Journey With Story

JWS

Journey With Story

As a former elementary teacher, a narrator of books for the blind, a storyteller at a low-income school, the published author of nine picture books, a frequent presenter at schools and conferences on “Linking Literature to Life”, and as the host of my own storytelling podcast, Journey with Story, I enjoy sharing my passion for stories with people of all ages and all walks of life.  And after a lifetime of being steeped in stories that stir my soul and make my heart sing, I believe that…

 
Picture girl reading

Good stories can give us space in our lives to pause and ponder some bolt of beauty, some truth, or some new way of looking at life.  It is what I call, the Story Souvenir

Souvenir is a French word, meaning to remember. So, it is some nugget of truth or some glimmer of truth about what it means to be human that will linger with us long after the last word is uttered – it is what our heart will remember most.

Each month we will pick one story for you to pause and ponder with your little listener – some discussion questions and some background about the country where the story takes place – or, instead of focusing on the country, we will focus on the story’s theme.

Blog posts

The Little Old Woman and the North Wind

The Little Old Woman and The North Wind

After the North Wind repeatedly blows away this little old woman’s bowl of flour that she wants to use to bake bread, the woman decides ...
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Domingo’s Cat

Domingo’s Cat

A Brazilian version of Puss in Boots. When a poor man is forced to sell all that he owns in order to feed himself, he ...
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The Bears Bad Bargain

The Bear’s Bad Bargain

An Indian folktale about a woodcutter and his wife who make bargain with a bear who agrees to bring them a huge load of wood ...
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THE STONE CUTTER

The Stonecutter

A Japanese folktale about a poor stone cutter who works hard day after day cutting slabs of stone from the side of a mountain until ...
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The Pot of Gold

The Pot of Gold an Irish Folktale

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this fun folktale about a man who comes upon a leprechaun in a cabbage field, and immediately demands the leprechaun ...
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The-Three-Brothers

The Three Brothers Folktale from Malaysia

When the three brothers use their talent for telling tall tales to try and trick a wealthy prince into giving them all of his fine ...
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