Telling Stories to Your Child and Author Martine Leavitt
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 13
- May 28, 2016 5:00 pm
- 28:28 mins
Telling Stories to Your Child (2:59) When you tuck your child in at night – do you read to them or make-up your own stories? Rachel talks to librarian, Mark H. Pulham about the importance of reading or telling stories to children. Don’t worry about making it a theatrical production. Just be you. The most important thing, he says, is that you’re spending time with them. Mark is a librarian and puppeteer at the Orem, Utah Public Library. He uses these talents, along with storytelling and acting, every year at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival in Orem, Utah. Mark Pulham is also co-author of Dressing the Naked Hand: The World’s Greatest Guide to Making, Staging, and Performing with Puppets. Author: Martine Leavitt (14:28) Next, Rachel visits with author Martine Leavitt about her journey to becoming a writer, and how she develops her stories and characters. Martine is an award-winning author of books for young adults, with her most recent book being Calvin. Other titles include: My Book of Life by Angel, Keturah and Lord Death, and Tom Finder. Favorite Childhood Book (24:53) And, Rob Driggs, a pre-med student and announcer on Classical 89 Radio in Provo, Utah talks about books that have made a lifelong impression.