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Some of my favorite stories are animal tales from around the world. I generally try to get one such story in each week; although I must admit that I just like the image Frank Riccio created.

To listen to any of the stories, just click on the appropriate segment.

Week of 3 December 2018 - Chanukah Tales...

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins
Author: Eric Kimmel
Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40769-1

Song: Song: Chanukah Medley
Artists: Vulgar Bulgars (live on Tell Us A Tale)

The Ugly Menorah
Author: Marissa Moss
Illustrator: Marissa Moss
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux; ISBN 0-374-38027-9

Music: Klezmer tune
Artists: Vulgar Bulgars (live on Tell Us A Tale)

The Magic Dreidels
Author: Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrator: Katya Krenina
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-41256-3

Tune: Chanukah tune
Artists: Vulgar Bulgars (live on Tell Us A Tale)

The Chanukkah Guest
Author: Eric A. Kimmel
Illustrator: Giora Carmi
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40788-8

Song: Ole Slewfoot (trad.)
Artists: Jan Smith and Tom Proutt

Moishe's Miracle: a Hanukkah story
Author: Laura Krauss Melmed
Illustrator: David Slonim
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard; ISBN 0-688-14682-1

Music: Klezmer tune
Artists: Vulgar Bulgars (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Latkes, Latkes Good to Eat
Author: Naomi Howland
Illustrator: Naomi Howland
Publisher: Clarion Books; ISBN 0-395-89903-6

Song: Chanukah Tune
Artists: Vulgar Bulgars (live on Tell Us A Tale)

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Days of the Blackbird, a tale of Northern Italy
Author: Tomie de Paola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: J. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aruenjez
Music: Raven
Artists: Reeltime Travelers
CD: Reeltime Travelers

The Gingerbread Man, a classic tale
Author: Jim Aylesworth (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara McClintock
Publisher: Scholastic Press; ISBN 0-590-97219-7

Song: I'm a Little Cookie
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Mail Myself to You

Jack and the Beanstalk
Author: John Howe (retold by)
Illustrator: John Howe
Publisher: Little Brown; ISBN 0-316-37579-9

Song: Hey Jack, What's in the Sack?
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls

Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water, a Mpongwe tale
Author: Verna Aardema (retold by)
Illustrator: Victoria Chess
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-70412-7

Song: The Monkey's Uncle (Walt Disney)
Artist: Annette Funicello

Rainbow Bird, an Aboriginal Folktale from Northern Australia
Author: Eric Maddern (retold by)
Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; ISBN 0-316-54314-4

Musical Bed: Stephen Kent, Landings
Music: Free Little Bird (Jan Smith Band live performance)

Shingebiss, an Ojibwe legend
Author: Nancy Van Laan (retold by)
Illustrator: Betsy Bowen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-316-89627-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The Toll-Bridge Troll
Author: Patricia Rae Wolff
Illustrator: Kimberly Bulcken Root
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-77665-6

Song: The Riddle Song
Artist: Burl Ives

Where the Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper Collins; ISBN 0-060-25492-0

Song/Album: Wild Thing
Artist: Sugar Beats

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