Podcast: Storytelling in Environmental Education — Tales with Tails Author Kevin Strauss

In this episode I speak to Kevin Strauss, author of one of  my favourite books for environmental education Tales with Tails:  Storytelling the Wonders of the Natural World.  The book includes  stories that Kevin has written or re-told along with activities that can be used in formal or informal education, by teachers, parents, park  rangersContinue reading “Podcast: Storytelling in Environmental Education — Tales with Tails Author Kevin Strauss”

Into the Forest with Hansel and Gretel

We had a magical night out on Friday, thanks to Scottish Ballet’s full-length production of Hansel and Gretel.  My favourite re-telling of this Brothers Grimm tale remains the “Gingerbread” episode from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (S3 Ep11)—evil children trick townsfolk into going mob and tying good witches to stakes—but I do love a lush, narrativeContinue reading “Into the Forest with Hansel and Gretel”

Golem in Translation

I received an early Christmas present this year.  My kids’ book came out in Macedonian a month ago and I received my three copies in the mail from the publisher, Vermilion Books .  They did an excellent job on the cover, putting Edda’s favourite painting on it: Una and the Lion, by William Scott Bell. Continue reading “Golem in Translation”