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Storytelling Series

World Tales for Family Storytelling III

51 Traditional Stories for Children aged 8–11 Years

April 2023
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  • Publisher
    Hawthorn Press
  • Published
    18th April 2023
  • ISBN 9781912480678
  • Language English
  • Pages 192 pp.
  • Size 7.3" x 9"

These wonderful world tales are selected from the highly acclaimed 147 Traditional Stories for Primary School Children to Retell, a reference book used by teachers around the globe. In this collection for home use, we focus on tales for children aged 8 to 11.

Oral storytelling at home builds children’s confidence in their own unique voices. The tales here are short, simple, and quick to learn. Each story may be read, told, and retold, and then explored within your family to access a rich vein of world heritage, giving the family a doorway to the wonderful world of traditional tales.

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword: About this Book by Jill Tina Taplin
Introduction: How to Use this Book


Let’s make our own story
Let’s twist to make yarn
Lets wake up our fingers and thumbs
Let’s make rabbits—magic slipknots
Let’s make your own drop spindle
Let’s make your own knitting needles


Let’s knit a rainbow
Let’s make a rainbow ball
Let’s knit a lamb
Let’s sew a handwork bag
Let’s sew a pins and needles case
Let’s knit a cockerel
Let’s knit a gnome
Let’s knit an owl
Let’s knit a cat
Let’s knit a rabbit
Let’s knit a donkey
Let’s make a flute case
Let’s keep a handwork diary


Let’s make a Class One handwork sack
Let’s make a colorful snail shell hanging
Weaving in the round
Your handwork space
Teacher’s handwork toolkit
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Chris Smith

Chris Smith, PhD, is an Oxford-based storyteller, musician, teacher, and founding director of Storytelling Schools, the fruit of ten years’ research and development experience. He has a passion for Arab folktales, myths, and legends, developed while living in Palestine. He takes storytelling into a variety of institutions including schools, universities, museums and prisons, working with adults and children alike.