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Published by University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
Twenty-six tales written as close as possible to how Mary retells them orally. Each tale followed by commentary about the art, process and practice of storytelling relevant to that particular story. Tale source notes also included.
"Hamilton's book is lively, convincing, unforgettable. This is a book tellers will read again and again, so rich and vivid is its approach." Jo Radner, Past President, National Storytelling Network
"Lovers of story will find a lot to delight them in this book." Margaret Read MacDonald, author of Ten Traditional Tales
Spooky stories -
"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"
Eight stories –
2010 Storytelling World Honor Title for Storytelling Recordings.
A variety of tales true to Kentucky's narrative traditions
(Note: All except “Lazy Jack” are also printed in Mary’s book.)
Tales of active heroines
- 2006 Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award
- 2007 Storytelling World Award Winner for Storytelling Recordings
- Sisters All. . . and One Troll is an honored recipient of an iParenting Media Award.