Christmas at Grandma's

Who doesn't remember the holiday sights and sounds and smells of Grandma's house? The living room aglow with a tree that touches the ceiling, the clatter of silverware and kitchen...

Buck Meets the Monster Stick

Remember the Monster Stick? The greatest-and most dangerous-fishing rod ever? What about Buck, who simply "ain't no ordinary dog"? Anyone who has seen the Lepp boys perform — or...

Favorite Scary Stories of American Children, Volume II

Everybody loves scary stories, and nobody loves them more than children. Storytellers Richard and Judy Dockrey Young gathered these stories from the most discerning of critics:...

The Animals Could Talk

Aesop was a storyteller and slave who lived 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece. Because of his humble position in society, Aesop could not speak his thoughts openly. So he told...

Big-Screen Drive-In Theater

The drive-in is dying. People can blame the demise on cable television, luxury theaters with sound systems so technical NASA engineers are needed to install them, or on a host of...

Tuck-Me-In Tales

Around the world each night, parents tell stories to children as they put them to bed. Margaret Read MacDonald—a folklorist, storyteller, and former children's librarian—uses...

Because I Said So

Mothers: everyone has one, and each has a story to tell. Every mother knows that the realities of good parenting call for heroic measures. As these tales from ancient traditions...

A Room of My Own

Sibling rivalry. Sometimes, a kid just isn't ready for some little squirt to come along and invade his space, his own room. So what if there's an extra bed in the room; isn't that...

World Tales of Wisdom and Wonder

World Tales of Wisdom and Wonder is a collection of folktales told in a weave of poetry, prose, original melody, and guitar. Drawn from cultures around the globe, these colorful...

Going to Grandma's

Old Man Hawkins was a larger-than-life character among deer hunters, or — more precisely — among tellers and hearers of tall tales. His self-proclaimed method of hunting deer...

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