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Subject: Reading: Storytelling

Magic Words Series

"Highly Recommended. Viewers of all ages, and especially younger audiences, will delight in the collaborative storytelling technique of Julie Portman and Paul Reisler, whose performance magically draws you in to each story told." -National Media Review
This classic series of ageless folktales from different Click for more

Magic Words Stories 1 & 2

A combined version of 1. Magic Bird and 2. People That Could Fly, starring Julie Portman and Paul Reisler, is available.
1: The Magic Bird (An African Folktale)
Julie Portman and Paul Reisler bring to life a folktale from the continent of Africa. This is the story of a young girl from a poor village in Ghana who sets a bird free instead of killing it for food. The people of girl's village are so angry with her for not killing the bird; they decide to imprison her in a hut. The girl feels lost and hopeless, but the bird remembers the girl's kindness and uses its magic power to help her find her freedom - and true happiness!
2: People That Could Fly (An African American Folktale)
Slavery was one of the darkest social injustices ever experienced in America. Finding hope for freedom had to be a nearly impossible thing for African Americans during that period of our country's history. Julie Portman and Paul Reisler collaborate on this story that reminds us of the heated emotions of those days, but also of the faith and inspiration that lived inside many slaves who steadfastly believed that one day, freedom would come. 04/08DE PIJSCA 30 min.

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