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Puppet Magic:
Kathryn I. Matthew Joy L. Lowe
Item Number: 978-1-55570-599-2
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $52.00
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146 pages
8.5 x 11
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-599-2
Published date: 2008-01-01

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Excite and engage your young patrons, introducing them to the joy and wonder of books, reading, and language. This guide helps you turn your favorite stories or poems into memorable puppet presentations and gives you annotations of nursery rhymes, poems, stories, folktales, fables, and songs that are terrific for puppet storytelling. Lowe and Matthew show you how to select and purchase puppets, develop performance techniques, store and preserve these unique tools, and integrate them with children's literature. You'll also appreciate the tips for creating your own puppets with easy-to-find materials. And once your puppets are ready, you'll find step-by-step guidance for incorporating them into your programs.

Additional resources include a guide to puppet retailers and materials distributors, a puppet-book index that matches puppets to specific book titles, and a bibliography of additional titles and tools for the novice puppeteer.