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Africa | Middle East | South Asia | East & Southeast Asia
North America | South America

Here is a geographic guide to Aaron Shepard’s stories and scripts, both online and off. Use it to quickly locate works related to a specific region or country. All listed works by other authors have been adapted by Aaron.

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Western Europe

General | England | Ireland | Wales | France | Germany | Netherlands


General


The Christmas Truce

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

BOOKS—Picture Book


England


King o’ the Cats

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

BOOKS—Picture Book


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


Ireland


The Giant’s Wife: A Tall Tale of Ireland

Told by William Carleton

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


Wales


The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic

Note: “Lady of Marvels” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Story (Shorter)

BOOKS—Mini-Novel


France


Quackling

ONLINE—Story


Germany


One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes!: A Very Grimm Fairy Tale

Note: “Two-Eyes” is the original title of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book


The Swan Knight: A Medieval Legend

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Mini-Novel


Netherlands


The Lady of Stavoren: A Dutch Legend

Note: “The Most Precious Thing in the World” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Story (Shorter)


Eastern Europe

General | Russia (European)


General


The Fools of Chelm

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

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Russia (European)


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


Scandinavia

Norway | Sweden | Finland | Denmark


Norway


Master Maid: A Tale of Norway

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

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


Mop Top: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


The Master of Masters: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE—Story


Sweden


Lars, My Lad!: A Tale of Sweden

ONLINE—Story


The Harvest That Never Came: A Swedish Legend

ONLINE—Story


Finland


The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


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


Denmark


I Know What I Know: A Tale of Denmark

ONLINE—Story


Africa

Nigeria & West Africa | Congo | Angola | Tanzania | Zimbabwe


Nigeria & West Africa


Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

STAGE—If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books, produced by TheatreworksUSA


Talk

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

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Congo


The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa

Note: “No Sons!” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Story (Shorter)

BOOKS—Mini-Novel


Angola


How Frog Went to Heaven: A Tale of Angola

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


Tanzania


The Calabash Kids: A Tale of Tanzania

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

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage


Zimbabwe


Resthaven

By Nancy Farmer
From The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater


Tapiwa’s Uncle

By Nancy Farmer
From Do You Know Me

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Middle East

General & Arabia | Turkey | Iraq | Iran


General & Arabia


Abraham and the Idols: An Islamic Legend

ONLINE—Story


The Stone in the Temple: An Islamic Legend

ONLINE—Story


Turkey


The Wicked Girl: A Tale of Turkey

ONLINE—Story | Storytelling


Iraq


The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

AUDIO—Wisdom and Luck, by Sarah Saulter


Iran


Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran

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

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

AUDIO—Wisdom and Luck, by Sarah Saulter


The Gifts of Friday Eve: A Tale of Iran

Note: “The Magic of Mushkil Gusha” is an older title of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater


South Asia

India & Pakistan


India & Pakistan


The Princess and the God: A Tale of Ancient India

Note: “Savitri” is an older title of this story.

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

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage | Stories on Stage (1st Edition)

MUSIC—Savitri, by 2002


The Gifts of the Grasscutter: A Tale of India and Pakistan

Note: “The Gifts of Wali Dad” is an older title of this story.

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

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

AUDIO—A People With One Heart, by Mike Pinder


Kings for Breakfast!: A Hindu Legend

ONLINE—Story


The Prince Who Had Everything: The Legend of the Buddha

ONLINE—Story


How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


The Millionaire Miser: A Buddhist Legend

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


East & Southeast Asia

General | China | Japan | Korea | Russia (Far East)
Burma (Myanmar) | Vietnam | Indonesia & Malaysia


General


Earth Shake! House Break!

ONLINE—Story


Mr. Bim’s Bamboo

By Carol Farley

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


China


The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China

Note: Monkey is the title of the original published version of this story. “Monkey Lives!” is an excerpt.

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

BOOKS—Mini-Novel


Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese Opera

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Picture Book

VIDEO—Lady White Snake, Pan Asian


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 Jade Stone: A Chinese Folktale

By Caryn Yacowitz

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Japan


The Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend

ONLINE—Story

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


The Boy Who Drew Cats: A Tale of Japan

ONLINE—Story


Korea


The Story Spirits: A Tale of Korea

ONLINE—Story


Russia (Far East)


When the Twins Went to War: A Fable of Far East Russia

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


Burma (Myanmar)


The Four Puppets: A Tale of Burma

ONLINE—Story


Vietnam


The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend

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

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


Indonesia & Malaysia


The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast Asia

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

BOOKS—Early Reader | Folktales on Stage


Too-too-moo and the Giant: A Tale of Indonesia

ONLINE—Story


North America

United States | Canada | Mexico


United States


The Legend of Lightning Larry

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Early Reader | Picture Book | Readers on Stage | Stories on Stage


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 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


The War Prayer

By Mark Twain

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


Casey at the Bat

By Ernest Lawrence Thayer

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater


McBroom’s Fourth of July

By Sid Fleischman
From McBroom’s Almanac

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Jumping Mouse

By Hyemeyohsts Storm
From Seven Arrows

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Mouse Woman and the Snails

By Christie Harris
From Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses

Note: This script was previously called “The Princess and the Snails.”

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Canada


The Hidden One: A Native American Legend

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

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage


Mexico


The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs

By Deborah Nourse Lattimore

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


South America

General


General


The Wings of the Butterfly: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest

ONLINE—Story