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Greathall Storytelling Recordings by Jim Weiss

Tales From Cultures Far and Near

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CD $13.45

Ages 5 and Up

  • NAPPA Gold Award

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Classics of many lands— wisdom from China and Japan, an African romance, wildly funny Native American, Arabian and Spanish tales— show that the human beings who tell them all are related.

  • A Guest Who Ran (Native American)
  • Two Monks (Japan)
  • The Three Friends of Manuel (Spain)
  • Courting the Wind (West Africa)
  • The Secret Weapon (China)
  • Djuha: Two Stories (Arabic)

"Among the freshest works out today." —Sacramento Bee

" ...most folktales spin a running tale of human foibles...these stories are not exception...use it as part of cultural geography lessons." — Eclectic Home School

"The choice of stories is superb, and Weiss brings them alive with the rich energy he brings to his telling." — AudioFile


Timeline: 1000 (Egypt, Medieval Japan, Renaissance Spain, plus updated Native American [Lakota Sioux], Senegal)