Telling Stories Wrong

Telling Stories Wrong
Title Telling Stories Wrong PDF eBook
Author Gianni Rodari
Publisher Abrams
Pages 19
Release 2023-02-07
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1592703968

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A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2022 ★ Everyone knows how "Little Red Riding Hood" goes. But Grandpa keeps getting the story all wrong, with hilarious results! "Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Little Yellow Riding Hood—" "Not yellow! It's Red Riding Hood!" So begins the story of a grandpa playfully recounting the well-known fairytale—or his version, at least—to his granddaughter. Try as she might to get him back on track, Grandpa keeps on adding things to the mix, both outlandish and mundane! The end result is an unpredictable tale that comes alive as it's being told, born out of imaginative play and familial affection. This spirited picture book will surprise and delight from start to finish, while reminding readers that storytelling is not only a creative act of improvisation and interaction, but also a powerful pathway for connection and love. Telling Stories Wrong was written by Gianni Rodari, widely regarded as the father of modern Italian children's literature. It exemplifies his great respect for the intelligence of children and the kind of work he did as an educator, developing numerous games and exercises for children to engage and think beyond the status quo, imagining what happens after the end of a familiar story, or what possibilities open up when a new ingredient is introduced. This book is illustrated with great affection by the illustrious artist Beatrice Alemagna (Child of Glass), who counts Gianni Rodari as one of her "spiritual fathers."




The Storyteller's Granddaughter

The Storyteller's Granddaughter
Title The Storyteller's Granddaughter PDF eBook
Author Margaret Redfern
Publisher Honno Press
Pages 0
Release 2015-10
Genre Grandfathers
ISBN 9781909983014

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Sophia is disguised as a young male - a necessary lie if she's to survive the journey ahead of her. When her herbalist grandmother dies, Sophia takes to the Spice Road in search of her legendary storyteller grandfather - and the attractive trader she believes might help her find him. Between them lies a way fraught with danger, not the least of which is a band of slavers out for her blood. It takes all her skill to evade capture and still she remains one step behind her quarry. But the tales of heroes and villains draw her in, bringing her closer to a new home and hope.




The Storyteller

The Storyteller
Title The Storyteller PDF eBook
Author Jodi Picoult
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 480
Release 2013-02-26
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1439149704

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An astonishing novel about redemption and forgiveness from the “amazingly talented writer” (HuffPost) and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult. Some stories live forever... Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t. Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shame­ful secret and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. In this searingly honest novel, Jodi Picoult gracefully explores the lengths to which we will go in order to keep the past from dictating the future.




The Shepherd's Granddaughter

The Shepherd's Granddaughter
Title The Shepherd's Granddaughter PDF eBook
Author Anne Laurel Carter
Publisher Groundwood Books Ltd
Pages 226
Release 2008
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0888999038

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Amani, a young Palestinian girl, looks to the meadows of the Firdoos to get her sheep the food they need, but when Israeli settlers impede her ability to get to the pasture, she must try to find a peaceful solution to the problem.




The Storyteller's Secret

The Storyteller's Secret
Title The Storyteller's Secret PDF eBook
Author Carmine Gallo
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Pages 289
Release 2016-02-23
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1466882697

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How did a Venice Beach T-shirt vendor become television's most successful producer? How did an entrepreneur who started in a garage create the most iconic product launches in business history? How did a timid pastor's son overcome a paralyzing fear of public speaking to captivate sold-out crowds at Yankee Stadium, twice? How did a human rights attorney earn TED's longest standing ovation, and how did a Facebook executive launch a movement to encourage millions of women to "lean in"? They told brilliant stories. In The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't, keynote speaker, bestselling author, and communication expert Carmine Gallo reveals the keys to telling powerful stories that inspire, motivate, educate, build brands, launch movements, and change lives. The New York Times has called a well-told story "a strategic tool with irresistible power" - the proof lies in the success stories of 50 icons, leaders, and legends featured in The Storyteller's Secret: entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Sara Blakely, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, and Sheryl Sandberg; spellbinding speakers like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Bryan Stevenson, and Malala Yousafzai; and business leaders behind famous brands such as Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, Wynn Resorts, Whole Foods, and Pixar. Whether your goal is to educate, fundraise, inspire teams, build an award-winning culture, or to deliver memorable presentations, a story is your most valuable asset and your competitive advantage. In The Storyteller's Secret, Gallo explains why the brain is hardwired to love stories - especially rags-to-riches stories - and how the latest science can help you craft a persuasive narrative that wins hearts and minds. "The art of storytelling can be used to drive change," says billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson. And since the next decade will see the most change our civilization has ever known, your story will radically transform your business, your life, and the lives of those you touch. Ideas that catch on are wrapped in story. Your story can change the world. Isn't it time you shared yours?




