World Tales for Family Storytelling
World Tales for Family Storytelling
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World Tales for Family Storytelling

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World Tales for Family Storytelling: 53 Traditional Stories for Children Aged 4–6 Years

These wonderful world tales are all selected from the highly acclaimed 147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell, a storytelling resource used by teachers around the globe. In this collection intended for home use, the focus is on tales for children ages 4 to 6. The stories may be read, told, and retold, and then explored with the whole family. They offer a rich vein of world heritage, giving your family a doorway into the wonderful world of traditional tales.

Storyteller Chris Smith presents traditional oral stories from a variety of historical, cultural, and world sources, featuring:

  • Stories retold, based on traditional tales and related in the voice of a storyteller;
  • Tales that are short, simple, and easy to learn;
  • Stories that parents can read and tell and children can then tell themselves;
  • Stories for bedtime, family occasions, car journeys, and get-togethers;
  • Oral storytelling for home to build children’s confidence in their own voices.

The author includes story sources and storytelling resources.

“Most precious of all was the bedtime story…being taken to the brink of sleep by just the right story.” -Jamila Gavin, from the foreword

About the Author

Chris Smith, PhD, is an Oxford-based storyteller, musician, teacher, and founding director of Storytelling Schools, the fruit of ten years’ research and development experience. He has a passion for Arab folktales, myths, and legends, developed while living in Palestine. He takes storytelling into a variety of institutions including schools, universities, museums and prisons, working with adults and children alike.

Additional information

Weight 18 oz
Dimensions 7.5 × 0.75 × 9 in


Jamila Gavin




January 2022






Hawthorn Press


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