ISBN-10:
1591587271
ISBN-13:
9781591587279
Pub. Date:
07/26/2010
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Eastern States

The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Eastern States

by Dan KedingDan Keding

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Overview

This diverse collection of American folktales and true stories showcases the history and lore of the eastern states.

Recounting folk legends like those about Johnny Appleseed and Br'er Rabbit or the events at Valley Forge and the Chicago Fire animates American history. Listening to or reading these tales allows students to experience a vibrant side of history that is rarely represented and communicated: the hopes, fears, joys, and trials of the people who came before us.

The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Eastern States contains lore from all the states east of the Mississippi, covering early pioneers and settlers, Native Americans, and later immigrants. Each chapter focuses on an individual state and includes approximately six folktales, legends, or true stories from that state. Appropriate for students in third through eighth grade, this guide is specifically suited for children in grades four through six who are commonly studying the states, serving as a valuable storytime resource and springboard to learning for these age groups.


  • Features folklore presented by six nationally known storytellers
  • Each chapter/state includes a sub-bibliography that lists sources by title; there is also a general bibliography in the back of the book
  • Each chapter/state has its own glossary of terms

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591587279
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/26/2010
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 1,259,661
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 8 - 13 Years

About the Author

Dan Keding is an award-winning storyteller, author, and musician who serves as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

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