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147 Traditional Stories

$ 60.00 USD

Here is the perfect collection for any teacher who needs a sourcebook of great traditional stories for children aged 5 to 11 to work from. This book is a handy one-stop shop of 147 stories to retell, with an index linking all the stories to topics, values, plot types, genre, age group and country of origin. The stories come with extensive sources and alternate print and web versions for teachers to use when working with the stories. All are written in the storyteller’s voice, for easy retelling by teachers and students. Stories come with tips for telling and may be photocopied within the school.


Chris Smith developed the Storytelling Schools’ learning model—whereby "children learn to be storytellers"—over ten years of working with schools. He chose this collection in response to teacher requests for appropriate stories, so that children can learn to retell stories as a powerful way to learn. This collection is the first companion book to The Storytelling School: Handbook for Teachers.


  • Written by Chris Smith
  • 400 pages
  • 9.3" x 11.5"
  • Read-aloud for age 5 to 11
  • Published  2015
  • Paperback

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