OBJECTIVE: TO INSPIRE YOU TO INCLUDE MORE STORYTELLING IN YOUR HOME
She would begin with a glow in her eyes
and tell me their story.
All of their tales she knew, by the
hundreds and hundreds she knew them.
Tales of the beings divine . . .
Mark! what I as a child picked up,
the old man still plays with.
Pictures of heroes in sound that lasts,
when spoken, forever,
Images fair of the world and marvellous
All of them living in me as they fell
from the lips of my mother.
--Denton T. Snyder
Shakespeare in Shackles
Kate Douglas Wiggin
"I would rather be a teller of stories to children than be the Queen's favorite or serve in the King's court."
"Let me beg of you, mothers, do not think you cannot tell stories. Try; try; keep on trying; and ease in telling is bound to come."