Aaron Shepard
Aaron’s Geography Index

Here is a geographic guide to Aaron Shepard’s stories and scripts, both online and off. Use it to quickly locate works related to a specific region or country. All listed works by other authors have been adapted by Aaron.

Note: Links to online formats or book info take you to different parts of this site.


General


The Christmas Truce

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book |


England


King o’ the Cats

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book |


Robin Hood

BOOKS — | Graphic Novel |


How Tom Beat Captain Najork

By Russell Hoban

Note: This script was previously called “How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen.”

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage |


Ireland


The Giant’s Wife: A Tall Tale of Ireland

Told by William Carleton

ONLINE — | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) |


Wales


The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic

Note: “Lady of Marvels” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE — | Story | | Story (Shorter) |

BOOKS — | Mini-Novel |


France


Quackling: A Feathered Fairy Tale

ONLINE — | Story |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Coloring Book |


Germany


One‑Eye! Two‑Eyes! Three‑Eyes!: A Very Grimm Fairy Tale

Note: “Two‑Eyes” is the original title of this story.

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book |


The Swan Knight: A Medieval Legend

ONLINE — | Story |

BOOKS — | Mini-Novel |


Netherlands


The Lady of Stavoren: A Dutch Legend

Note: “The Most Precious Thing in the World” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE — | Story | | Story (Shorter) |


General


The Fools of Chelm

By Steve Sanfield
From The Feather Merchants, and Other Tales of the Fools of Chelm

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage |


Russia (European)


The Sea King’s Daughter: A Russian Legend

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Coloring Book | | Folktales on Stage |

MUSIC — | Lateral Lines |


Norway


Master Maid: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |


Mop Top: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |


The Master of Masters: A Tale of Norway

ONLINE — | Story |


Sweden


Lars, My Lad!: A Tale of Sweden

ONLINE — | Story |


The Harvest That Never Came: A Swedish Legend

ONLINE — | Story |


Finland


The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |


The Songs of Power: A Northern Tale of Magic

Note: The Maiden of Northland is the picture book version of this story. “The Battle of Song” is an excerpt.

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Mini-Novel | | Picture Book |


Denmark


I Know What I Know: A Tale of Denmark

ONLINE — | Story |


Nigeria & West Africa


Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |


Talk

By Harold Courlander & George Herzog
From The Cow-Tail Switch, and Other West African Stories

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage |


Congo


The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa

Note: “No Sons!” is the shorter version of this story.

ONLINE — | Story | | Story (Shorter) |

BOOKS — | Mini-Novel |


Angola


How Frog Went to Heaven: A Tale of Angola

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |


Tanzania


The Calabash Kids: A Tale of Tanzania

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Folktales on Stage |


Zimbabwe


Resthaven

By Nancy Farmer
From The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

ONLINE — | Reader’s Theater |


Tapiwa’s Uncle

By Nancy Farmer
From Do You Know Me

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage |


General & Arabia


Abraham and the Idols: An Islamic Legend

ONLINE — | Story |


The Stone in the Temple: An Islamic Legend

ONLINE — | Story |


Turkey


The Wicked Girl: A Tale of Turkey

ONLINE — | Story | | Storytelling |


Iraq


The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |

AUDIO — | Wisdom and Luck |


Iran


Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |

AUDIO — | Wisdom and Luck |


The Gifts of Friday Eve: A Tale of Iran

Note: “The Magic of Mushkil Gusha” is an older title of this story.

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |


India & Pakistan


The Princess and the God: A Tale of Ancient India

Note: Princess of India is the picture book version of this story. “Savitri” is an older title of both the story and the picture book.

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage | | Stories on Stage (1st Edition) |

MUSIC — | Savitri |


The Gifts of the Grasscutter: A Tale of India and Pakistan

Note: “The Gifts of Wali Dad” is an older title of this story.

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |

AUDIO — | A People With One Heart |


Kings for Breakfast!: A Hindu Legend

ONLINE — | Story |


The Prince Who Had Everything: The Legend of the Buddha

ONLINE — | Story |


How Violence Is Ended: A Buddhist Legend

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |


The Millionaire Miser: A Buddhist Fable

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |


General


Earth Shake! House Break!

ONLINE — | Story |


Mr. Bim’s Bamboo

By Carol Farley

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage |


China


The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China

Note: Monkey is the title of the original published version of this story. “Monkey Lives!” is an excerpt.

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) |

BOOKS — | Mini-Novel |


Lady White Snake: A Tale From Chinese Opera

ONLINE — | Story |

BOOKS — | Picture Book |

VIDEO — | Lady White Snake |


The Magic Brocade: A Tale of China

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |


The Jade Stone: A Chinese Folktale

By Caryn Yacowitz

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage |


Japan


The Man Who Sang to Ghosts: A Japanese Legend

ONLINE — | Story |

BOOKS — | Mini-Novel | | 13 Scary Ghost Stories |


The Boy Who Drew Cats: A Tale of Japan

ONLINE — | Story |


Korea


The Story Spirits: A Tale of Korea

ONLINE — | Story |


Russia (Far East)


When the Twins Went to War: A Fable of Far East Russia

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |


Burma (Myanmar)


The Four Puppets: A Tale of Burma

ONLINE — | Story |


Vietnam


The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |


Indonesia & Malaysia


The Adventures of Mouse Deer: Favorite Folk Tales of Southeast Asia

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Early Reader | | Folktales on Stage |


Too-too-moo and the Giant: A Tale of Indonesia

ONLINE — | Story |


United States


The Legend of Lightning Larry

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Readers on Stage | | Stories on Stage |


The Legend of Slappy Hooper: An American Tall Tale

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Folktales on Stage |

AUDIO — | The Legend of Slappy Hooper |


The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) | | Reader’s Theater (Spanish) | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Picture Book | | Coloring Book | | Readers on Stage | | Folktales on Stage |


The War Prayer

By Mark Twain

ONLINE — | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Team) |


Casey at the Bat

By Ernest Lawrence Thayer

ONLINE — | Reader’s Theater |


McBroom’s Fourth of July

By Sid Fleischman
From McBroom’s Almanac

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage (1st Edition) |


Jumping Mouse

By Hyemeyohsts Storm
From Seven Arrows

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage (1st Edition) |


Mouse Woman and the Snails

By Christie Harris
From Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses

Note: This script was previously called “The Princess and the Snails.”

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage |


Canada


The Hidden One: A Native American Legend

ONLINE — | Story | | Reader’s Theater | | Reader’s Theater (Trad. Chinese) | | Storytelling |

BOOKS — | Folktales on Stage |


Mexico


The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs

By Deborah Nourse Lattimore

BOOKS — | Stories on Stage (1st Edition) |


General


The Wings of the Butterfly: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest

ONLINE — | Story |




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