The Storyteller's Daughter

The Storyteller's Daughter
Title The Storyteller's Daughter PDF eBook
Author Sharon Dawn Selby
Publisher FriesenPress
Pages 248
Release 2015-02-10
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 1460259017

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On her seventeenth birthday, Skye MacNamara loses both her parents after their car plunges into a river. With unseemly haste, her parents are declared dead (despite the absence of bodies) and every trace that they existed is erased. Suspicious, Skye begins asking questions and soon the carefully constructed lies that held her life together fall apart. Nothing and no one is what it seems as Skye finds herself thrust into a mythical world where stories shape reality; where memories are so tangible she physically steps into them. At the heart of The Storyteller's Daughter lies the legend of the seannachie (pronounced "shawn-aw-key"), the traditional storyteller and myth-keeper of the Scottish clans. Combining realism and fantasy, readers are drawn into a world at once familiar and unsettling. Gods and mythical creatures walk in this world, brought here by Skye's mother, a seannachie who has become spellbound by a story that lets her forget a harsh reality. Skye and her two best friends set out on a quest to rescue her-even if she no longer wants to be saved....




Women Ethnographers and Native Women Storytellers

Women Ethnographers and Native Women Storytellers
Title Women Ethnographers and Native Women Storytellers PDF eBook
Author Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez
Publisher Lexington Books
Pages 217
Release 2015-11-19
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1498510051

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This book focuses on the collaborative work between Native women storytellers and their female ethnographers and/or editors, but the book is also about what it is that is constitutive of scientific rigor, factual accuracy, cultural authenticity, and storytelling signification and meaning. Regardless of discipline, academic ethnographers who conducted their field work research during the twentieth century were trained in the accepted scientific methods and theories of the time that prescribed observation, objectivity, and evaluative distance. In contradistinction to such prescribed methods, regarding the ethnographic work conducted among Native Americans, it turns out that the intersubjectively relational work of women (both ethnographers and the Indigenous storytellers with whom they worked) has produced far more reliably factual, historically accurate, and tribally specific Indigenous autobiographies than the more “scientifically objective” approaches of most of the male ethnographers. This volume provides a close lens to the work of a number of women ethnographers and Native American women storytellers to elucidate the effectiveness of their relational methods. Through a combined rhetorical and literary analysis of these ethnographies, we are able to differentiate the products of the women’s working relationships. By shifting our focus away from the surface level textual reading that largely approaches the texts as factually informative documents, literary analysis provides access into the deeper levels of the storytelling that lies beneath the surface of the edited texts. Non-Native scholars and editors such as Franc Johnson Newcomb, Ruth Underhill, Nancy Lurie, Julie Cruikshank, and Noël Bennett and Native storytellers and writers such as Grandma Klah, María Chona, Mountain Wolf Woman, Mrs. Angela Sidney, Mrs. Kitty Smith, Mrs. Annie Ned, and Tiana Bighorse help us to understand that there are ways by which voices and worlds are more and less disclosed for posterity. The results vary based upon the range of factors surrounding their production, but consistent across each case is the fact that informational accuracy is contingent upon the the degree of mutual respect and collaboration in the women’s working relationships. And it is in their pioneering intersubjective methodologies that the work of these women deserves far greater attention and approbation.