Stories to Tell to Children
Bryant, Sara Cone
. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company/Cambridge: The Riverside Press . Boston/Cambridge ,
PZ7.B841 St 1907 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A fine collection of well-told stories gathered by an experienced storyteller. Bryant starts with good tips on storytelling for children, including Take your story seriously, Take your time, and Never admit a blunder. On xxv-xxvii she adds a list of good stories for the first four grades; the lists for the first two grades include many fables. The Little Jackals and the Lion (15) is the well-story usually given to rabbit and lion in the Panchatantra tradition. FK (69) includes an unusual second king, an eel. Bryant mentions in a note to TMCM (19) that she offers her fables as examples of the vividness and amplitude that should be added to the compact texts in this genre. Both copies of the book are in very good condition. I am glad I came across it.