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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Storytelling
She Set Out To Seek Her Fortune

She Set Out To Seek Her Fortune

1998 Storytelling
Ages: 6 - 12 yrs.
Producer: Word for Word
Tape Price: $10.00
With clarity, eloquent expression, and respect for young listeners, low-voiced Halpern spins “Tales of Adventurous Heroines” into storytelling gold. The opener, in a Middle East of long ago, tells of a woman who protects her band of peaceful pilgrims from desert mauraders. How? By having “A Conversation in Signs” with their leader, the only way the pair can communicate (sign language). Good defeats evil in an unexpected way. “The Princess on the Glass Hill”, a Norwegian tale follows. It’s about a youngest son of a farmer about magical horses and an “impossible” task. ”The Girl Who Wanted to Learn How to Shiver,” is an offbeat “scary” story, featuring a smart and fearless heroine. Halpern caps her virtuoso performance with “Purple Styrofoam,” about a child’s adventure in a city of mechanical dolls, the last improvised from children’s suggestions.
Lynne Heffley   ©1998 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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