Linda Gorham | Common Sense & Uncommon Fun

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Common Sense & Uncommon Fun

by Linda Gorham

Linda is known for her dynamic, exciting, and even zany multicultural folktales and character stories updated with "attitude."
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Storytelling
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  Song Share Time Download
1. . . . A Looooooong Time Ago!
0:54 $0.99
2. Common Sense
8:14 $0.99
3. The Mr. & The Mrs.
4:05 $0.99
4. Samuel Horaldo Jonathan Drew
7:02 $0.99
5. Pai & Kwan
10:45 $0.99
6. Cornbread Man
13:07 $0.99
7. Nobody Could Believe It
8:28 $0.99
8. Help Me Mama
8:34 $0.99
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Album Notes
FOUR-time national award winner, Linda Gorham tells imaginative multicultural folktales are fun, full of energy, and designed to enhance the love of reading and the joy of storytelling. Linda's stories also reinforce values and spark the imagination. In her many live performances, Linda is known for her participation stories. Sooooooo, even when listening to this CD, get ready to chant, get ready to move, get ready for fun! And . . . of course . . . be prepared, even old folktales, when told by Linda, are updated with "attitude!"

"Common Sense and Uncommon Fun" is great for parents, teachers and schools seeking to emphasize important character traits such as respect for others, caring for our environment, using common sense, and more. And the best part - Linda does all of this important teaching without "preaching!" This CD is fun for all - kids AND adults - what a concept!

Hot news! "Common Sense and Uncommon Fun" has received FOUR national awards for excellence! Wow! Check out these web sites:

2004 Parent's Choice Award

2004 iParenting Media Award

2004 NAPPA National Parenting Publications Award

2005 Storytelling World Magazine
From the National Storytelling Network

Linda performs nationally year-round as a professional storyteller. She has been featured many times on television, most notably on Chicago's WTTW, Channel 11 show, "Arts Across Illinois."

And just in case, you didn't know . . . Linda is known as "the storyteller with the gold shoes."



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Parent\'s Choice Awards

A delightful thread of tongue-in-cheek humor with messages about behavior.
These adapted traditional folktales (and one of Gorham’s original stories) all have a delightful thread of tongue-in-cheek humor running parallel with messages about logic and behavior . . . Gorham’s voice provides a calm and soothing element to the stories.

Doreen Beyah

Thanks to your CD, I have a changed class!
I bought your CD and listened to it with my children and shared it with my classroom. I am a Special Education Teacher with Chicago Public Schools. I took over an intermediate level Special Ed. classroom when the MANY behavior issues sent the regular teacher out on an early maternity leave. Since listening to your folktales and discussing their meaning and discussing the thoughts of the students after listening, I HAVE A CHANGED CLASS!!! The number one behavior problem student is now the biggest advocate for making good decisions and promoting other to do the same. I pray that your words will continue to ignite right thinking and better behavior for my students, because the change in and outside the classroom has been remarkable. Please let me know if you have other CD's. I would love to purchase them. Thank you so much and may God continue to Bless you with your wonderful gift of storytelling!

Edie Armstrong

This CD is fresh, engaging and has wonderful 'not preachy' messages!
Linda, I'm so proud of you, girl! The CD is fresh, engaging, and allows for uninhibited participation from wherever you are. Plus it has wonderful messages that all children (and adults as well) should give serious consideration to, but it is not 'preachy' in its approach. Your CD is also full of images and recollections that listeners -- cross culturally -- will be able to connect with.

The story about Samuel, Horaldo, Jonathan Drew had my nieces cracking up and going UGH every time there was mention of the ‘distinctive’ taste combinations. And of course, wasn’t that the intention?

It's a delightful work.

Clare Paskiet

I hope you win many awards because the CD is EXCELLENT!

Leanne Johnson

Common Sense & Uncommon Fun is Uncommonly Great!
Common Sense & Uncommon Fun is a great product. It looks tremendous, sounds terrific, and gives listeners a small taste of storyteller Linda Gorham that will leave them wanting more. Listeners both young of age and young of heart will revel in this collection of lively, thoughtful, and uncommonly joyous stories!