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Friday, August 17, 2012


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT


Would you like to give yourself or someone you care  about (adult, adolescent or young child) a very unique , one-of -a -kind gift... for a birthday, anniversary, or any other special day? Would you want to give yourself or someone you care about a gift...to make an ordinary day special?

 YOU CAN ORDER A SONG OR IMPROVISED INSTRUMENTAL....ANY STYLE (classical, jazz, rag, country, blues, spiritual and more produced to order)


 FROM BERNIE KATZMAN.  CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE:


CLICK ON "BLOG" FOR ORDER DETAILS
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INTRODUCTION 
TO THE STORIES BLOG

For easiest navigation, please see the Menu
on the  right sidebar or at the bottom of this page
 



This blog is now entirely devoted to the stories that I've written. Many of the stories are for children,some for an older audience. Some of the stories are presented on youtube...story and songs...and are labeled. 

I EVEN DID AN ABSTRACT STORY ON YOUTUBE.
IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT THAT IS:
CLICK
For all of my youtubes
click for the blog
or

 

  I want to express my appreciation to some very talented people:

Josh Katzman-- who has done a wonderful job at the narration and songs, and who has done some of the technical work for the youtubes. Josh also recorded the song that you are hearing: Music by Bernie Katzman with Susan Maskin; lyrics by Susan Maskin.

Bernie Katzman- who plays the background music for the youtubes, arranges and performs many songs connected with the stories. He wrote the music with Susan Maskin that you are hearing now.

Max Katzman- who has done some of the technical work for the youtubes.

Mindy Katzman - whose love , dedication and brilliant ideas is an inspiration to all of us.



I rewrote the Chicken Little (originally Henny Penny) story to give it a happier ending. There are two versions:
 Picture Book version   and an "Erudite" edition..(one for anyone who wishes to learn sophisticated vocabulary... especially students  studying for the SAT exam.)


 





Introduction

STORIES ON YOUTUBE

Click the titles below, or for a general list:

Click here for Josh Katzman's youtube account


1-THE LITTLE RED HEN- a story about responsibility2-BUANA KIFARU'S BIG FOOT- a story about not being a snob3-ONE HILL IS ENOUGH..- a story about not being greedy4-MONSTERS VISIT THE VALLEY- a tolerance story

5-BUANA SIMBA'S PRIDE- a story about humility and fairmindedness

WRITTEN STORIES
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a new version in rhyme of this old English folktale--click below to hear and see the story narrated by storyteller,
Josh Katzman on youtube:


THE SONG AS A SING-A-LONG



In storybook form:
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Silly Buana Kifaru--thinks that only big animals are worth his time. He soon learns an important lesson when a small animal is the only one who can help him. Click below to hear and see the story narrated by storyteller,
Josh Katzman on youtube:




In book form:



This is a story which illustrates the concept, "if you don't have what you want, try to want what you have." It also urges people to think carefully and make up your mind... and stick to the decision carefully
thought out. Click below to hear and see the story narrated by storyteller,
Josh Katzman on youtube:





THE SONG,  as a sing-a-long



THE BILLY GOAT ROCK...
improvisation by Bernie Kaztman--animated


                                       
Story in written form
http://suziejean.com/One.Hill.2./cover.html
Monsters Visit the Valley
a tolerance story

 See what happens to some three-legged green people when some strangers visit.
Click below to hear and see the story narrated by storyteller,
Josh Katzman on youtube:



THE STORY


BUANA SIMBA'S PRIDE


 Buana Simba, (Mr. Lion) thinks he is more important than the other animals.
Does he learn a lesson? Maybe not, but we do.

Click below on the word STORY to hear and see the story narrated by storyteller,
Josh Katzman.


Story

Song: It's Good to be Proud
music by Bernie Katzman and Josh Katzman

 lyrics by Susan Maskin
performed by Josh Katzman 




a new version in rhyme of this old English folktale--click below to hear and see the story narrated by storyteller,
Josh Katzman on youtube, or click on the title above to read the story yourself.


THE STORY-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNft2M-P6aQ&feature=related
THE SONG AS A SING-A-LONG
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrS9eFnyNmc&feature=related 


In storybook form:
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