Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner 2011

Story Harbour, Vol. 1

Story Harbour, Vol. 1

Fall 2011 Storytelling

Ages: 4 & Up

This CD collection features six tales from around the world (West Africa, “Anansi & Stories”; Russia, “The Innkeeper’s Clever Daughter”; England, “Master of All Masters” e.g.), as told by Zette Harbour. As with many folktales, there are messages implicit in the text. Gratitude, hard work, and cleverness are celebrated while selfishness and deception bring about characters’ comeuppance. Stories range from 4-15 minutes in length, and are performed warmly and with expression by Harbour. This well-rounded collection of stories expands readers’ experience with world literature and delivers wisdom from around the globe directly to listeners’ ears.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2011 Parents’ Choice 
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children’s literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.
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