9780874835854

Noodlehead Stories

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  • ISBN13:

    9780874835854

  • ISBN10:

    0874835852

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-10
  • Publisher: August House
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Summary

Call it what you will nincompoop, knucklehead, ninnyhammer, numskull, noodlehead stories of the fool have been around as long as people have been telling stories. Everyone has had a noodlehead day, a day when the brain takes a leave of absence and nothing but noodles seems to fill in the head space above the sinuses.

Author Biography

Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss Bio:

Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss are a husband-and-wife writing and storytelling team known as "Beauty and the Beast Storytellers." They have traveled the world sharing their passion for the oral tradition and the art of telling great stories. They have co-authored thirteen books and two audio recordings with August House. A number of their books have won prestigious awards including the Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (awarded by Bank Street College of Education), Parents' Choice Award, National Parenting Publications Awards, and Storytelling World Award.

Mitch and Martha's story collections include world tales that they tell in a conversational manner so that children can easily comprehend and then share the stories by telling them to other students. Parents and teachers can find a wealth of information on how to get children excited about reading, telling world tales, and making up their own stories at Mitch and Martha's website

Table of Contents

Where the Stories Come From (Map) 10(13)
Introduction 13(4)
Noodlehead Stories
The Boy Who Sold the Butter
17(3)
Dead or Alive?
20(3)
The Wise Fools of Gotham
23(3)
The Farmer Who Was Easily Fooled
26(3)
Juan Bobo and the Pot That Would Not Walk
29(3)
Scissors
32(3)
What a Bargain!
35(3)
Whose Horse Is Whose?
38(2)
The Donkey Egg
40(2)
Such a Silly, Senseless Servant
42(3)
No Doubt about It
45(2)
When Giufa Guarded the Goldsmith's Door
47(2)
The Men with Mixed-Up Feet
49(3)
Next Time I'll Know What to Do
52(3)
The Hunter of Java
55(3)
Seven Foolish Fishermen
58(3)
The King Brought Down by One Blow
61(2)
Clever Elsie
63(3)
The Man Who Didn't Know What Minu Meant
66(3)
The Fool's Feather Pillow
69(2)
The Ninny Who Didn't Know Himself
71(2)
The Mayor's Golden Shoes
73(3)
I'd Laugh, Too, If I Weren't Dead
76(3)
General Tips for Telling Stories 79(8)
Follow-Up Activities 87(4)
Appendix: Story Sources 91

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