Bibliography of Storytellers
by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith, Photographs by
Lawrence Migdale, Holiday House, New York, 1991. $15.95
This is one of my favorite books on storytellers. It is told from April's
point of view. This ten year old girl lives with her grandparents in the Chochiti Pueblo.
The Chochiti Pueblo is where Helen Cordero started the tradition of
storyteller dolls. April takes us through a typical day and gives us a
great deal of information about her people. She also lets us
peek into special times when her grandfather and grandmother show her
how to make a storyteller.
Storytellers and Other Figurative Pottery
Congdon-Martin, Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, PA 215-696-1001,
This 144 page softback book gives you hundreds of beautiful color photographs
of storytellers. Style, design, color and topic vary widely among the artist
and tribes. This is a great book to gather examples to share with your
students when you decide to have them make their own storytellers. Each
photograph gives the artist name, short discription, size of doll and
art gallery or trading company that has the doll. The last part of the book
has several pages on how to make storytellers showing step by step direction
from gathering the clay all the way to painting your doll.
Pueblo Stories and Storytellers
by Mark Bahti
,Tresture Chest Publications, Inc. 1802 W. Grant Rd. Suite #101
Tucson, AZ 85703, 1988.
This 48 page softback book is filled with beautiful photos of storytellers
and the stories that accompany each doll.A map that shows where most
storytellers are produced is included along with the name of the tribes
that produce these dolls. It gives you hints on how to tell the stories
since they are to be "told" and not "read". It has a suggested reading list
that include many intersting but, hard to find titles. I've included the
with the publisher since it may be difficult to find in most book stores.