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For centuries, humans have attempted to explain the Sun in terms of their own worldviews. The Sun can be a god, a demon, a mischievous spirit, an omnipotent creator or a ruthless taker of life. Whatever role it plays, most cultures have recognized the significance of the Sun as prime controller of all life on Earth.
Soup and Food
WHAT'S NEW ON SOUPSONG? Brought to you live from Paris and beyond, the new Soupsong Blog. It's got travels; it's got cultural notes; it's got stories of blundering around the place, not to mention authentic recipes
Tales of Faerie
In Western societies nature spirits have been known as fairies or elves. In Greek mythology they were the dryads, nerieds, and nymphs that inhabited nature. In some cases the fairies and elves were Pre-Christian Gods and Goddesses. The people had great respect for them and also the aspects of nature they represented. In Ireland it was seen as bad luck to disturb a fairy tree. This similar theme was also seen in Greek mythology in that trees were seen to be dryads, which were actual conscious beings. This showed an awareness of the life force that pervaded trees and all other living creatures upon the earth.
This site is dedicated to offering seasonal nature stories together with an extensive bibliography for any storyteller, teacher, or general reader who is seeking stories and legends about animals, plants, and the land itself.
Enhancing the Fairy Tale Experience
Fairy Tale Feasts by
Call Number: TX652.5 .Y65 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Caldecott-winning author Yolen and her daughter, Stemple, encourage future cooks and storytellers to make up their own versions of the classic folk tales and the history of foods.
Folk and Fairy Tale Plays for Beginning Readers by
Call Number: LB1139.5 .R46 2010
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
These easy-to-read plays feature rhyme, repetition, and predictable language to help children build vocabulary and become confident, fluent readers. Includes tips for building fluency, a teacher rubric, a student self-assessment checklist, and extension activities.Reading adn rehearsing plays gives children the repeated practice they need to build reading confidence and fluency.Perfect for partner-, small group-, and whole class reading.Great for Readers Theatre.Helps meet language arts standards.Plays based on Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three bears, The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and more!
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by
Call Number: CHP SCI 1992
Publication Date: 1992-10-01
The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and pictures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as The Really Ugly Duckling and Little Red Running Shorts, can be extracted for telling aloud, with great success. Another masterpiece from the team that created The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! -Horn Book