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MRM's intent is to create excitement about the art of storytelling. To do this she wishes to involve the entire school in storytelling and to train a few students and teachers in the art. Hopefully some will continue the storytelling long after she is gone.

Assemblies, author chats, and workshops
Sample Day
Book Signing

"The children and staff were mesmerized by your stories. In this age of passive entertainment my heart was warmed to see our children engaged in your tales. What fun for them to sing, chant and otherwise fully and unabashedly participate." ...Marty Robinson, San Juan School District

"I have been doing some debriefing with our students and the vote is unanimous...we love you! Thanks for your energy, talent and humor." ...Kari Weiss, Cascade Elementary, Wenatchee.

"You were a real light for us!"...M.L. VanKirk, teacher, Pioneer Elementary, Sunnyside, Washington

"Margaret is able to communicate her enthusiasm for literature, and expertise in the area of folk tales all with an incredible talent for storytelling. Whether her audience is kindergartners or 6th graders...she can keep them spellbound!"...Greg Waddle, Principal, Frank Love Elementary

"Margaret Read MacDonald enchants children of all ages and cultures with her engaging and authentic storytelling from around the world. More than an entertainer, she invites an intelligent understanding of our multicultural world through wonderful stories."...Madeleine Heide, Principal, Lower Elementary, Hong Kong International School

"I'm glad you came to our school. You put a lot of energy in my body." Ruby, Reedville Elementary, Aloha, Oregon

Click to see MRM telling tales to students in Colorado Springs:
48 min program. MRM tells "Look Back and See", "Great, Smelly Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog", "Conejito", and reads "Fat Cat".