Your imagination will be your bridge into the worldwide tradition of folktales. Long before stories were written down, storytellers spoke, sang, and chanted tales to delight listeners and teach children good behavior. Whether they cause laughter or tears, all folktales communicate values. This book will help you share your own wit and wisdom in a compelling way.
Aimed at middle school reading level, realistic range would be from upper elementary on up. For adults, would be useful to get a "feel" of the genres, though these aren't hefty duty "how to write" texts. Readers become writers with tips from expert authors. Each book concentrates on a particular genre, providing writing activities, excerpts from well-known works, and a writer’s timeline to help translate imagination into real stories.