Books & CDs - Imagined Worlds

By: Imagined Worlds  05-Apr-2012

Audio CDs

Is your Dad was a dragon catcher? Have you ever tried fishing in the sky for something you really love, how dangerous can shopping be and when is the most important time? Discover the age old tradition of storytelling made new in this delightful collection of original stories.
Best suited for children 5 years plus.

"Gaia has a necklace and on it are four beads," begins the story. This collection of stories explores the four elements, earth, air, fire and water and our relationship to them.
Best suited for children aged 3-7 years.

On an island grows a magical tree. In its branches rests a nest filled with eggs. If you take an egg and listen well inside each egg is a story to tell. A collection of traditional stories from around the world.
Best suited for children 4 years plus.

A collection of 'funked up fox tales'. Old favourites such as Chicken Licken and the Gingerbread man as you've never heard them before, rub whiskers with the delightful Lishka the fox from the Czech Republic.
Best suited for children 3 years plus.

A sack of stories guaranteed to delight younger audiences. Meet Lulu and her bedtime menagerie, hear why stones are storytellers, discover the secret of the apple and laugh out loud at the foolishness of lazy Jack.
Recommended for those 3 years plus.

Teaching Resources

Can Jill win her bucket back from an enterprising bird? Will Mrs Wash-a-lot persuade the wind to 'not blow so hard'? A collection of ten process dramas filled with song, dance and story, and helpful advice on engaging children with their imagined worlds.
Suitable for those working with children 3 - 8 years.

A collection of twelve playful movement stories grounded in practical advice and the theory of conceptual movement exploration. Dance the stories of the gingerbread man, the magic play dough and the ever popular mouse foot stories.
Suitable for those working with children 3 - 8 years.

Tanya shares her stories and skills as a storyteller who specializes in working with children ages 3 - 7 years. A valuable teaching resource for those who want to learn or develop confidence in storytelling and story making with young children.
Suitable for teachers and parents.

Books & CDs

Tanya shares her delight of the unseen world in this collection of stories, poems and lore, all about faeries.  These stories celebrate the cunning and slightly more edgy world of the fey, their connection with the natural world and their obsession with cakes!
Recommended for those 5 years plus.

Humans are always wishing and wanting. If given a wish, what would you wish for? Tanya credits her retelling of this story to Irish seanachai Eibhis De Barra who told her this tale on the magical isle of Cape Clear, Ireland.
Recommended for those 5 years plus.

It starts with a dream and ends in true love. This northern tale of princesses, bear kings, trolls and a golden crown twines three traditional tales together in a unique and intriguing retelling.
Recommended for those 7 years plus.

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The Time of Your Life

This is my first collection of original stories In these stories, classic characters of the "wonder tale" - dragons, pirate princesses, faeries and monsters are fused with modern life, creating a world of magical realism. We hope as you listen, that the words and music will conjure a place of curiosity and delight, as you enjoy the age old tradition made new, the telling of and listening to a story.


Elemental - Imagined Worlds

Elemental has been created in response to the ever-decreasing opportunities many children have to play and grow up in natural environments and to listen to stories. Written versions of this story can be found in Eric Maddern's picture book 'Rainbow Bird' and Kevin Crossley Hollands, 'Young Oxford Book of Folk Tales'.


The Fairytale Tree - Imagined Worlds

This tale from Andalusia asks us all that binding question - Do we live a life that's safe, or do we take a risk for something precious. This story gives you a story to help pass those long hot summer nights, when mosquitos buzz and bite. On that island grows a magical tree, and cradled in its branches is a nest holding the story eggs. I first heard this story in Scotland but later discovered it was an old Chinese story.


Box of Foxes - Imagined Worlds

Chicken Licken's hasty mistake spells disaster for his feathered friends when Foxy promises them a short cut to find the King. People have been asking us for years to record our take on this Afro-American storytelling chant. You've heard of putting the fox amongst the chickens - well here's one rooster in a box of foxes. Horses, chickens, a hungry old woman and an alien all want a nibble of that gingerbread man.


The Story Sack - Imagined Worlds

If we listen to the stones they can tell us all that is secret, all that is sacred and all of our stories. A lively tale explaining why it is that we must all share our stories. Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack the Giant Killer, Jack and Jill.