Zette Harbour | Story Harbour, Vol. 1

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Story Harbour, Vol. 1

by Zette Harbour

Story Harbour is a collection of world tales which delights listeners of all ages who find themselves drawn to hear these tales over and over, and, at the end of the CD, calling out for more.
Genre: Spoken Word: Storytelling
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Anansi & Stories
9:56 $0.99
2. Master Of All Masters
3:53 $0.99
3. The Little Old Woman Who Lived In A Vinegar Bottle
6:53 album only
4. The Crane Wife
10:34 album only
5. The Sound Of The Money
4:11 $0.99
6. The Innkeeper's Clever Daughter
15:19 $2.99
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Album Notes
Storytelling World Award winner, 2016! A Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner! - A NAPPA Honors Award Winner! - A Creative Child Magazine 2011 Preferred Choice Award Winner!

This CD, at first glance, is a beautifully performed collection of world folktales by Traditional Storyteller, Zette Harbour. Give a second, third, and more, listen, and you find yourself discovering a deeper resonance and meaning in each tale. On the surface, yes, they are tales about gratitude, honoring promises, being fair, and more. Deeper down, though, we are given a glimpse of some of life's greatest teachers - longing, loss, triumph and surprise.

Children and grown-ups alike, find themselves drawn to hear these tales over and over, and, at the end of the CD, calling out for more.

Stories travel the world and we can enjoy them when they visit our corner of it. Meet Anansi, the half-spider, half-man who covets the stories of the sky god. Visit the British Isles and learn a thing or two. A poignant tale from Japan speaks to us all about the importance of kindness and promises. From the deep reaches of the ancient city of Jerusalem, learn the meaning of poverty and of wisdom. Finally, test your cleverness against the innkeeper's daughter.

"The kids have enjoyed them. Ian said to pass on that "this lady tells very good stories. I have a picture in my head of people building spider webs up to the sky." Apparently that story really registered with him, he's mentioned it several times. Last night they were listening to stories before bed and when I looked in on them they were taking turns acting out the story in the archway to the playhouse off the little boys' room. It was awful cute. They were giggling so hard they could hardly carry on."

"The music behind you disappeared, even you disappeared, and suddenly all I saw was the story!" Clark

"You are the best storyteller I have ever heard!" Conor

"Children and adults alike were spellbound." Marci

Zette's Story
Born in Albany, New York, Zette discovered a love of story at an early age. Raised in Burton, Ohio on five acres of woods, Zette spent lots of time exploring woods, sliding down the frozen creek falls and diving into books... lots and lots of books. As a young woman, she began telling folktales from around the world, bringing joy to herself and her audiences.

Wherever she goes Zette Harbour creates a story ruckus. Zette is a traditional storyteller, retreat leader and founder of the Pacific Storytelling Center. She has shared folktales and stories for twenty years, bringing humorous and thrilling tales from around the world to people of all ages.

Zette also works with story in workshops and combines folktales and archetypes to assist people in gaining insight into their own personal mythologies. Zette helps people understand themselves through story.

Zette travels around U.S. to perform storytelling, leads workshops, and facilitate retreats. She is currently at work on a book about storytelling as well as volume 2 of Story Harbour.

Zette lives in Los Osos, California with her orchestra conductor husband, Michael, and daughters, Brittany and Julia.

Zette's Philosophy
Listening to multicultural tales opens the doors of the mind - yours and your children’s - to a larger world. Folktales have most often been told and retold throughout the generations, changing and shifting, but always staying true to the core themes of life. In today’s world, we have, perhaps, all grown accustomed to the idea that the world is full of sources for images. We have the internet, tv, video, iPod, and those good, old fashioned favorites, books.

Adding world folklore to the choices expands the pool of possibilities and brings into contemporary thinking foundational ideas of what it is to be human. Rather than one more distracting source, folklore offers an authentic, connective experience with what we all experience as true in our daily lives. It does this while wearing the interesting, and often exotic, countenance of imaginal characters.

Listening together and sharing the stories supplies a friendly, easy path to discuss the characters, the qualities of character, and to hear your child’s viewpoint. It may surprise you to hear how wise they already are, and you will both enjoy the time spent together.....storytelling.




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