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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : Storytelling
Animal Tales: Raccoon, Bear, and Coyote

Animal Tales: Raccoon, Bear, and Coyote

Spring 2009 Storytelling
Ages: 4 - 10 yrs.
CD Price: $14.95
Beginning with "Lotor on His Own" (the story of a young raccoon barely old enough to leave its home), suspense builds as this fledgling creature struggles to become an adult. "Osa's Moving Day" describes a bear's den-building adventure. The final story chronicles Hazard (a coyote) as he deals with both his own fierce hunger and his loyalty to the other hungry members in his pack.

Loaded with plush details about the habitat, feeding customs, and survival behaviors of the bear, coyote, and raccoon, these stories have solid appeal. These three exciting presentations are learning and listening treasures.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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