Author Lorraine Lee Hammond
Author Lorraine Lee Hammond
Author Ruth Stone
This collection, with 45 new poems, chronicles the work of a voice swept by loss, love, the facts of nature, and the curse of the literary life. This reprint was first published by David Godine in 1987.
131 pages Perfectbound 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 $12.95 Item #050
Author Ruth Stone
Author Elizabeth McKim
Elizabeth McKim explores poetry as narrative with her poems about Bombay and Benares, India. Coming out of two trips to India, the poems re-create the unique feel of these cities. You will know the people and the sounds and smells of their lives after reading these poems. Eleven photographs by Karen Moss, a noted Boston-based artist, and Cary Wolinsky, a contract photographer for National Geographic, illuminate the poems.
54 pages Perfectbound 51/2 X 8 1/2 $6.95 Item #053
54 pages Hardback 51/2 X 8 1/2 $12.95 Item #054
As Told by Rafe Martin
In this definitive edition, completely updated and rewritten with expanded commentaries and two new sections, Rafe Martin brings together a fascinating array of stories from the Buddhist tradition. The previous edition published by Parallax Press, won an Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award, and the stories have been anthologized in collections such as Soul Food, Best-Loved Stories Told at the National Storytelling Festival, and Peace Tales. Told and developed by Rafe over many years, these stories include legends of the historical Buddha’s birth, life, and enlightenment as well as traditional jataka tales—stories of the Buddha in his former births, often appearing in animal form. A section of later tales contains original stories by Rafe, two of which, “Kogi, the Priest” and “Digit,” can be heard in told versions on his CDs Ghostly Tales of Japan and Animal Dreaming. In many of these seemingly simple tales, wise animals teach humans important lessons about the central Buddhist principles of wisdom, heroic action, nonviolence and compassion. From the familiar legend of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, to the title story of a tenderhearted prince who offers his body to a starving tigress and her cubs, to a twentieth-century tale based on the heroic act of a World War II pilot, these stories are imbued with deep interest in the natural world and empathy for all things living.
A complete section of detailed commentaries provides essential background information and analysis of each story. In addition, two thoughtful essays explore the relevance of jataka tales to us today, and how the stories can be used to teach and guide our lives. The book artfully draws together Buddhist scholarship, story-as-teaching, folktales, and myth into what is both an engaging story book and an informative resource, sure to delight and enlighten all readers.
“Its gentle, wise stories offer a world view that provides an excellent springboard for discussion of personal and communal responsibility.”
290 pages Perfectbound 6 X 9 $16.95 Item #029
Author Rafe Martin
This collection of 24 stories and 129 proverbs provides a unique look at how a cultures spiritual life and its folklore influence each other. In 2013, it received a Storytelling World Honor as an outstanding collection of stories. Sister Rosina says of her storytelling, “Storytelling for me is a great ministry in that it is a way of conveying to people great truths about life. In my country of Ghana, in West Africa, stories are used to teach morals, ethics, spirituality, hospitality, and most important of all to help form a persons character. I grew up on stories and I have come to treasure them because they are perpetual educational tools.
120 pages 6X9 $16.95 Item # 053
Author Ina Friedman
The exciting and true story of Cato Bontjes van Beek, a young non-Jewish German executed in 1943 for anti-Nazi resistance.
Flying Against The Wind is Ina R. Friedman’s stunning biographical portrait of Cato Bjontrs van Beek, a gifted young woman whose extraordinary courage, spirit, and sense of justice led her to join a small group of non-Jewish German who rejected Hitler’s ‘master plan” and worked actively for the restoration of individual rights and human dignity. Her story is one of romance and intrigue, of exceptional bravery, and above all compassion for one’s fellow beings. It is finally, a testament to the power of the human spirit, a timeless saga of a real-life heroine who will captivate and inspire readers from first page to last.
