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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 34 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Moth: Occasional Magic - 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible by Catherine Burns (Editor)
    The Moth: Occasional Magic - 50 True Stories of Defying the Impossible - by Catherine Burns (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781781256671 | ISBN 10: 1781256675

    Before television and radio, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, and tell stories. Their bewitched listeners would sit and listen long into the night as moths flitted around overhead. Storytelling phenomenon The Moth rec ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Read Aloud by Francesco Dimitri
    To Read Aloud - by Francesco Dimitri

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786693266 | ISBN 10: 1786693267

    Reading a story to another person creates a bond between two people. It is often assumed that reading aloud is only for children, but the practice was once a common pleasure for adults too. The time has come to rediscover it. This simple yet powerful ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Introduction to Storytelling by The Society for Storytelling
    An Introduction to Storytelling - by The Society for Storytelling

    £15.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780750987554 | ISBN 10: 0750987553

    Where do stories come from, and how do we come to know them?   Daughters listen with wonder to their grandmothers’ tales. Journalists have their trusted sources. Writers of storybooks draw unconsciously from the works of their predecessors. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Moth - All These Wonders: 49 New True Stories by Catherine Burns (Editor)
    The Moth - All These Wonders: 49 New True Stories - by Catherine Burns (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781781256640 | ISBN 10: 1781256640

    From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories ever told on their stages.  All These Wonders features The Moth's customary variety of voices. Storytellers range fro ... more

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  • Cover image of book To Read Aloud by Francesco Dimitri
    To Read Aloud - by Francesco Dimitri

    £14.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786693259 | ISBN 10: 1786693259

    Reading a story to another person creates a bond between two people. It is often assumed that reading aloud is only for children, but the practice was once a common pleasure for adults too. The time has come to rediscover it. This simple yet powerful ... more

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  • Cover image of book Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman
    Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling - by Philip Pullman

    £25.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781910200964 | ISBN 10: 1910200964

    In over thirty essays, written over twenty years, one of the world’s great storytellers meditates on storytelling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), illustrated by Suki Boynton
    Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World - by Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), illustrated by Suki Boynton

    £12.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781558619296 | ISBN 10: 1558619291

    With tales from Japan, Norway, Scotland, and Sudan, Tatterhood brings readers twelve folk tales — and twelve women whose cunning, hard work, and physical strength are at the center of the story.  Three women teach a strong man how to wrestle, a gi ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little, Aloud with Love: Prose and poetry for reading aloud to someone you love by Angela Macmillan (Editor)
    A Little, Aloud with Love: Prose and poetry for reading aloud to someone you love - by Angela Macmillan (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784740078 | ISBN 10: 1784740071

    "O tell me the truth about love."(W.H. Auden) Many of the most popular works in the English language celebrate love in all its forms: that heady first flush, the agony of heartbreak, joyful reunions, the love of a parent for a child... And wha ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Mystery Feast: Thoughts on Storytelling by Ben Okri
    The Mystery Feast: Thoughts on Storytelling - by Ben Okri

    £3.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781905570768 | ISBN 10: 1905570767

    In every moment, we are part of the infinite stories that the universe is telling us and that we are telling the universe.   Packed with ideas and inspiration, The Mystery Feast offers numerous pathways into the magical world of storytelling ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange by Anon
    Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - by Anon

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141395043 | ISBN 10: 0141395044

    On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue by Anon
    The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue - by Anon

    £0.80   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141397863 | ISBN 10: 0141397861

    'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper' In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.  Introducing ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wailing Ghosts by Pu Songling
    Wailing Ghosts - by Pu Songling

    £0.80   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141398167 | ISBN 10: 0141398167

    '...revealing great shining fangs more than three inches long.'  Some of the most macabre and wonderful of all Chinese stories, including 'The Golden Goblet', 'Scorched Moth the Daoist' and 'The Black Beast'   Introducing Little Black ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Andersen
    The Tinderbox - by Hans Christian Andersen

