Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book

Seeger, Pete

Book - 2000
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book
Pete Seeger brings more than fifty years of performing folksongs to the art of storytelling in this unique collection of tales, ideas, and music. He and Paul Jacobs have put together fresh versions of familiar tales; stories based on songs, family histories, and America's past; as well as entirely new tales created just for this book. Each section describes the origins of the stories and there are suggestions for retelling and personalizing the tales to turn them into family favorites for bedtime or family time. And in keeping with the theme that a story never really ends-in fact gets better and better each time it is told-the book concludes with some beginnings, story openers to get you going on the path to creating your own storytelling tradition. Pete Seeger, a Grammy Award winner as well as the recipient of the N.E.A. National Medal of Arts and Kennedy Center Honors, has spent sixty years singing in peace rallies and civil rights marches, at schools and camps, and for unions. His internationally recognized songs include, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Turn, Turn, Turn." He lives in Beacon, New York, with his wife of over fifty years, Toshi Seeger.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 015100370X
Branch Call Number: 808.543 S451p 2000
Characteristics: 264 p. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jacobs, Paul DuBois


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"This book could never have been written by me alone. At age eighty and busier than ever, I knew I needed help. Fortunately, I came across a young and well-organized writer, Paul DuBois Jacobs, grandson of an old friend of mine. We got down to business: me tape-recording stories, Paul rewri... Read More »

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