Winner of the Pennsylvania School Library Association "YA Best of the Best" Award & Selected for The Elementary School Library Collection Storytelling World Award Anyone who has watched a master storyteller mesmerize an audience without benefit of set, props, or musical score, has wondered, "How do they do that?" The trick, this anthology tells us, is in the material. And each of the 40 contributors should know. They are some of America's most popular storytellers, each of them sharing a story guaranteed to work in front of the most demanding audience. In addition to a delightful story, each teller has included tips for unlocking the story and telling it in performance. This multicultural collection includes stories from Africa, India, ancient Greece, Egypt, Japan, the British Isles, Mexico, Thailand, as well as the African-American, Cajun, Appalachian, Jewish, and native American oral traditions.