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Here is an age guide to Aaron Shepard’s stories and scripts, both online and off. Use it to quickly locate works for specific ages from 2 to 18. (But it does not include stories and scripts published in collections, or any alternate versions.) All listed works by other authors have been adapted by Aaron.

Recommended ages are shown in color. Many pieces will be enjoyed also by adults, but this is not shown except in the Storytelling section. Items are listed in order first of earliest age, then of latest age, then alphabetically.

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Stories
(Ages of Interest)

Help! Hilary! Help!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Which Shoes Do You Choose?
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Calabash Kids: A Tale of Tanzania
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Earth Shake! House Break!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

How Frog Went to Heaven: A Tale of Angola
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast Asia
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Boy Who Drew Cats: A Tale of Japan
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

I Know What I Know: A Tale of Denmark
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

King o’ the Cats
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Legend of Lightning Larry
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Gifts of the Grasscutter: A Tale of India and Pakistan
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Master Maid: A Tale of Norway
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Too-too-moo and the Giant: A Tale of Indonesia
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Boy Who Wanted the Willies
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Gifts of Friday Eve: A Tale of Iran
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Kings for Breakfast!: A Hindu Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Legend of Slappy Hooper: An American Tall Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Millionaire Miser: A Buddhist Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Mop Top: A Tale of Norway
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

More Than a Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Nonny and the Dragon
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Skeeter and the Weasels
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes!: A Very Grimm Fairy Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Skeeter Saves the World
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Story Spirits: A Tale of Korea
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

When the Twins Went to War: A Fable of Far East Russia
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Wings of the Butterfly: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Four Puppets: A Tale of Burma
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Harvest That Never Came: A Swedish Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Hidden One: A Native American Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Lady of Stavoren: A Dutch Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Lars, My Lad!: A Tale of Sweden
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Master of Masters: A Tale of Norway
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Most Precious Thing in the World: A Dutch Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Princess and the God: A Tale of Ancient India
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Stone in the Temple: An Islamic Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Christmas Truce
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Wicked Girl: A Tale of Turkey
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Abraham and the Idols: An Islamic Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Lady of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese Opera
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

No Sons!: A Superhero Tale of Africa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Prince Who Had Everything: The Legend of the Buddha
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Songs of Power: A Northern Tale of Magic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Swan Knight: A Medieval Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


Reader’s Theater
(Reader Ages)

Help! Hilary! Help!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Which Shoes Do You Choose?
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

How Frog Went to Heaven: A Tale of Angola
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast Asia
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Calabash Kids: A Tale of Tanzania
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Legend of Lightning Larry
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Hidden One: A Native American Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Boy Who Wanted the Willies
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

King o’ the Cats
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Mop Top: A Tale of Norway
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

More Than a Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School (Louis Sachar)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Gifts of the Grasscutter: A Tale of India and Pakistan
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Legend of Slappy Hooper: An American Tall Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Master Maid: A Tale of Norway
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Millionaire Miser: A Buddhist Fable
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes!: A Very Grimm Fairy Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

When the Twins Went to War: A Fable of Far East Russia
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Gifts of Friday Eve: A Tale of Iran
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Giant’s Wife: A Tall Tale of Ireland
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Princess and the God: A Tale of Ancient India
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Casey at the Bat (Ernest Lawrence Thayer)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Monkey Lives!: A Superhero Tale of China
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Borrower and the Boy (The Borrowers, Mary Norton)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Battle of Song: A Northern Tale of Magic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Christmas Truce
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Resthaven (The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm, Nancy Farmer)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The War Prayer (Mark Twain)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Captain Cully (The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Count Alaric’s Lady (Barbara Leonie Picard)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


Storytelling
(Audience Ages)

The Calabash Kids: A Tale of Tanzania
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Boy Who Wanted the Willies
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

King o’ the Cats
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Legend of Lightning Larry
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Legend of Slappy Hooper: An American Tall Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

Mop Top: A Tale of Norway
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

More Than a Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

Master Maid: A Tale of Norway
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes!: A Very Grimm Fairy Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

When the Twins Went to War: A Fable of Far East Russia
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Gifts of the Grasscutter: A Tale of India and Pakistan
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Hidden One: A Native American Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Princess and the God: A Tale of Ancient India
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Wicked Girl: A Tale of Turkey
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Battle of Song: A Northern Tale of Magic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Christmas Truce
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +

The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 +


Kid Books
(Ages of Interest)

The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast Asia
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

King o’ the Cats
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Legend of Lightning Larry
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Gifts of Wali Dad: A Tale of India and Pakistan
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Master Maid: A Tale of Norway
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Legend of Slappy Hooper: An American Tall Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Timothy Tolliver and the Bully Basher
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes!: A Very Grimm Fairy Tale
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese Opera
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Maiden of Northland: A Northern Tale of Magic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Christmas Truce
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Songs of Power: A Northern Tale of Magic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

The Swan Knight: A Medieval Legend
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18