Though ghosts from the Pacific Northwest can be as mean as the next ghostbreaking glass, waking sleepers, and scaring people out of house and homethey are generally a pretty jolly bunch. One ghost in Ellensburg, Washington chaperones his granddaughter and her boyfriend to make sure there is funny business. Ather keeps the owners of a drugstore in Steilacoom, Washington on their toeshe kcks expensive items like Secret Salmon Sauce off the shelves to protest the new yuppie fare. Containing over one hundred stories from Oregon, Washington, and British Colombia, as well as comprehensive tes and motif, subject, and location indices, this ghostly gazetteer will reassure those who think they are the only ones with a ghost in the house. These scary stories are filled with ghosts, graveyards and important messages. Readers will learn the importance of courage and resourcefulness.
Margaret Read MacDonald: Margaret Read MacDonald is a professional storyteller, award winning author and highly respected consultant who travels the world telling stories and conducting workshops for educators. Her most popular workshop Playing with Stories has been offered in over 70 countries. She has been invited to storytelling and literary festivals in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore. In addition, Dr. MacDonald teaches storytelling to classroom teachers for the Lesley University Creative Education through the Arts program. For years, she also taught storytelling as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Washington Information School. Dr. MacDonald is the author of over 60 books on folklore and storytelling topics, including many award winning folktale picture books. She has been telling stories since 1964 in her work as a children's librarian, and she holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from Indiana University along with an M.Ed.EC. (Educational Communications Masters) from the University of Hawaii and a Master's of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Washington. She is well known for her ability to create texts that delight the ear and are easy for teachers to share. Teaching with Story contains 20 of these useful stories that can be used by teachers with their students.