Festival fans also will notice reduced prices this year.
The storytelling festival has captured so much attention over the years that the Illinois Library Association recognized the achievement in September by awarding the festival the Highsmith Library Innovative Award. School and public libraries across Illinois competed for the award, sponsored by Highsmith Inc.
For details, call the library at or see waukeganpl. When: All events are on Friday, Oct. Children's matinee at a. Genesee Theatre doors open at p. Preshow party from 6 to 7 p.
Folklore/Fairy Tales Index
Performances start at p. Call the Genesee Theatre box office at or go to ticketmaster. Lake County. Bradbury Storytelling Fest returns to Waukegan. Access options available:. These eight original tales and retellings all possess the uncanny feeling common to new takes on familiar traditional motifs, and they are enlivened by a voice so penetrating that it seems to be in the room rather than just on the page.
From beastly men who get their just deserts, to bold women who brook no sass from inhabitants of this world or the next, to lonely children who find playmates among the green world, the tales explore themes of justice, courage, betrayal, vengeance, love, and just plain spookiness. The most moving is "Sea Child," wherein a mother grieving for her drowned son hears the wail of a child over several nights; she finally finds a young mother who has not allowed her own death by drowning to prevent her from caring for her infant until someone from the living world heeds the baby's call.
Passion And Poison: Tales Of Shape-Shifters, Ghosts, And Spirited Women
Another mother protects her fortune from beyond the grave, ensuring that she find a female successor more worthy of its prize than her wastrel husband and son. Other tales find young girls taking care of business in various ways that usually result in the utterly just dispatch of their oppressors. While the focus of the stories is on strong women, there is no intrusive feminist message hampering the storytelling here—each of the tales finds its narrative arc naturally and without ideological coercion, with just a well-timed shiver here and there to let readers know that the unseen hands of justice in the universe are not idle.
Papa and Little Monster go on a smelly adventure in the woods, meeting all sorts of beastly creatures. But does Papa love the swamp more than his little monster?
Project MUSE - Passion and Poison: Tales of Shape-Shifters, Ghosts, and Spirited Women (review)
For preschool age and older. Farmer Brown does not like Halloween, but the animals hold a Halloween party in his barn. For preschool-grade 2. In this beginning reader, six Disney princesses enjoy Halloween activities in separate easy-to-read stories.
Step 2 in Step into Reading. Features characters and stories from Disney animated films.
- Alistair Cookes America.
- Twice in a Lifetime (Rebekka, Book 3)!
- Passion and Poison: Tales of Shape-Shifters, Ghosts, and Spirited Women (Hardcover).
- Natale, Vince;
- Called to Marketplace Discipleship.
For preschool to grade 2. Little Witch is excited that her hard-to-please cousin is coming for a visit, but in a witch household it's hard to know if you're supposed to be nice or mean to a guest. Level 3 Reader. Kindergarten - grade 3.
Children's Fiction: Ghosts
Rhyming verse about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos, whose party in a haunted house is interrupted by what the monsters most abhor. For grades K Books one through four, written between and , featuring hall monitor Sam Graves and his friends and their battle against their malevolent school. Includes The School Is Alive!
- Valhalla Underground?.
- Dark Night of the Soul, annotated, includes active table of contents;
- Saber comer: Los mejores consejos de nutrición de La mañana de La 1 (Spanish Edition).
- Conquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates.
- Caged (How Not To Be Seduced by Billionaires).
Using different animals as examples, this Level 4 Reader discusses the range and characteristics of nocturnal animals. Rabbits, lynxes, tarantulas, tree frogs, owls, bats, raccoons, hedgehogs, wolves, skunks, fireflies, badgers, porcupines, and mice each receive a few paragraphs. Grades