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Music | Drawing & Painting | Sculpture
Writing | Storytelling | Puppetry
Spinning & Weaving | Cooking & Baking
Farming & Gardening | Building | Sports

Here is an activity guide to Aaron Shepard’s stories and scripts, both online and off. Use it to quickly locate works featuring a specific activity—art, craft, trade, or other. All listed works by other authors have been adapted by Aaron.

Note: Links to online formats or book info take you to other areas. Click on “Back” to return.


Music


The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

MUSIC—Lateral Lines, by Bruce Paine


The Songs of Power: A Northern Tale of Magic

Note: The Maiden of Northland is the picture book version of this story. “The Battle of Song” is an excerpt.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Mini-Novel | Picture Book


The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


Drawing & Painting


The Legend of Slappy Hooper: An American Tall Tale

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

AUDIO—The Legend of Slappy Hooper, and Other Stories, by Cindy Killavey


The Boy Who Drew Cats: A Tale of Japan

ONLINE—Story


Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School

By Louis Sachar
From Sideways Stories from Wayside School

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Sculpture


The Jade Stone: A Chinese Folktale

By Caryn Yacowitz

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Writing


Westwoods

By Eleanor Farjeon
From The Little Bookroom

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Storytelling


Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Readers on Stage


The Story Spirits: A Tale of Korea

ONLINE—Story


The Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Mini-Novel | 13 Scary Ghost Stories, edited by Marianne Carus


McBroom’s Fourth of July

By Sid Fleischman
From McBroom’s Almanac

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Puppetry


The Four Puppets: A Tale of Burma

ONLINE—Story


Spinning & Weaving


The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


Cooking & Baking


The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Reader’s Theater (Spanish) | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Readers on Stage | Folktales on Stage


Kings for Breakfast!: A Hindu Legend

ONLINE—Story


Tapiwa’s Uncle

By Nancy Farmer
From Do You Know Me

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


The Giant’s Wife: A Tall Tale of Ireland

Told by William Carleton

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater (Standard | Reader’s Theater (Team)


The Devil and Mother Crump

By Valerie Scho Carey

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Farming & Gardening


The Harvest That Never Came: A Swedish Legend

ONLINE—Story


Talk

By Harold Courlander & George Herzog
From The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Building


Earth Shake! House Break!

ONLINE—Story


The Stone in the Temple: An Islamic Legend

ONLINE—Story


The Fools of Chelm

By Steve Sanfield
From The Feather Merchants, and Other Tales of the Fools of Chelm

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Sports


Casey at the Bat

By Ernest Lawrence Thayer

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater


How Tom Beat Captain Najork

By Russell Hoban

Note: This script was previously called “How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen.”

BOOKS—Stories on Stage