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Tell Me A Story #1 (stories on CD)

Tell Me A Story #1 (stories on CD)
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First in a series (also see Tell Me A Story 2: Animal Magic), a Parents' Choice Silver and NAPPA Gold winner featuring eight mightily talented performers reading multicultural tales, each story accompanied by original music ranging from jazz to reggae to classical...


1 Overture By Laura Hall
2 A Sense of Theft Read By Lori Ada Jaroslow
3 Anansi & Turtle's Feast Read By Rick Hall
4 The Selkie Bride Read By Lauren Tom
5 Two Frogs From Japan Read By Jack Mcgee
6 The Clever Girl Read By Charlayne Woodard
7 Searching For Fear Read By Poppy Champlin
8 Rabbit On the Moon Read By William Thomas Jr.
9 The Boatman's Howling Daughter Read By Kathleen Wilhoite


From Diane Donovan, Editor & Senior Review of Bookwatch, Midwest Review: "...read by eight talented actors and covering tales from Africa to Scotland...over 70 minutes of vivid description pack a fine gathering which will be a ‘must' for folktale collections for any age group.

From John Wood's Kidzmusic.com:

"Twice-told-tales never told better- the talent is first-rate from top to bottom. The stories literally jump off the CD and into the listener's imagination - I love the choices on all levels! This is the real deal."

From a Librarian at The American International School in Vienna:

"...Tell Me a Story is an enjoyable extension to the newspaper column that kids, parents and educators have enjoyed for years." Tracy Games McCafferty, Vienna, Austria

From Christine Gerber Rutt, Librarian, Switzerland:

"...the talent is first-rate from top to bottom. The stories literally jump off the CD and into the listener's imagination...Take it with you on vacation, give it as a gift or use it in the classroom, this one is for keeps. Highly Recommended

"...Bring this delightful CD along for a ride, or plan a once upon a time evening at home..." Bobbie Combs and Laurina Cashin, We Love Children's Books, Parents' Express Magazine.

from Amy Davis's The Lovely Mrs. Davis Tells You What To Think, November 19, 2006 and CoolMompicks.com:

"...When I got Tell Me A Story...earlier this month, it was a kind of breath of fresh air. As the title suggests, it's a storytelling album. But it's better than some anonymous, mellow, relaxation-tape kind of voice reading Peter Rabbit, which is what comes to mind (for me) when I think of a storytelling album...these are definitely not "bore your kids to sleep" stories...

From School Library Journal, October '06:

"...A wonderful listening experience."

Created by:
Amy Friedman (writer and co-producer) writes the internationally syndicated column, Tell Me A Story for Universal Press Syndicate. See the feature with Jillian Gilliland's exquisite illustrations (also featured on the CD) at www.uexpress.com/tellmeastory.

Laura Hall (composer and sound engineer) is best known as the piano player on the hit television show Whose Line is it Anyway? Laura has written music for many original shows, including Patty, Patty, Bang, Bang! which won an LA Weekly Award for Best New Musical as well as two albums of music for young children and the music for The Wheels on the Bus Video series, starring Roger Daltrey. You can learn more about Laura at www.laurahall.com.

Lori Ada Jaroslow (director, co-producer and performer on A Sense of Theft) has performed on and Off-Broadway and internationally in such shows as Fiddler on the Roof and Grease. Lori founded and produces Melt in Your Mouth, a narrative reading series for writers at the Secret Rose Theater in North Hollywood.

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