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Here is a menu of all special features and alternate formats for Aaron Shepard’s books, stories, and scripts. Use this to quickly find any and all materials related to specific works. The listing is alphabetical by title.

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A-B-C-D


The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Tales of Southeast Asia

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Early Reader | Folktales on Stage

Book Poster #1: Mouse Deer and Tiger
Book Poster #2: Mouse Deer and Crocodile
Book Poster #3: Mouse Deer and Farmer
Book Poster #4: Mouse Deer
More About the Stories
Hear the Music (7 seconds)
Hear Meaningful Occupation Project (Exeter): Mouse Deer and Tiger (6 minutes)
Hear Meaningful Occupation Project (Exeter): Mouse Deer and Crocodile (4 minutes)
Hear Meaningful Occupation Project (Exeter): Mouse Deer and Farmer (6 minutes)


The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Reader’s Theater (Spanish) | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Readers on Stage | Folktales on Stage

Book Poster #1: Van Amsterdam
Book Poster #2: The Old Woman
Book Poster #3: Saint Nicholas
About the Story
More About the Story
Recipe: Saint Nicholas Cookies
Cookie Pattern: Saint Nicholas (PDF)
Hear Aaron Read (2 minutes)
Hear Aaron Read—Whole Story (8 minutes)


The Battle of Song: A Northern Tale of Magic

See The Songs of Power


The Boy Who Wanted the Willies

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage

About the Story
Deleted Scenes
Alternate Endings
Fun With Writing


The Calabash Kids: A Tale of Tanzania

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage

About the Story
Photo: The Calabash Kids in Sculpture
Hear the Names


The Christmas Truce

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book

About the Story
Hear Lakes Area Theatre (11 minutes)
Watch the Chamber Readers (11 minutes)


The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

Book Poster: Mi Nuong
About the Story
More About the Story
Hear the Names
Hear the Music (14 seconds)
Hear Aaron Read (2 minutes)


E-F-G


The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

AUDIO—Wisdom and Luck, by Sarah Saulter

Book Poster: The Calif
About the Story
Hear the Names
Hear Aaron Read (3 minutes)
Hear Sarah Saulter Tell (17 minutes)


Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

AUDIO—Wisdom and Luck, by Sarah Saulter

Book Poster #1: Ahmed
Book Poster #2: The Forty Thieves
About the Story
More About the Story
Fun With Writing
Hear the Names
Hear Sarah Saulter Tell (13 minutes)
Watch the Chamber Readers (12 minutes)


The Four Puppets: A Tale of Burma

ONLINE—Story

Hear the Names


The Gifts of Friday Eve: A Tale of Iran

Note: “The Magic of Mushkil Gusha” is an older title of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater

About the Story
Hear the Names


The Gifts of the Grasscutter: A Tale of India and Pakistan

Note: “The Gifts of Wali Dad” is an older title of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

AUDIO—A People With One Heart, by Mike Pinder

Book Poster #1: Wali Dad
Book Poster #2: The Peris
About the Story
Hear the Names
Hear Aaron Read (3 minutes)
Hear Mike Pinder Read (12 minutes)


The Gifts of Wali Dad

See The Gifts of the Grasscutter


H-I-J-K


Help! Hilary! Help!

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater

Story Poster: Hilary


The Hidden One: A Native American Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage

About the Story


How Frog Went to Heaven: A Tale of Angola

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese)

About the Story
Hear the Name
Hear the Music (8 seconds)


How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

About the Story
Hear the Names


King o’ the Cats

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book

Story Handout (PDF, 1 page)
Book Poster #1: The King and the Bishop
Book Poster #2: Peter, Father Allen, and Tom
About the Story
More About the Story


Kings for Breakfast!: A Hindu Legend

ONLINE—Story

Hear the Names


L-M


Lady of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic

See The Mountain of Marvels


The Lady of Stavoren: A Dutch Legend

Note: “The Most Precious Thing in the World” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Story (Shorter)

Story Poster #1
Story Poster #2
Hear the Names
Hear the Name (for “The Most Precious Thing in the World” only)


Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese Opera

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Picture Book

VIDEO—Lady White Snake, Pan Asian

Book Poster #1: Lady White, and Blue
Book Poster #2: The Battle
About the Story
About Chinese Opera
Hear the Names


The Legend of Lightning Larry

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Early Reader | Picture Book | Readers on Stage | Stories on Stage

Story Handout (PDF, 1 page)
Book Poster #1: Lightning Larry
Book Poster #2: Evil-Eye McNeevil
Fun With Writing
Hear Aaron Read (2 minutes)
Hear Aaron Read—Whole Story (7 minutes)
Watch the Chamber Readers (8 minutes)


The Legend of Slappy Hooper: An American Tall Tale

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

AUDIO—The Legend of Slappy Hooper, and Other Stories, by Cindy Killavey

Book Poster #1: Slappy Hooper
Book Poster #2: Michael
About the Story
Fun With Writing
Hear Aaron Read (2 minutes)
Hear Cindy Killavey Tell (10 minutes)


