Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brian "Fox" Ellis  

Pen Name: 

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Born: in Toledo, Ohio


-- Website -- http://www.foxtalesint.com
-- Brian Fox Ellis on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=brian+fox+ellis

E-Mail: -- foxtales@foxtalesint.com


Illinois Connection

Brian Fox Ellis lives in Peoria, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Brian "Fox" Ellis is an internationally renowned storyteller, author, educator, and naturalist. He has been travelling the world collecting and telling stories for more than 30 years. He has published more than a dozen books and a dozen CDs of stories and poetry. He has written, produced and performed in several one man shows portraying historical scientists and authors, including Charles Darwin, John James Audubon, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman. Fox is the artistic director and co-founder of ''Prairie Folklore Theatre'', a touring company that celebrates regional history through musical theatre. He has helped to write and host a television series, "Tell Me A Story", and recently finished his first documentary film, "Voices For the River".


Awards

''The Web at Dragonfly Pond'' won the National Conservation Education Book of the Year award

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact the author via:

'''Fox Tales International'''

P.O. Box 210

Bishop Hill, IL 61419

(309) 689-8000

Selected Titles At Your Library

Charles Darwin and his revolutionary idea /
ISBN: 1439216363. OCLC Number: 401403446

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Storyteller and science teacher, Brian "Fox" Ellis, brings the audience into Darwin's world to build a deeper understanding of the scientific process and engage readers in a discussion of the facts so they can draw their own conclusions.

Content area reading, writing, and storytelling :
ISBN: 1591587018. OCLC Number: 232327420

Teachers Ideas Press,. .

"Through a balance of pedagogy and practice, Ellis gives teachers the skills and confidence they need to become better storytellers. The book includes dozens of great stories and classroom-tested lesson plans to help students improve reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. With better reading skills, students' ability to learn content will improve. By telling their own stories, students will also learn creative writing strategies."--Jacket.

I believe :
ISBN: 0830819460. OCLC Number: 38862603

InterVarsity Press,. .

Learning from the land :
ISBN: 1563085631. OCLC Number: 540607218

Teacher Ideas Press,. .

Travel through time and enter the worlds of molecules and woolly mammoths through engaging stories that breathe life into the dry bones of geologic history. From plate tectonics and mineral cycles to metamorphosis and reproductive cycles, these stories, whether used for read-alouds or silent reading, make abstract scientific concepts concrete and palpable. Extension activities focus on scientific facts, concepts, and methodology. The integrative approach of hands-on science and creative-writing lesson plans helps students explore ideas and reflect the depth of their learning.

Learning from the land :
ISBN: 1598849182. OCLC Number: 774295820

Libraries Unlimited,. .

Singing up the sun swimming through the moon /
ISBN: 1450500692. OCLC Number: 774692500

Fox Tales International,. .

The web at Dragonfly Pond /
ISBN: 158469078X. OCLC Number: 61881024

Dawn Publications,. .

A boy goes fishing with his father and describes the interrelationships among the insects and animals he encounters, from the mosquito that bites him to the dragonflies, bullfrogs, and fish that he finally catches and eats. Includes facts about wetland species in the story.