Share a Tale: Canadian Stories to Tell to Children and Young Adults


222 pages
Contains Index
ISBN 0-88802-270-0
DDC jC813'01089282




Reviewed by Barbara M. Buetter

Barbara M. Buetter conducts creative-writing workshops for children and
is the author of Simple Puppets from Everyday Materials.


This companion volume to Storytellers’ Rendezvous and Storytellers’
Encore gathers together more than 100 Canadian stories, some from the
oral tradition. Simply told and fairly short, the stories are divided
into seven categories: Anecdotes and Tall Tales, Poetry, Eerie Tales,
Modern Tales, True Tales, Traditional Tales, and Tales from the First
Nations. Preceding each tale are brief notes on sources, estimated
telling time, and suggested audience age. Also included are a name and
title index, an extensive subject index, a list of storytelling
resources, and suggested further reading.

While the overall layout is appealing, the setting of blue type on
off-white paper does not always make for comfortable reading.
Nevertheless, Share a Tale is a valuable resource for professional
storytellers and anyone with an interest in sharing stories with
children. Recommended.


Aubrey, Irene, and Louise McDiarmid., “Share a Tale: Canadian Stories to Tell to Children and Young Adults,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed December 3, 2023,