Author: Performance by Margaret Read MacDonald and Richard Scholtz
Voice and auto-harp/dulcimer duets. Lively, playful fare. Fun to expand into singing, dancing, creative drama. Includes the picture book stories, Fat Cat (Denmark) [Listen to sample] and Mabela the Clever (Limba, Sierra Leone), as well as several stories from Shake-it-up Tales: "Little Old Woman Who Hated Housework" (Scotland); "Conejito" (Panama); "Little Boy Frog and Little Boy Snake"(Ekoi); "Miera, Miera, Meow" (France) and "Telesik" (Ukraine).
"Margaret Read MacDonald joins forces with musician Richard Scholtz to tell seven folktales from seven countries with verve and enthusiasm" ...School Library Journal
"Author and storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald, accompanied by Richard Scholtz on dulcimer and autoharp animatedly reads seven international folktales. ...A solid addition to storytelling collections." ...Booklist
"The soft strumming of an autoharp played by Richard Scholtz and the lilting, melodic voice of Margaret MacDonald combine to provide an engaging media for storytelling. ... Sure to become a family favorite." ...KLIATT
"MacDonald's ...rhyming refrains, combined with Sholtz's lively, lilting music, leave the listener humming long after the CD has stopped playing." ...AudioFile