MaryAnn Schmidt has enchanted children for years with folktales from around the world. It's difficult to freeze these stories in time because storytelling is a live art embodied by the synergy between the teller and the listener. Now, some of these experiences, recorded live in the classroom have been preserved and shared with children everywhere.
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
MaryAnn Schmitt tells another West African folktale about the spider Anansi.
Mrs. Crocodile and Mrs. Chicken
In this traditional Liberian folktale, Mrs. Chicken has to think fast to outwit a hungry Mrs. Chicken.
Old Woman/Jar Of Uums
MaryAnn Schmidt enchants children with Jill Wright's hilarious sequel to the "Little Old Woman and the Willy Nilly Man."
The Legend of the Big Dipper - for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
In a special for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, StoryLand releases the old folktale, The Legend of the Big Dipper. The story about kindness imagines the origin of the constellation, which helped guide escaping slaves north to freedom.
The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button
In this classic Turkish folktale, a little rooster finds a diamond button and has to deal with the greedy Sultan.
One Drop Of Honey
Hear what happens when a king drips one drop of honey on the palace windowsill.
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Great stories! Amazing for kids!
My kids love these stories!
MaryAnne is an incredibly talented storyteller. These are gems.