Native American stories including "Skunny
Wundy and the Stone Giant," (Iroquois); "How Possum Got His Tail,"
(Creek); "Coyote Dances with the Stars," (Cherokee) Click
on Native American Stories for a complete list.
Stories of Light - Religious and fun stories for the holiday
include: "Do You See the Lights?," "The Legend of the Poinsettia,"
and "Red Shoes for a Real Princess"
- an original tale. Click on
for a complete listing.
- fun and/or scary stories include: "Mr. Fox,"
"Mary Culhane and the Dead Man," "The Humpback Gorrible,"
"The Hobyhas," and Taleypo's trademark story
Click on Halloween List
for a complete
Letting in the Wolf - scary
folktales from around the world. Pictures from the Belleville Library, July,
Fair Views from
- Click on title for personal memories from growing up
in a small town in Illinois - includes Taleypo signature story "Makin'
Music" and "The
Great Crabapple War of '56."
Ride - stories from around the
world geared for young audiences K- 6th grades include African, Asian and
European classics with many trickster tales from the four corners of the
Tales - both original adaptations
such as "Demon Goat" and "Rumpelstiltskin." and literary works include "Sleeping
Ugly," by Jane Yolen and "The True Story of the Three Little
Pigs" by Jon Scieszka. Click on
Fractured Fairy Tales Study Guide,
Fractured Fairy Tales
and the more comprehensive -
Through the Stars
Stories about the sun, moon, stars...and beyond
- Pioneer stories, Jack Tales, Tall Tales, Br'er Rabbit and more stories that grew
up in the United States. This program can also include true stories about
A Potpourri of
- Fun, short, participatory stories for the young
listeners - The Wishing Star, Chit-Chat,
Tiki-Piki/ Boom-Boom, The Gunniwolf.
Programs include Nursery Rhymes and Samantha, the gorilla puppet.
Earth Day Stories:
Stories on being a Good Earth Citizen:
How the Animals Were Formed,
The Starfish Story and other nature stories.
The Sights; The Sounds; The Story of the 1904 World's Fair
Click on title for the
45-minute program that walks the listener through a virtual tour of the St.
Louis World's fair
that leads in to the story "When
Memories Come Fourth."
Get a Clue:
Stories that answer "Who, What, Where, When, Why
and How". Listeners become detectives as they try to guess the end of "Br'er
Possum and Br'er Snake" or "Who's in Rabbit's House?" or how
something happened in "The Donkey in the Well." Program includes
Samantha telling Knock-Knock jokes.
Stories From the Seven Seas:
Pirate stories, mermaid tales and jokes. Puppet show,
Treasure on Book Island, also available.
Snug as a Bug Through Story and Song
- Bug stories including "The Little
Red Ant and the Big Crumb", a Mexican Fable, by Shirley Climo and "La
Cucaracha Martina" - Hispanic folktale from many countries. Bug songs: The
Ants Go Marching, Oh I wish I Were a Little...., and others.
Samantha, the gorilla puppet, is also on hand to tell jokes to truly bug you!
For a complete listing
of stories click on
"The Story Stone"