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Here is a genre guide to Aaron Shepard’s stories and scripts, both online and off. Use it to quickly locate works in specific genres. All listed works by other authors have been adapted by Aaron.

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Folktales & Legends

General | Tall Tales | Trickster Tales | Supernatural Tales
Cinderella Tales | Noodle Tales | Legends


General


The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


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


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


The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend

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

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


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


Master Maid: A Tale of Norway

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

BOOKS—Picture Book | Folktales on Stage


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


Quackling

ONLINE—Story


Lars, My Lad!: A Tale of Sweden

ONLINE—Story


The Calabash Kids: A Tale of Tanzania

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

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage


The Four Puppets: A Tale of Burma

ONLINE—Story


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


Kings for Breakfast!: A Hindu Legend

ONLINE—Story


Mop Top: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


The Millionaire Miser: A Buddhist Legend

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


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

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


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

ONLINE—Story


Too-too-moo and the Giant: A Tale of Indonesia

ONLINE—Story


Tall Tales


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


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


The Master of Masters: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE—Story


The Giant’s Wife: A Tall Tale of Ireland

Told by William Carleton

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


Talk

By Harold Courlander & George Herzog
From The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Trickster Tales


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


How Frog Went to Heaven: A Tale of Angola

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


The Wicked Girl: A Tale of Turkey

ONLINE—Story | Storytelling


Supernatural Tales


King o’ the Cats

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

BOOKS—Picture Book


The Boy Who Wanted the Willies

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

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage


The Boy Who Drew Cats: A Tale of Japan

ONLINE—Story


The Story Spirits: A Tale of Korea

ONLINE—Story


Mouse Woman and the Snails

By Christie Harris
From Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses

Note: This script was previously called “The Princess and the Snails.”

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Cinderella Tales


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


The Hidden One: A Native American Legend

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

BOOKS—Folktales on Stage


Noodle Tales


I Know What I Know: A Tale of Denmark

ONLINE—Story


The Fools of Chelm

By Steve Sanfield
From The Feather Merchants, and Other Tales of the Fools of Chelm

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Legends


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


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)


The Harvest That Never Came: A Swedish Legend

ONLINE—Story


Sacred Stories & Myths

Myths | Traditions | Parables


Myths


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


Traditions


The Prince Who Had Everything: The Legend of the Buddha

ONLINE—Story


Abraham and the Idols: An Islamic Legend

ONLINE—Story


The Stone in the Temple: An Islamic Legend

ONLINE—Story


Parables


How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


World Classics

Hero Tales | Fantasy Classics | Supernatural Classics


Hero Tales


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


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


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


The Swan Knight: A Medieval Legend

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Mini-Novel


Fantasy Classics


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


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


Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese Opera

ONLINE—Story

BOOKS—Picture Book

VIDEO—Lady White Snake, Pan Asian


Supernatural Classics


The Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend

ONLINE—Story

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


Original Stories

Original Tall Tales | Original Fables
Original Fairy Tales | Original “Folktales”
Humor | Fantasy | Science Fiction | Historical Fiction


Original Tall Tales


The Legend of Lightning Larry

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling

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


Help! Hilary! Help!

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater


McBroom’s Fourth of July

By Sid Fleischman
From McBroom’s Almanac

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Original Fables


Earth Shake! House Break!

ONLINE—Story


More Than a Match

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater | Storytelling


Nonny and the Dragon

ONLINE—Story


Mr. Bim’s Bamboo

By Carol Farley

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


The War Prayer

By Mark Twain

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


Jumping Mouse

By Hyemeyohsts Storm
From Seven Arrows

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Original Fairy Tales


Count Alaric’s Lady

By Barbara Leonie Picard
From Selected Fairy Tales

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater


Westwoods

By Eleanor Farjeon
From The Little Bookroom

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Millions of Cats

By Wanda Gag

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Original “Folktales”


The Jade Stone: A Chinese Folktale

By Caryn Yacowitz

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


The Devil and Mother Crump

By Valerie Scho Carey

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Humor


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


Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer

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

BOOKS—Readers on Stage


Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School

By Louis Sachar
From Sideways Stories from Wayside School

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


How Tom Beat Captain Najork

By Russell Hoban

Note: This script was previously called “How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen.”

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Harriet

By Florence Parry Heide
From Tales for the Perfect Child

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Mr. Twit’s Revenge

By Roald Dahl
From The Twits

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


The Kid from the Commercial

By Stephen Manes
From It’s New! It’s Improved! It’s Terrible!

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Tapiwa’s Uncle

By Nancy Farmer
From Do You Know Me

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Fantasy


Timothy Tolliver and the Bully Basher

BOOKS—Chapter Book


The Borrower and the Boy

By Mary Norton
From The Borrowers

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


The Bean Boy

By Monica Shannon
From California Fairy Tales

BOOKS—Stories on Stage


Captain Cully

By Peter Beagle
From The Last Unicorn

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Death’s Dominion

By Piers Anthony
From On a Pale Horse

BOOKS—Stories on Stage (1st Edition)


Science Fiction


Resthaven

By Nancy Farmer
From The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater


Historical Fiction


The Christmas Truce

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

BOOKS—Picture Book


Poetry


Which Shoes Do You Choose?

ONLINE—Story | Reader’s Theater


Casey at the Bat

By Ernest Lawrence Thayer

ONLINE—Reader’s Theater