Storytelling for Life
A concise introduction to storytelling told with my experiences of telling stories in education over two decades. It includes a chapter on 'Ages and Stages' which sets out the use of stories in the class years of the Steiner School curriculum, giving the philosophy behind the choice of stories. How to tell a story, why it is better than reading it, personal stories, healing stories and the response of children can be found in this easily read book.
The Easter Hare
A retelling of a traditional story about the origins of Easter. Why do we associate Easter with both hares,or rabbits, and giving eggs? This mysterious ancient story involves five totem animals of Britain: the stag, hawk, salmon, raven and hare, who are challenged to a race around the world by the goddess Eoestra. Suitable for primary school ages, it can also be acted out. Rhymes are given for each animal and ideas for simple masks, which could be used to create an Easter play.
The Birthday Cake
A modern story about how a woman prepares and carries a birthday cake through a war zone somewhere in Syria and delivers it safely to her nephew the other side of the stricken town. It is also a timeless story of the human spirit transforming hearts in wartime. Suitable for 9 year olds up to adults. Ribbon added by hand to the ring binding for decorative effect.