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Here are some of my favorite stories, some of the first stories I learned to tell, and stories easy for you to learn and tell. Check back often for new stories! Send me some of your stories and poems and I might post them here for others to enjoy; simple clip and paste them into Contact Fox. Visit these pages to listen to a story from a few of my CDs or watch a story from one of my performances
 
Over the past few years I have written stories for a wonderful web site, Saint Francis Garden. They have published several stories including Saint Francis and the Birds, The Saint Francis Fountain, and Saint Francis and the Wolf.
 
I have added a few Christmas stories to this wonderful web page Christmas Night Inc.! The first is the story of the first nativity, Saint Francis and the Manger. The second is an essay on Santa Kneeling at the Alter and the third one explores some of the characters you might meet in a Nativity Set, Who is Welcome in His House.
 

HISTORY

Mathias Stritt - Civil War Story

 

FOLKTALES

RATS!!! - This is my Midwestern adaptation of an old pre-Aesop, Jataka Tale, Two Friends, retold.

A Cobbler's Christmas - A European Folktale Retold

Oisin in Tier na Nog An Irish Story for St. Patrick's Day

The Puka and the Piper - An Irish story collected by Yeats

Grandma Turtle - A Shawnee Creation Story written as a Script

The Paisa - An Illinois River Monster!

Mon-daw-min – an Ojibwa Story about the Coming of Corn

Excerpted from my latest book, Content Area Reading Writing and Storytelling

The Walking Catfish

Planting Apple Trees

Groundhog's Tale

The Long Leather Coat

The Big Mouthed Frog

 

PERSONAL NARRATIVES

FAMILY STORIES

GHOST STORIES

BIRD TALES