Three-minute Tales

Three-minute Tales

Stories From Around the World to Tell or Read When Time Is Short

Book - 2004
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Recognized as Notable book for Global Society Anyone who teaches, lead, or speaks in public has had the experience of needing to fill short amounts of time in order to hold the audience's attention. The challenge is familiar to Margaret Read MacDonald, who for thirty-five years told stories to preschoolers every week.Here are more than eighty simple, short, pithy tales for many occasions: holidays, museum tours, history or nature walks, public speaking, media appearances, school visits, curriculum boosters. These traditional tales come from China, west Africa, Mexico, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Syria, Cuba, the Ukraine, India, eastern Europe, and the Jewish, native American, and African-American traditions.
Publisher: Little Rock, Ark. : August House, 2004
ISBN: 9780874837285
Characteristics: 160 p. ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: 3-minute tales


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Aug 22, 2006

This collection of stories from around the world has excellent selections for telling or playacting for almost any school group. In this assortment the stories range from quickies (30 seconds!) to longer ones that need to be read aloud. The themes have different age ranges as well as stories that use participants, or are puzzle tales that the audience needs to listen to carefully in order to find out the answer at the end. Any group would be fascinated by the story you pick out to share.


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