Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book Trailer Premiere: The Storyteller by Evan Turk

I'm celebrating The Storyteller's book birthday and book trailer with author-illustrator Evan Turk. Congratulations, Evan! Thank you! 


I am very honored to announce the premiere of the trailer for The Storyteller here at Mr. Schu's! The Storyteller is the tale of a young boy in Morocco who inadvertently becomes an apprentice to one of the last master storytellers. Morocco has a nearly one- thousand-year-old tradition of public storytelling that is in danger of dying out. Inspired by this tradition, and the new generation of Moroccans that have taken it upon themselves to keep it alive, I wrote The Storyteller to talk about the power that stories have to nourish us all. I hope you'll enjoy the trailer and check out the book. The trailer features music from a Moroccan Gnawa band based in Brooklyn, InnovGnawa. 



Long, long ago, like a pearl around a grain of sand, the Kingdom of Morocco formed at the edge of the great, dry Sahara. It had fountains of cool, refreshing water to quench the thirst of the desert, and storytellers to bring the people together.

But as the kingdom grew, the people forgot the dangers of the desert, and they forgot about the storytellers, too. All but one young boy, who came to the Great Square for a drink and found something that quenched his thirst even better: wonderful stories. As he listened to the last storyteller recount the Endless Drought, and the Glorious Blue Water Bird, he discovered the power of a tale well told.




Borrow The Storyteller from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops. 

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