Original and Traditional Stories and Folktales (written and audio)


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These are books and albums for people who love stories
(and some for folk who are just learning)

every_hero_web_thumbMark’s latest books are Every Hero Has a Story and Cinderella Spinderella. Every Hero…  is a chapter book of adventures written to accompany the 2015 Summer Library Reading Program. It is perfect for librarians, parents, and children of all ages. Cinderella Spinderella is an award-winning illustrated book or ebook that will change the way you see Cinderella. Perfect for parents, teachers and younger children.

Mark is also the author of the “Bed Time Story Book” series of books for young readers. Begin with The Bed Time Story Book, which is a collection of 36 fun to read stories for parents and young children in PK-Grade 1. Then, as reading begins to develop, dig into more stories in Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions for grades 1-3. Avid readers will enjoy the adventures, myths and legends in Genies Giants and a Walrus, written for anyone who enjoys a great story.

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Audio Albums that bring smiles

Mark’s first studio album, Classic Stories for Boys and Girls won both an iParenting Media award and a Children’s Music web award. Since then it has been enjoyed by tens of thousands of listeners around the world.

Tall Tales, Whoppers and Lies was recorded live at two New England Folk Festivals. These are some of Mark’s favorite stories told in his energetic and laid back style.

It was a dark and stormy night… was actually recorded live in front of 800 middle school students. More “spooky comedy” than straight storytelling, it’s guaranteed to make you laugh and smile.

A Holiday Present! includes seven multicultural holiday stories for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Diwali, and the New Year. It also features the rocking song, “We Wish You a Merry Multicultural End of Year Holiday Season.”

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For more than a decade, Mark has written and told stories for kids and families. He likes to joke that he “specializes in diversity.” With modern updatings of traditional stories (like his latest ebook, Cinderella Spinderella), faithful retellings of classics (see his album Classic Stories for Boys and Girls) and his original stories that are meant to seem timeless, Mark has a way of picking the right story for any audience.