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Recordings and Books

Gifts Galore!
For you, your friends, your neighbors, your kin, your favorite school, your carpool, your preacher, your teacher, your library, your daycare, anyone, anywhere …

Teachers, to see ideas for using these stories in your classroom, go here.

Compact Discs

Sisters All. . . and One Troll
Winner of 2007 Storytelling World Award for Storytelling Recordings
Winner of a 2006 iParenting Media Award
Winner of a 2006 Parents’ Choice Gold Award

Tales of active heroines, “Kate Crackernuts,” “Three Sisters and the Troll,” and “Eleven Cinderellas.” To hear excerpts from this CD, click here.

Alligators, Bees, & Surprise, Oh My! Folktales Revived!

Eight stories – “The Bun,” “Jack and the Wish Giver,” “Coyote’s Tail,” “The King and His Advisor,” “Drakestail,” “The Poor Man and the Rich Man’s Purse,” “1000 Ideas,” and “Rabbit and the Alligators.”
Yes, some of you may already have these stories on Mary’s audiocassettes. Remember audiocassettes? They’ve about died out. So, here are the stories – revived! To hear excerpts from this CD, click here.


Haunting Tales

Spooky stories - "Sam'l (and the Graveyard Worm)," "The Tailypo," "Promises to Keep," "The Beaded Bag," "The Men in the Open Grave," "Sop Doll," "Mr. Fox" and "The Woman in Brown."
To hear excerpts from this CD, click here.

"Hamilton's vocal special effects are excellent. Her voice changes for different characters bring them to life. Her 'special sounds' (animals, groans, screeches, etc.) are spooky and fun."
School Library Journal review of "Haunting Tales"

Some Dog and Other Kentucky Wonders
A variety of tales true to Kentucky's narrative traditions - "The Farmer's Smart Daughter," "Lazy Jack," "Some Dog," "Stormwalker," "Jeff Rides the Rides" and "Jump Rope Kingdom."
Listen to an excerpt from "Jump Rope Kingdom" here. To hear excerpts from this CD, click here.

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Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies by Mary Hamilton
Kentucky Folktales CoverA book of stories Mary tells, plus stories about the art of storytelling.
"This book functions on two levels...great stories which will be fun for the casual reader…along with in depth notes showing how
a contemporary storyteller…Mary Hamilton…shapes a tale for telling. Lovers of story will find a lot to delight them in this book. And Kentucky story lovers will just want to grab it and take it home with them to keep!"—Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald, author of Ten Traditional Tellers


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Mary Hamilton, Professional Storyteller
65 Springhill Road, Frankfort, KY 40601-9211
: 1-502-223-4523