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Good Stories and Wise People have much in Common


Good stories and wise people foster a state of wonder


Wislawa Szymborska, the Pulitzer prize winning poet from Poland, said in her acceptance speech, “Poets, if they are genuine, must keep repeating, I don’t know…..each poem marks an effort to […]

2017-08-28T11:20:56+00:00 February 28th, 2014|0 Comments

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So, what does all this talk about Wisdom have to do with stories?

Well, I like to think that good stories and wise people have much in common.

Good stories and wise people help us to […]

2017-08-28T11:20:56+00:00 February 25th, 2014|0 Comments

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“What we teach a child to love is more important than what we teach a child to learn.”
– African Proverb

This month’s story from my video readalouds is a
tale that honors—WISDOM.

The Name of the Tree is a Bantu folktale, retold by Celia Barker Lottridge and illustrated by Ian Wallace.

2017-08-28T11:20:56+00:00 February 11th, 2014|0 Comments

The Name of the Tree

The Name of the Tree

Read by Kathleen Pelley

lottridge-treeThe Name of the Tree – In this Bantu folktale retold by Celia Barker Lottridge and illustrated by Ian Wallace, it is the animal who tries the hardest rather than the one endowed with the most talents who […]

2017-08-28T11:20:56+00:00 February 1st, 2014|0 Comments