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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dan Keding  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1948 in Chicago, Illinois

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Keding was born in Chicago. He currently resides in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dan Keding is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, musician, and author.


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Titles At Your Library

Stories of Hope and Spirit
ISBN: 0874837278

August House. 2005

Winner of Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award & Storytelling World Award


Throughout history, Eastern Europe has been a battlefield, a crossroads, a place of conflict, and a place of resolution. The folk stories in this collection reflect the region's diversity. Each presents a challenge and models the strength, wit, hope, and courage necessary to overcome them.

They include: "The Three Brothers and the Pot of Gold" from Moldavia when the brothers discover something more precious than treasure

"Nail Soup" from Croatia shows how a small contribution from each community member can blend to create a masterpiece

and in "Strawberries in Winter" from Slovakia, the seasons of the year come to the rescue of an eastern European Cinderella mistreated by her stepmother.

These stories are of Slavic origin, from the Baltic to the Balkans. In today's time of global unease and anxiety, these ancient tales of hope and spirit in times of occupation and uncertainty resonate strongly.

English Folktales (World Folklore (Hardcover))
ISBN: 1591582601

Libraries Unlimited. 2005

This enchanting collection of traditional English folktales reflects the depth and diversity of the folk heritage of Britain, and illustrates the ties between stories, land, and people. The editors present an enticing assortment of more than 50 tales, gathered from practicing storytellers and organized into sections based on broad themes―The Fool in All His Glory, Wily Wagers and Tall Tales, Holy Days and Days of Heroes, and so forth. There's a story for every listener―from Teeny Tiny and The Pixies' Beds for young children to spooky ghost stories and witch tales, such as Wild Edric and Jenny Greenteeth for older readers and listeners. For each tale, the authors cite a region of origin. Like other titles in the series, the book contains background information: notes on the tales, a brief history of England, a map, photographs, a glossary, and a bibliography of sources. Brief biographies of the tellers are also included. All of these elements combine to form an apt resource for read-alouds and programs, an indispensable source for storytellers, and a great research tool for students. All grade levels.

The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Eastern States
ISBN: 1591587271

Libraries Unlimited. 2010

This diverse collection of American folktales and true stories showcases the history and lore of the eastern states.


• Features folklore presented by six nationally known storytellers

• Each chapter/state includes a sub-bibliography that lists sources by title

there is also a general bibliography in the back of the book

• Each chapter/state has its own glossary of terms

The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Western States
ISBN: 159158728X

Libraries Unlimited. 2010

This diverse collection of American folktales and true stories showcases the history and lore of the western states.


• Features folklore presented by four noted storytellers and scholars

• Each chapter/state includes a sub-bibliography that lists sources by title

there is also a general bibliography in the back of the book

• Each chapter/state has its own glossary of terms


Awards

-- Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award and Storytelling World Honor Award