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How-to articles.

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Reports on some of the best.

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Of recordings, books, games, and other stuff.

Panel Reviews
Listen in as a group of reviewers debate and discuss their reactions to the latest releases.

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Contributions by and about the late storyteller Joe Healy

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Reviews

Books | Recordings | Videos | Games

Books

Riddling Tales From Around the World
Selected by Marjorie Dundas; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted September 2003

The King and the Lamp
By Duncan and Linda Williamson; Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
—posted September 2003

The Fish Bride and Other Gypsy Folktales
Retold by Jean Russel Larson; Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
—posted September 2003

Hausaland Tales From a Nigerian Marketplace
Selected and Retold by Gavin McIntosh; Reviewed by
Robert Rodriquez
—posted September 2003

Swedish Fairy Tales
By Baron G. Djurklou, Translated by H.L. Braekstad; Reviewed by Elizabeth Claytor
—posted April 2003

Folk Tales from Simla:
Stories from the Himalayas

By Alice Elizabeth Dracott; Reviewed by Olivia Kerr
—posted July 2002

Legends and Romances of Brittany
By Lewis Spence; Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
—posted February 2002

The Eagle on the Cactus: Traditional Stories From Mexico
Compiled and retold by Angel Vigil; Reviewed by
Robert Rodriquez
—posted February 2002

Moon Tales
Retold by Rina Singh and Debbie Lush; Reviewed by
Robert Rodriquez
—posted March 1, 2001

Folk Tales From Russia
By Donald Mackenzie; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted March 1, 2001

Musings: Tales of Truth and Wisdom
By Linda Ford; Reviewed by Olivia Kerr
—posted March 1, 2001

Irish Legends
Retold by Iain Zaczek; Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
—published in WIP Winter 2000

Moon Cakes to Maize
Edited and retold by Norma J. Livo; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—published in WIP Winter 2000

Fairy Gold: A Book of Classic English Fairy Tales
Chosen by Ernest Rhys; Reviewed by Olivia Kerr
—published in WIP Winter 2000

The Little Mermaid and Other Tales
by Hans Christian Anderson; Reviewed by Ally-Karen D. Miller
—published in WIP Summer 1999

Twenty Scottish Tales and Legends
Edited by Cyril Swinson; Reviewed by Olivia Kerr
—published in WIP Summer 1999

Jackie Tales By Jackie Torrence
Edited by Peter Bradford; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—published in WIP Summer 1998

Apples From Heaven, Multi–cultural Folktales About Stories and Storytellers
Selected and Retold by Naiomi Baltuck; Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
—published in WIP Summer 1996

The Book of Ballads and Saga
by Charles Vess (artist) and various authors; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—published in WIP Winter 1996

 

Recordings

Absolute Chanukah
By Eva Grayzel; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted January 2004

Pill Hill Quartet
By Jay O'Callahan; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted September 2003

A Story a Day
By Eva Grayzel; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted April 2003

Pouring the Sun: An Immigrant's Journey
By Jay O'Callahan; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted July 2002

Beyond My Father's Shadow
By Fran Yardley; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted March 2002

Spirits Walk
By Connie Regan-Blake; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted November 2001

A Giant, An Imp, and Two Jacks: Children's Tales from Scotland, Ireland, and England
By Harlynne Geisler; Reviewed by Robert Rodriquez
—posted March 1, 2001

Four Legged Tales
Told by Laura Simms; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—published in WIP Winter 2000

 

Vidoes

Brothers in Word
By Ray Gray; Reviewed by Elizabeth Claytor
—posted September 2003

Band of Brothers
By Ray Gray; Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—posted April 2003

 

Games

Story Door and maybe
Reviewed by Alan Irvine and others
—published in WIP Summer 1999

Neverending Stories
Reviewed by Heather Burtch
—published in WIP Winter 1999

Once Upon a Time (2nd edition)
Reviewed by Alan Irvine
—published in WIP Winter 1998

 



 

Special Features

Why I Hate Lady Ragnell Alan Irvine's article and the rebuttal it engendered.

The Disney Stories Debate

What Are the Rules?

Variations on Storycrafting: Thomas the Rymer