Storyteller ||Tanya Batt |
Musician ||Craig Denham |
For the last twenty years I have worked retelling traditional stories and sharing
them with thousands of children all over the world. 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. At the heart of this world is the imaginative life of the
Musician Craig Denham has audibly illustrated these stories with his enchanting
and often humorous musical scores. 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.
The Time of Your Life
The gift of a watch, sets Ben's mind ticking. What is time? How much time do we
get? And when is the most important time?
My Dad's a Dragon Catcher
Friendly one-up-man-ship sees Toby creating a story of fantastical proportions.
But Toby discovers that there's more than one way to catch a dragon.
The South Pacific Pirate Princess
A lazy day at the beach turns into a perilous adventure. Or does it?
A Faery Strange Day
This old tale made new reminds us that you have to be careful what you wish for,
because sometimes your wishes just might come true (and with a side serving of
Scary Dragon.s in the Orchard
On a balmy summer evening, the timeless game of hide and go seek is played.
Who will hide and who will hunt? Let the counting begin!
The Terrible Queue
A misunderstanding leads Sam down the "wrong" aisle. As Sam's imaginings grow
so do the shop monsters. You had no idea shopping could be so dangerous!
When the fish on Jake's favourite shirt go missing, Jakes' family are full of advice.
Jake discovers honesty is most likely to catch you that slippery fish.
This album was created with the generous assistance of Creative New Zealand.