Whether you're an avid storyteller or 'newbie', this new guidebook and DVD set takes you inside the art and magic of making stories come alive for young patrons. From the basics of story structure to planning and performing a story, using props, incorporating gestures, Chasse helps you expand your repertoire and build confidence in your abilities to select stories, engage listeners, and encourage a love of story performance. Chasse covers a wide spectrum of literature genres, including mythology, life-experience tales, legends, family tales, ballads, folk and fairy tales. She also explains storytelling opportunities with unique audiences, including elderly patrons, business patrons, and those in therapeutic settings. You need look no further for great information about digital storytelling, plays, puppetry, copyright issues, online resources, tale activities and more. Plus the DVD will inspire you with examples of storytelling styles by some great tellers.