Heather Forest, a 20-year veteran professional storyteller, says,"I became a storyteller as a direct extension of singing old folk ballads which contained tales." Early in her career, she began to create contemporary versions of traditional folktales from around the world. Forest created The Animals Could Talk for family audiences."This [collection] has many levels, from simple plot to catchy melodies, to underlying political commentary. It can be enjoyed by adults and children together." Among the 19 Aesop's Fables included are "The Ox and the Frog", "The Oak and the Bramble", "A Father, a Son, and a Donkey", "Look Before You Leap", "A Bundle of Sticks", and "Beautiful as You Are."
©1994 Heather Forest; (P)1994 August House Publishers, Inc.