Born: 1943 in Denver, Colorado
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Plesant recieved a BS and MS from Southern Illinois University. Biography: Pleasant DeSpain has taught speech, literature, and drama at university and in public schools, has written, produced, and hosted an award-winning television program on KING-TV in Seattle, and was officially proclaimed 'Seattle's Resident Storyteller' by the mayor.
Plesant DeSpain on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=plesant+despain
|Eleven nature tales :
ISBN: 0874834589 OCLC: 33862000 August House Publishers, Little Rock, Ark. : 1996. Herein are eleven ancient stories that address the natural elements and their relationships to each other.
|Sweet land of story :
ISBN: 087483600x OCLC: 44868917 August House, Little Rock, AR : 2000. Thirty-six true, tall, and traditional tales, primarily from the nineteenth century or earlier, selected by a professional storyteller and divided by the region of the United States from which they originated.
|Tales of cats /
ISBN: 0874837138 OCLC: 52251118 August House Publishers, Little Rock, Ark. : 2003. Contains a 'catty' collection of folktales from around the world.
|Tales of enchantment /
ISBN: 0874837111 OCLC: 52418104 August House Publishers, Little Rock, Ark. : 2003. Contains a magical collection of folktales from around the world.
|Tales of heroes /
ISBN: 0874836662 OCLC: 50041533 August House, Little Rock, Ark. : 2002. A collection of folktales from around the world that brings local heroes to life.
|Tales of holidays /
ISBN: 0874836670 OCLC: 49681461 August House, Little Rock, Ark. : ©2002. Contains a collection of folktales from around the world that depicts how various holidays are celebrated.
|Tales of insects /
ISBN: 0874836689 OCLC: 50064868 August House, Little Rock, Ark. : 2002. A collection of nine traditional tales about insects from various parts of the world, including Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, and Fiji.
|Tales of tricksters /
ISBN: 0874836441 OCLC: 46462734 August House, Little Rock : 2001. These folktales from around the world feature the character known as the trickster, used to inspire the reader to outwit the bullies of the world while creating fun in the process.