Add This To Your Resource Collection:


More About Story

Newsletter Subscribe:

Please subscribe to the Storyteller.net Updates list. Join us for the current "A to Z Storytelling" series! Privacy assured.
* indicates required
Email Format

Get the Storyteller.net RSS Feed

TeleCourses


Workshops and Classes


Latest Podcast!


On ITunes

More Podcasts

Director's Blog Site

Listen To A Story:

Surf (Sign Language)
Told By Trix Bruce

Listen To An Amphitheater Event:

Laura Simms Interview*
With: Laura Simms

Find A Teller
Search for a teller in your area or around the world.



More Podcasts


Looking for VoiceOver?



Articles About Storytelling

Book Review: Coyote Still Going (Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories)
By: Staff at Storyteller.net

Native American Storytelling by Ty Nolan in Coyote Still Going BookThereís a story in Ty Nolanís new book wherein the narrator asks the reader if they recall that sometimes the mountains are not as close as they appear. You set off on your quest and just as you think you are nearly there, you find they are still far away. So, your journey continues. New discoveries can be made and thereís something new to discover before you get to the mountains.

In "Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories," the readerís journey is much like this mountain-running adventure. At one moment, you think that Tyís book is an autobiography of a storyteller and artist. Itís time for storytelling! When you get close to that mountain, he switches it up and now you are reading a formal story from Native American culture. Next page, you see a new perspective and you are engaging with Ty in making a recipe of salmon or maybe even moose nose. Wait, then heís talking about culture clashes and making you think about language and "Weekends!"

Wow. This book is that type of journey. When you think you have figured out Mr. Nolanís work, it shifts. Itís funny, irreverent, touching and insightful while often being all of those in the same chapter. It has the feel of stream-of-thought writing but itís not self-indulgent. He drops a few big names here and there in the text but those moments give you a feeling that the author is drawing from a deep and varied well of experience.

If you are looking solely for a book of Native American stories, this book is not that type of collection, even if there are many stories in the book that might fit that description. Weíre having problems classifying this book, but we know that this is one that will have a permanent place on our Kindle. Itís rare to find a book that at one moment makes you laugh aloud and in the next gives you pause for wonder with a fine world-story. It feels very much like you are sharing time with a sophisticated friend.

At the time of the writing of this review in late 2013, the book is available in the Kindle format, but, of course, you donít have to own a Kindle device to read the book. Thereís a free reader for nearly any device you are using.

*****
©2013 Storyteller.net Reviews. We purchased this book for review. See our Privacy/Copyright page for our statement on affiliate links.

Author Information:
Name: Staff at Storyteller.net
Website: http://www.storyteller.net/tellers/sstoryteller.net
The contents expressed in any article on Storyteller.net are solely the opinion of author.


Find more resources in the Storytelling Products Book and Resource Store.



Be a Hero to Your Kids
Pass On Your Values to Your Kids
With the Power of Storytelling.

© 1999-2017 Storyteller.net. No content may be reproduced without the written permission of Storyteller.net. Privacy/Copyright