Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One offers traditional and new original folktales that explore the love, joy and challenges between mothers and children. Perfect for mothers and children to read aloud, or listen to the audiobook by Becky Parker. "The stories are clear, dramatic, inviting and delicious. I love them. This is marvelous work! Bravo!" - Jay O'Callahan, Storyteller, NEA recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award National Storytelling Network.
"Epaminondas," a traditional folktale told to Becky Parker Geist by her mother, is about a boy who tries so hard to please his mother, but can't seem to get it right. "Grandmother Moon and the Homeless Child" is a touching story about searching for home. A little blue bird and a rock child play major roles in "Abuela and the Rock People." And Louisa-May's mischievous little sister Angel causes trouble in "Mama, Angel and the Tree Dragon." In "Strawberry Moon," Mother Moon helps her daughter express herself colorfully.
"The stories are clear, dramatic, inviting and delicious. I love them. This is marvelous work! Bravo!" -- Jay O'Callahan, Storyteller. National Endowment of the Arts recipient. Lifetime Achievement Award National Storytelling Network, Commissioned by NASA to create and perform a story in honor of NASA's fiftieth anniversary
"A delightful collection of lovingly told and affirming stories filled with timeless magical transformations and a traditional humorous folktale -- all addressing the mother-child relationship." -- Ruth Stotter, Past Chairman, American Folklore Society Aesop Committee; Former Director, Dominican University (California) Certificate-in-Storytelling Program