bravery. Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.NatureStory.com

 

The Hunted Hare (A Folktale from England, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This folktale from England tells how an old woman faced down a fearsome hunting party to save a small white hare (rabbit). Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.NatureStory.com   … Continue reading

Reaching the Stars (A Folktale from England, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

In this folktale from England, a girl goes on a journey to touch the stars in the sky. Along the way she meets several helpers. Professional Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.NatureStory.com … Continue reading

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Elsa and the Wizard (A Folktale from Sweden, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

In this folktale from Sweden, an Evil Wizard tries to capture a young woman, not knowing that this woman is much more than she appears. 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 Giant’s Daughter (A Folktale from Norway, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

In this folktale from Norway, a girl giant learns about humans and how to make her own way in the world. 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 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

 

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Manka and the Judge (A Folktale from Germany, retold by Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss)

This folktale from Germany tells about a young woman who uses her cleverness to solve riddles and problems for her family and friends. Professional Minnesota Storyteller Kevin Strauss tells this story. You can learn more about Kevin’s storytelling at http://www.NatureStory.com