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This is a place where storytellers can share their favorite tellable versions of public domain stories. You may include notes, sources, telling tips, and interesting anecdotes about the story. Happy Tales to You!
Latest Activity: Sep 4, 2015
There was once a very nice and beautiful Ladybird who felt very sad though for being poor and living alone. She had not yet met the charming husband of her dreams.But one day, when sweeping the…Continue
Started by Dulce Rodrigues Jul 19, 2014.
So... Here I am with a great idea in one hand and a horse haired brush in the other. I have always been interested in keeping skills of yesteryear alive. I have just joined a black smith club, I…Continue
Started by Glen Foolery. Last reply by Glen Foolery Jul 16, 2012.
The Boy Who Wanted A Drum – A Hindi Tale from IndiaRetold by Dianne de Las CasasIn the land of India, there lived a poor woman and her son. Her son was hardworking, polite, and never complained about…Continue
Started by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder. Last reply by Tarun Durga Jun 24, 2010.
Hello Everyone! Dr. Seuss's birthday is coming up in March and I would like to do a special storytime for that event. Of course, I want to have a lot of audience participation. Which one of his…Continue
Started by Joanne C. Burns. Last reply by Joanne C. Burns Feb 23, 2010.
Hello Folks!I am looking for a good Groundhog's day story to tell my preschooler's at storytime at the library. I have found some, but they are sort of boring. I'd like to find one with more humor…Continue
Started by Joanne C. Burns. Last reply by Joanne C. Burns Feb 3, 2010.
Does anyone have and good tellable rainbow stories they would be wiling to share? Stories about rainbows in general or about a specific color of the rainbow would be great!
Started by Katie Knutson. Last reply by Melanie Plag "Babboes" Sep 3, 2009.
This is one of my favorite Butanese folktales. In my opinion, it should become their national folktale!+++++++++++++++++++++++++Meme Haylay Haylay and His TurquoiseA Traditional Folktale from Bhutan…Continue
Started by Steve Evans. Last reply by Dorothy Milnes Simm (Seligor) Jun 15, 2009.
This authentic Persian story was published in Persian Tales, written down for the first time in the original Kermani and Bakhtiari and translated by D.L.R. Lorimer and E.O. Lorimer, with…Continue
Started by Jackie Baldwin. Last reply by Mike Lockett Nov 15, 2008.
Hello folks,This is a story of mine, though you will all recognise it as a twist on that old favourite, Little Red Riding Hood. I've told it to adults rather than kids, and it's part of my (still…Continue
Started by Fiona Weir (Flow Fiction). Last reply by Katrina Fahey Oct 23, 2008.
Help!I need to tell a farewell story/ anecdote, but in a lighter vein. I have searched and searched but find none appealing. My audience are all ladies, the occasion is saying farewell to some of…Continue
Started by sowmya srinivasan. Last reply by sowmya srinivasan Oct 3, 2008.
This is an elaboration of a traditional story about Rebbe Elimelech of Lizensk (18th century). I found the original in Martin Buber's collection 'Tales of the Hasidic Masters'. I'm sending it tonight…Continue
Started by Marc Young Sep 16, 2008.
Today, Leslie Slape left this story in my discussion "Ghost Stories" and a wash of memory flooded over me of all the times I have heard this story and others like it. Now I love a good scary story,…Continue
Started by Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller Aug 29, 2008.
I came across this variation of the old Urban Legend of the “Vanishing Hitchhiker” in a book about Yellowstone Ghosts. The canyon next to home here has a story almost like it. I thought that this one…Continue
Started by Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller. Last reply by Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller Aug 20, 2008.
I first created and adapted these tales for a performance program to provide parents and camp councilors a break from traditional Ghost tales. The teens wanted Scared to death Tales but their younger…Continue
Started by Vernon L. Cox. Last reply by Vernon L. Cox Jul 24, 2008.
Sometimes a folk tale can inspire you to go off on your own track.The story of Lucky is such a tale inspired by No News and by one of it's most famous tellers Marshall Dodge. I hope where ever he is…Continue
Started by Vernon L. Cox. Last reply by Vernon L. Cox Jun 19, 2008.
WHY CANARIES ARE YELLOWOne hot and muggy summer day, Taylor, Theodore, and the wizards sat in Mimi's garden. Jamal began to speak. "It has been so hot for such a long time. I wish the sun would stop…Continue
Started by AJ Rodriguez May 9, 2008.
Shen and the Magic BrushA Tale from ChinaAdapted and Retold by Dianne de Las CasasThere was once a boy named Shen. But he was no ordinary boy for Shen was blessed with extraordinary talent. When he…Continue
Started by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder. Last reply by Csenge Zalka Apr 10, 2008.