Monday, July 29, 2013

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Stor E Telling November December 2007

Hare and Tortoise
Arthur Rackham, 1912
I have penned the Stor  Telling column since January of 2002 and the articles from 2002-2006 are the publications page of my website found here I will be adding the columns from 2007 to 2012 to that page as well, but I am in the process of checking what link URL's have changed or are now defunct. It is a time consuming process so I am taking the “slow and steady” approach via Aesop and will post the individual columns on my blog for now.

I will not be adding current columns until the following year, so if you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the
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A potpourri of folklore websites from around the world to round out the old and ring in the new!

Basque Folktales
Six legends translated from "Euskal Herriko Leiendak".

One hump or two? No matter, this site is devoted to camels. Among its cyber pages are some terrific tales about, what else? Camels!

Czechoslovak Fairy Tales
From the Baldwin Project seventeen stories from Czechoslovakia.

Felids and Friends
A non-profit organization based in Florida that offers information, articles, quotes and stories and folktales about our fine furry and feathered friends. The following two links will lead you to animal tales. African folktales and Native American legend

Greek Spider
Sixteen stories from the ancient land of Gods and Goddesses.                                                                    

Sixty Folktales from Slavonic Sources
From Scared Texts a delightful mix of tales from Bohemia, Moravia, Serbia, Hungary and more.

January 26 is Australia Day for our mates down under and we can virtually celebrate along with them with just a few clicks of the keys!

Australia Day
This site offers a history of the holiday, a timeline, details about national symbols, activities for children,  material for teachers and more.

Australian Storytelling
I shared this site in 2002 but it’s worth taking it out for a spin again. Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda…yes, you even hear music at this fun site from our friends down under. Stories, articles, interviews, guild events, festivals and more. Sure, you can turn of the music if you want to but why? Settle back and smile!

Indigenous Australia
Hop on board for a wonderful cyber visit to this special land. From the comfort of your easy chair you can explore Indigenous Australia, learn about the cultures and histories, or take a virtual tour of the Australian Museum. The site also offers audio and video clips of stories through storytelling, cultures and histories, teacher resources and more. The prior link from 2007 is now defunct but these two links should offer you the resources you seek: and

According to the Chinese Zodiac 2008 is the Year of the Rat. Here are some sites to help you celebrate in style.

Chinese Fable Stories

The Frog Who Became and Emperor

Things Asian – Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

November is Native American Heritage Month so I offer you some sites to further your knowledge of their traditions, cultural and stories.

Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest
From the “Beginning of Newness” to “The Spirit Land” you will be entranced by the stories found within these cyber pages offered by Project Gutenburg.

Myths and Legends of the Sioux
From the University of Virginia library and author Marie McLaughlin, thirty-eight stories of the Sioux.

Indian Country Wisconsin
A project of the Milwaukee Public Museum designed to assist teachers in the culture, history, sovereignty, and treaty rights of Wisconsin Indian Tribes. The Oral Tradition link at offers a drop down menu at the bottom of the page, which leads you to a seven sections of stories divided by tribes.



January February 2007

Karen Chace 2013 ©
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