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A new Reader's Theater Edition has been added to my Web site at:

RTE #39 ~ The Giant's Wife: A Tall Tale of Ireland
Told by William Carleton

When Fin MacCool is threatened by another giant, only his wife's wits 
might save him.

         GENRE: Folktales, tall tales, legends
         CULTURE: Irish
         THEME: Wits vs. power, heroines
         READERS: 7
         READER AGES: 9-15
         TIME: 10 minutes

This script comes also in a "Team" version for four readers.

And for Halloween, don't forget my RTE #36, "King o' the Cats," in 
both standard and Team versions. These have been newly revised, 
bringing the age level down to 8-12.

 From my home page, click on Aaron's RT Page, then on Reader's Theater
Editions. As always, the scripts can be freely copied and performed 
for any educational, noncommercial purpose.

Here is a full list of scripts now in the series. All stories are my 
own, unless noted.

  1. "The Legend of Lightning Larry"
  2. "The Legend of Slappy Hooper: An American Tall Tale"
  3. "Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India"
  4. "Resthaven," by Nancy Farmer, from The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
  5. "The War Prayer," by Mark Twain
  6. "The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad"
  7. "The Gifts of Wali Dad: A Tale of India and Pakistan"
  8. "Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer"
  9. "The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale"
10. "The Battle of Song: A Hero Tale of Finland," from The Maiden of Northland
11. "The Calabash Kids: A Tale of Tanzania"
12. "The Hidden One: A Native American Legend"
13. "Master Maid: A Tale of Norway"
14. "The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend"
15. "The Millionaire Miser: A Buddhist Fable"
16. "How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend"
17. "Count Alaric's Lady," by Barbara Leonie Picard
18. "The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend"
19. "How Frog Went to Heaven: A Tale of Angola"
20. "The Magic of Mushkil Gusha: A Tale of Iran"
21. "Help! Hilary! Help!"
22. "Which Shoes Do You Choose?"
23. "Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
24. "Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran"
25. "When the Twins Went to War: A Fable of Far East Russia"
26. "The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China"
27. "Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria"
28. "Mop Top: A Tale of Norway"
29. "The Borrower and the Boy," by Mary Norton, from The Borrowers
30. "The Boy Who Wanted the Willies"
31. "The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland"
32. "Three Sideways Stories From Wayside School," by Louis Sachar
33. "More Than a Match"
34. "The Christmas Truce"
35. "The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Tales of Indonesia and Malaysia"
36. "King o' the Cats"
37. "Monkey Lives!: A Superhero Tale of China"
38. "Captain Cully," by Peter S. Beagle, from The Last Unicorn
39. "The Giant's Wife: A Tall Tale of Ireland," by William Carleton

Aaron Shepard
Olympia, Washington

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