    £0.80   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141398044 | ISBN 10: 0141398043

    'There sat the dog with eyes as big as mill wheels'   Though criticised for their anarchic immorality when first published, Hans Christian Andersen's tales made him an international star, taken to the hearts of children and adults for their be ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Moth: This Is a True Story by Various writers, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman
    The Moth: This Is a True Story - by Various writers, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846689901 | ISBN 10: 1846689902

    Pull up an easy chair and settle into the most spell-binding collection of real stories you will ever read. Before television and radio, before penny paperbacks and mass literacy, people would gather on porches, on the steps outside their homes, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales by David Greygoose
    Brunt Boggart: A Tapestry of Tales - by David Greygoose

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781908577443 | ISBN 10: 1908577444

    Brunt Boggart is a tapestry of folktales, myths and storytelling. The connecting thread follows Greychild, abandoned in the woods by his mother. Mistaken for a wolf, he is taken to Brunt Boggart, a village of primal energies where people live close t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Faery Tales by Carol Ann Duffy
    Faery Tales - by Carol Ann Duffy

    £20.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780571314270 | ISBN 10: 0571314279

    Once upon a time, there was a rich merchant who had three daughters. The girls were just as clever as they were bella and none more so than the youngest, whose name was Beauty.   Disappear to faraway lands of wicked witches, evil monsters and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome by Stephen Jones (Editor), illustrated by Alan Lee
    Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and Gruesome - by Stephen Jones (Editor), illustrated by Alan Lee

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782064725 | ISBN 10: 1782064729

    Two hundred years ago two brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, collected together a large selection of folk and fairy tales and published them as Kinder - und Hausmrchen (Childrens and Household Tales). So successful was the first collection of 88 stories ... more

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  • Cover image of book One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories by Sean Murphy
    One Bird, One Stone: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories - by Sean Murphy

    £13.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781571746979 | ISBN 10: 1571746978

    Drawn from the archives of major Zen centers in America and interviews with some of the most seminal figures of American Zen, including Philip Kapleau, Bernie Glassman, Gary Snyder, and Walter Nowick, One Bird, One Stone presents the notable encounte ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Lure of the Honey Bird: The Storytellers of Ethiopia by Elizabeth Laird
    The Lure of the Honey Bird: The Storytellers of Ethiopia - by Elizabeth Laird

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846972461 | ISBN 10: 1846972469

    In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city of Lalibela, hitched a ride on an oil tank ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grimm Tales: For Young and Old by Philip Pullman
    Grimm Tales: For Young and Old - by Philip Pullman

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141442228 | ISBN 10: 0141442220

    In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a 'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice.   From th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Storytelling for Life: Why Stories Matter and Ways of Telling Them by Josie Felce
    Storytelling for Life: Why Stories Matter and Ways of Telling Them - by Josie Felce

    £14.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780863159237 | ISBN 10: 0863159230

    This practical and inspirational book introduces readers to the value of storytelling throughout life, discussing the importance of traditional tales, and how they can transform our lives from childhood through to old age.   Children develop ... more

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  • Cover image of book Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud by Jonathan Taylor (Editor)
    Overheard: Stories to Read Aloud - by Jonathan Taylor (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781907773266 | ISBN 10: 1907773266

    From village storytellers to nineteenth-century serialisations, from pub anecdotes to dramatic monologues, storytelling is an enduring art form. This collection of short stories reconnects storytelling with its oral and performative roots. There are ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling by Laura Simms
    Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling - by Laura Simms

    £12.50   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781591811725 | ISBN 10: 1591811724

    Our Secret Territory is composed of revelations from the life of a world famous storyteller including extensive travel and projects spanning thirty years. It helps readers understand the power of storytelling as a profound and unique art form combini ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little, Aloud: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry for Reading Aloud to Someone You Care for by Edited by Angela Macmillan
    A Little, Aloud: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry for Reading Aloud to Someone You Care for - by Edited by Angela Macmillan