210 pages 5.5X8.5 $11.95 Item # 887
Escape or Die
Edited by Ina Friedman
In this extraordinary collection of true stories, some new to this edition, 12 Jewish men and women—all under the age of 20 at the time—recount their incredible tales of surviving the Holocaust. Covering the years 1933 to 1948 and encompassing ten countries and as many destinations, these stories of escape are more than dramatic adventure tales and are particularly moving for young people. Filled with episodes of luck, courage, endurance, and ingenuity, each first-person narrative is an authentic and moving testimony to the human struggle for life against all odds and all costs.
160 pages Perfectbound 6 X 9 $12.95 Item #052
AHHHH! A Tribute to Brother Blue and Ruth Edmonds Hill
brother blue – The Portrait Series
Auther Warren Lehrer
This book gives voice to the stories behind the stories of Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill, a.k.a. Brother Blue, the official storyteller of Boston. The great grandson of a slave owner and his slave, Blue rises through the white dominated spheres of the military, the ministry and academia, then sheds institutional life to become a roaming town crier, street poet and raconteur — fueled by a transformative power of sacred service. Renowned for spinning parables of struggle and hope on street corners and in prisons, schools, subways, and churches — Brother Blue entrusted me with writing this portrait based on his seldom heard accounts of growing up during the depression under the spell of mythically heroic parents; serving as a black lieutenant during World War II in the segregated US Army; and riotous attempts at turning the hallowed traditions of the Ivy League and the church on its head!
“Unlike many books of oral stories which fall flat on the printed page, Brother Blue: a narrative portrait is so alive, so vibrant, that at times I was sure I was hearing the voice of this remarkable storyteller/philosopher… Absolutely Delightful! The Bloomsbury Review Shanta Nurullah
A Celebration of American Family Folklore — Tales & Traditions from the Smithsonian Collection
Holly Cutting Baker, Amy J. Kotkin & Steven J. Zeitlin
For four consecutive summers, a steady stream of visitors poured into the Family Folklore Tent at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., carrying photo albums, quilts, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and a dazzling array of family stories in their memories. And, for the first time, one of America’s most distinguished museums was there to record their tales. This book is a treasure. Originally published by Pantheon Books in 1982, it includes a section on “How To Collect Your Own Family Folklore”and offers some of the most illuminating photographs and liveliest stories collected by the Smithsonian. A wonderful tribute to American family life and splendid proof of the vitality of American family lore. Recipient of the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award
The Ghost & I — Scary Stories for
Joining In — An Anthology of Audience
Storytelling and The Art of Imagination – Spanish Edition
Author Nancy Mellon
...“La oportunidad de cruzar las fonteras idiomáticas, para encontrarme con aquellos que encarnan la rica herencia narrativa latinoamericana, me llena de alegría. Leyendas, folclore, mitos, rituales, tradiciones, cuentos de hadas, misterios... La narración en todas sus formas, ha sido transmitida durante miles de años, de generación en generación, en cada rincón de habla hispana del mundo. Las historias viven de una manera realista y comprometida en cada habitante. Tal vez este libro te invite a honrar de lleno tu tradición oral. Tal vez también inspirará nuevos caminos para transmitir la sabiduría que te parezca imprescindible hoy, para aquellos que están intimamente consustanciados con su lugar de origen, familia y cultura, y, sin embargo cada vez más, se sienten ciudadanos del mundo que quieren nutrir la historia humana en continua evolución.” Podrías ir descubriendo a medida que leas este libro, que existen muchas maneras de compartir, incluso nuestras más difíciles historias personales, y verlas como una parte de la gran evolución de la historia de la humanidad. Este libro pretende que tu también desarrolles la inmensamente creativa e imaginativa sabiduría que está guardada dentro tuyo y de cada ser humano, desde hace siglos. Haz que tu propia creación y narración de cuentos e historias inspiren en ti y en tu oreciente corazón, maravillas más grandes aún y conanza en la vida. ¡Viva!”
230 Pages Perfectbound 6 X 8.25 $17.95 - Item # 093