The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

Book Poster #1: The Widow and Chen
Book Poster #2: Li-en and Sun Palace
About the Story
Hear the Names


The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa

Note: “No Sons!” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Story (Shorter)

BOOKS—Mini-Novel

Book Poster
About the Story
Hear the Names
Hear the Names (for “No Sons!” only)


The Magic of Mushkil Gusha

See The Gifts of Friday Eve


The Maiden of Northland: A Hero Tale of Finland

See The Songs of Power


The Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Mini-Novel | 13 Scary Ghost Stories, edited by Marianne Carus

Story Poster
Hear the Names


Master Maid: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

Book Poster #1: Master Maid
Book Poster #2: Leif and the Troll
About the Story
More About the Story
How to Say the Name
Deleted Scenes
Fun With Writing
Hear the Name
Hear Aaron Read (2 minutes)


Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

STAGE—If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books, produced by TheatreworksUSA

Book Poster #1: Shadusa
Book Poster #2: Shettu
Book Poster #3: The Woman and the Baby
Book Poster #4: Master Man
Book Poster #5: The Stranger
About the Story
About the Illustrations
Fun With Writing
Hear the Names


The Millionaire Miser: A Buddhist Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese)

About the Story
Hear the Names


Monkey: A Superhero Tale of China

See The Monkey King


The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China

Note: Monkey is the title of the original published version of this story. “Monkey Lives!” is an excerpt.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team)

BOOKS—Mini-Novel

Book Poster
About the Story
More About the Story
Deleted Scenes
Hear the Names


Monkey Lives!

See The Monkey King


Mop Top: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

About the Story


More Than a Match

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

AUDIO—And Once Again . . . , by Ed Stivender (early version) | Frog and Friends, by Mary Garrett

About the Story


The Most Precious Thing in the World

See The Lady of Stavoren


The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic

Note: “Lady of Marvels” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Story (Shorter)

BOOKS—Mini-Novel

Book Poster
About the Story
Hear the Names
Hear the Names (for “Lady of Marvels” only)


Mouse Deer and Tiger
Mouse Deer and Crocodile
Mouse Deer and Farmer

See The Adventures of Mouse Deer


N-O-P


No Sons!: A Superhero Tale of Africa

See The Magic Flyswatter


One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes!: A Very Grimm Fairy Tale

Note: “Two-Eyes” is the original title of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book

Book Poster #1: Two-Eyes and the Old Woman
Book Poster #2: One-Eye and Three-Eyes
About the Story
Hear the Music (9 seconds)


Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Readers on Stage


The Prince Who Had Everything: The Legend of the Buddha

ONLINE—Story

Hear the Names


The Princess and the God: A Tale of Ancient India

Note: “Savitri” is an older title of this story.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage | Stories on Stage (1st Edition)

MUSIC—Savitri, by 2002

Book Poster #1: Savitri and Satyavan
Book Poster #2: Yama
About the Story
More About the Story
Hear the Names
Hear Aaron Read (2 minutes)


The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

Book Poster: Mikko and the Princess Mouse
About the Story
Deleted Scenes
Hear the Music (22 seconds)


Q-R-S-T


Quackling

ONLINE—Story

About the Story


Savitri

See The Princess and the God


The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Traditional Chinese) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage

MUSIC—Lateral Lines, by Bruce Paine

Book Poster #1: Sadko
Book Poster #2: The Sea King
Book Poster #3: Volkhova, Sadko, and the Sea King
About the Story
Deleted Scenes
Hear the Names
Hear Aaron Read (2 minutes)


Skeeter and the Weasels

Note: For the sequel to this story, see “Skeeter Saves the World.”

ONLINE—Story


Skeeter Saves the World

Note: This is the sequel to “Skeeter and the Weasels.”

ONLINE—Story


The Songs of Power: A Northern Tale of Magic

Note: The Maiden of Northland is the picture book version of this story. “The Battle of Song” is an excerpt.

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team) | Storytelling

BOOKS—Mini-Novel | Picture Book

Book Poster #1 (Songs)
Book Poster #2 (Songs)
Book Poster #1 (Maiden): Vainamoinen
Book Poster #2 (Maiden): Louhi
About the Story
More About the Story
Hear the Names
Hear the Names (for “The Battle of Song” only)
Hear Aaron Read (3 minutes)


The Swan Knight: A Medieval Legend

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Mini-Novel

Story Poster
Hear the Names


Timothy Tolliver and the Bully Basher

BOOKS—Chapter Book

Book Poster
About the Story


Two-Eyes

See One-Eye! Two-Eyes! Three-Eyes!


U-V-W-X-Y-Z


The War Prayer

By Mark Twain

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater | Reader’s Theater (Team)

About the Story
More About the Story


When the Twins Went to War: A Fable of Far East Russia

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

About the Story
Hear the Names


Which Shoes Do You Choose?

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater


The Wicked Girl: A Tale of Turkey

ONLINE—Story | Storytelling

About the Story


The Wings of the Butterfly: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest

ONLINE—Story

Hear the Names