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780701185633 | ISBN 10: 0701185635

    We are on the cusp of a reading revolution. Increasingly, research is uncovering an intimate connection between reading and wellbeing. The seemingly simple act of being read to brings remarkable health and happiness benefits. It stimulates thought an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Metamorphoses by Ovid, translated by A. D. Melville. Edited - and with notes by E. J. Kenney
    Metamorphoses - by Ovid, translated by A. D. Melville. Edited - and with notes by E. J. Kenney

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199537372 | ISBN 10: 0199537372

    The theme of the Metamorphoses is change and transformation, as illustrated in Graeco-Roman myth and legend. On this ostensibly unifying thread Ovid strings together a vast and kaleidoscopic sequence of brilliant narratives, in which the often parado ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
    The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories - by Angela Carter

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099588115 | ISBN 10: 0099588110

    From familiar fairy tales and legends Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories. "Angela Carter has extended the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Storytelling with Children in Crisis by Molly Salans
    Storytelling with Children in Crisis - by Molly Salans

    £22.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781843107453 | ISBN 10: 1843107457

    Molly Salans has been a storyteller for many years, visiting children in deprived areas who have depression, ADHD and behavioural problems caused by poverty, absent fathers, depressed mothers, run-down schools and violence. Describing her therapy ses ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Story So Far: Play Therapy Narratives by Ann Cattanach (editor)
    The Story So Far: Play Therapy Narratives - by Ann Cattanach (editor)

    £22.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781843100638 | ISBN 10: 1843100630

    Children who experience difficult life events (for example, fostering, long-term illness or the traumatic death of a close adult) may need help in forming and expressing narrations of their experiences, which in turn aid the development of their iden ... more

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  • Cover image of book Storytelling with Children by Nancy Mellon
    Storytelling with Children - by Nancy Mellon

    £12.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781907359262 | ISBN 10: 1907359265

    Telling stories awakens wonder and creates special occasions with children, whether it is bedtime, around the fire or on rainy days. Encouraging you to spin golden tales, Nancy Mellon shows how you can become a confident storyteller and enrich your f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings by Nyogen Senzak
    Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings - by Nyogen Senzak

    £11.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780140288322 | ISBN 10: 0140288325

    Zen Buddhism conveys its profound truths through epigrams, parable and brief enigmatic and often amusing stories of the masters.   In addition to 101 Zen Stories, this volume contains 'The Gateless Gate', a collection of koans or puzzles and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Spider Woman
    Spider Woman's Web: Traditional Native American Tales About Women's Power - by Susan Hazen-Hammond

    £12.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780399525469 | ISBN 10: 0399525467

    In the Americas, the oral tradition has created one of the oldest surviving bodies of literature on earth. Native American storytelling, in particular, stands out for its distinctive honoring of womanly power and the female forces of the universe. & ... more

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  • Cover image of book Impro for Storytellers by Keith Johnstone
    Impro for Storytellers - by Keith Johnstone

    £14.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780571190997 | ISBN 10: 0571190995

    A new book by the author of Impro, the classic text on improvisation using techniques which specialise in releasing an individual's potential within the context of group work. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grimm
    Grimm's Fairy Tales - by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

    £1.99   paperback   (1993) - ISBN 13: 9781853261015 | ISBN 10: 1853261017

    The Brothers Grimm rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds.   This selection of their folk tales was ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy Who Would Be A Helicopter: The Uses of Storytelling in the Classroom by Vivian Gussin Paley
    The Boy Who Would Be A Helicopter: The Uses of Storytelling in the Classroom - by Vivian Gussin Paley

    £16.95   paperback   (1991) - ISBN 13: 9780674080317 | ISBN 10: 0674080319

    How does a teacher begin to appreciate and tap the rich creative resources of the fantasy world of children? What social functions do story playing and storytelling serve in the preschool classroom? And how can the child who is trapped in private fan ... more

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