Caroline Feller Bauer's New Handbook for Storytellers

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Instructs, inspires, and entertains like no other resource of its kind. Bauer's workshops have shown librarians, teachers, and other storytellers how to effectively introduce sights, sounds, tastes, and creative activities into each story program. The New Handbook details countless innovative ideas using film, music, crafts, puppetry, magic, and more to illuminate audiences of all ages.

Bauer offers valuable information on storytelling festivals in the United States, updated booklists of stories for any and every occasion, sample programs to direct the novice storyteller, and extensive indexes.

Part One - Getting Started
1. Welcome to Storytelling
2. The Storyteller
3. Promotion
4. Introducing and Closing the Program
5. Preparing and Telling the Story
6. Reading Aloud
Part Two - Sources for Storytelling
7. Narrative Sources
8. Poetry
9. Non-narrative Sources for Storytelling
Part Three - Multimedia Storytelling
10. Pictures and Objects in Storytelling
11. Board Stories
12. Slides
13. The Overhead Projector
14. Video and Film
15. Television and Radio
16. Puppetry
17. Magic
18. Music
Part Four - Programs
19. Preschool and Primary Programs
20. Programs for the Intermediate Grades
21. The Young Adult Program
22. Programs for Parents and Other Adults
23. Booktalks
24. Activity and Theme Programs
25. Book Parties
26. Creative Dramatics Plus
General Index
Title Index

Caroline Feller Bauer

Caroline Feller Bauer (1935–2013) was a public librarian, professor of children's literature, radio personality, international speaker and performer, author of nineteen children's books and professional books about children's literature for adults, and a tireless cheerleader for literacy and storytelling.