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Folkmanis® Dragon in Turret Puppet

Folkmanis® Dragon in Turret Puppet

Spring 2015 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $27.99

This pop-up puppet is bedazzling with its shiny purple skin and metallic body parts that are all housed inside a rock-walled turret. The arms can move not only when the baby dragon is fully extended above the turret, but they can also protrude through the window-like openings in the turret's walls when the dragon is hidden inside. As turrets are often associated with medieval times, young players can exercise their imaginations and use this puppet's versatility to conjure up hours of creative stories and playtime adventures.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2015 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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