Asheville, NC (Vocus) May 6, 2010
Around the world for thousands of years storytellers have used string figures to create scenes for their stories. Here at last is David Novak’s popular retelling of the famous folktale, Jack and the Beanstalk, complete with illustrated instructions for forming his original string figures.
String Figure Jack! is a cat’s cradles retelling of Jack & The Beanstalk with instructions for weaving the tale. To create the string figures pictured in this book, readers will be linking and looping a length of string between their hands, using fingers to hook and catch the string. Some of the string figures are traditional and some are new.
Using various string figures, this delightful retelling reanimates a classic folktale giving it new life through its interactive scenes. With this entertaining twist to the art of storytelling, String Figure Jack! is sure to be a hit with children and adults alike.
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About the Author
A master of literary collage, David Novak animates his concerts, contrasting the familiar with the surprising, simplicity with complexity and the ordinary with the fabulous. In him, the circus high-jinx of a veteran entertainer, and the simple power of the spoken word combine to create A Telling Experience!
Author and Storyteller, David Novak, is recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions to the art of storytelling.
String Figure Jack! * by David Novak
A cat's cradles retelling of Jack & The Beanstalk with instructions for weaving the tale.
Publication Date: April 9, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 30 pages; 978-1-4500-7558-9
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