✓ The Magic Orange Tree, and Other Haitian Folktales ☆ Diane Wolkstein Elsa Henriquez
✓ The Magic Orange Tree, and Other Haitian Folktales ☆ Diane Wolkstein Elsa Henriquez - The Magic Orange Tree, and Other Haitian Folktales, The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales A collection of Haitian folktales for readers of all ages Illustrated by Elisa Henriquez
Diane Wolkstein Elsa Henriquez
Diane Wolkstein was a folklorist and author of children s books She also served as New York City s official storyteller from 1968 1971.As New York s official storyteller, Wolkstein visited two of the city s parks each weekday, staging hundreds of one woman storytelling events After successfully talking her way into the position, she realized there was no margin for error, she said in a 1992 interview I mean, it was a park The children would just go somewhere else if they didn t like it She also had a radio show on WNYC, Stories From Many Lands, from 1968 until 1980, and she helped create the Storytelling Center of New York City.Wolkstein authored two dozen books, primarily collections of folk tales and legends she gathered during research trips She made many visits to China, Haiti and Africa.Wolkstein was born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey Her father Henry was an accountant and her mother Ruth was a librarian She received a bachelor s degree from Smith College and a master s degree in education from Bank Street College of Education While living in Paris, she studied mime under tienne Decroux.Wolkstein was in Taiwan to research a book of Chinese folk stories when she underwent emergency surgery for a heart condition She died in the city of Kaohsiung at the age of 70.
✓ The Magic Orange Tree, and Other Haitian Folktales ☆ Diane Wolkstein Elsa Henriquez 440 Diane Wolkstein Elsa Henriquez