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Selected Stories:

Grade range in parentheses with age target (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+ A) (All Adults Too)

 

Original Stories created by Ben:

  • The Troll and I: a young boy’s encounter with a troll (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A )

  • I’m Not Cool: emergence from self-doubt (7-9, 10-12 +A)

  • The Bike: Two wheeler with malicious intent. (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Bran and Sceolan (7-9, 10-12 +A )  

  • The Chain Gang (3-6, 7-9, 10-12 +A). 

 

Folktales

  • Straighten Up and Fly Right  (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Rice Balls  (PK, K-2, 3-6)

  • The Hairy Man (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Prinderella and the Pransom Cince (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Stromboli Boboli  (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • The Hunting Trip --A Jack Tale (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Brer Rabbit and the Fox (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9)

  • Philamandre (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Tam Lin (7-9, 10-12+A)

  • The Ferryman and the Treasure (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • The Merman and the Farmer (7-9, 10-12+A)

 

Other stories from around the world

  • Sir Gawain, the Green Knight and the Hag ( 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Great Granny Green (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • The Tortoise and the Hare (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A) 

  • The Bird Who Speaks (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A) 

  • The Debate in Sign Language (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • The Hungry Coat (PK, K-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • The Bellybutton Monster (PK, K-2,)

  • The Viper Comes (PK, K-2) 

  • God Mother Death ( 3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • The Death of Baldur (10-12+A) 

  • Fenrir (10-12 +A) 

  • Old Joe and the Carpenter (7-9,10-12 +A) 

  • The Inn Keeper and the Iron Winter (3-6, 7-9,10-12+A) 

  • Jacobi and the Shammas (7-9,10-12 +A)

  • The Salmon of Knowledge (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A) 

 

Original Stories to help history come alive:

  • History from the Ashes (Idaho’s Big Burn of 1910) (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Sink or Swim: Salmon and the River of Life (7-9, 10-12+A). 

  • The Trojan War (an entertaining history lesson) (, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Boise Gem of the Mountains (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

  • Early Boise Stories (3-6, 7-9, 10-12+A)

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