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Here is a thematic guide to Aaron Shepard’s stories and scripts, both online and off. Use it to quickly locate works related to one of Aaron’s favorite themes. (Theme is here meant as “topic” rather than “lesson to be learned.”) All listed works by other authors have been adapted by Aaron.

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Peace & Peacemaking


The Legend of Lightning Larry

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

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


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


How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


The Christmas Truce

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

BOOKS—Picture Book


More Than a Match

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


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

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


The Stone in the Temple: An Islamic Legend

ONLINE—Story


Timothy Tolliver and the Bully Basher

BOOKS—Chapter Book


The War Prayer

By Mark Twain

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


The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs

By Deborah Nourse Lattimore

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Death’s Dominion

By Piers Anthony
From On a Pale Horse

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Heroines


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


Master Maid: A Tale of Norway

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

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese Opera

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Picture Book

VIDEO—Lady White Snake, Pan Asian


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 Hidden One: A Native American Legend

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

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage


Mop Top: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


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

ONLINE—Story


Help! Hilary! Help!

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater


The Wicked Girl: A Tale of Turkey

ONLINE—Story | Storytelling


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)


Gifts & Giving


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 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


The Millionaire Miser: A Buddhist Legend

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


Kings for Breakfast!: A Hindu Legend

ONLINE—Story


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


Music & Musicians


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 Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend

ONLINE—Story

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


Art & Artists


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 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 Boy Who Drew Cats: A Tale of Japan

ONLINE—Story


The Jade Stone: A Chinese Folktale

By Caryn Yacowitz

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School

By Louis Sachar
From Sideways Stories from Wayside School

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater

BOOKS—Stories on Stage