Storyteller, Folk Singer, Character Interpreter
Jo's Character Interpretations
For each character that I do, I use a minimum of three sources for the material. A bibliography of the sources is provided at time of presentation (earlier on request). I attempt to be as accurate as possible interpreting the character. I usually allow for participant questions during the presentation and at this point answers may be "educated conjecture". Admittedly a bit of my own personality "may blend with the facts in creating the character".
I will gladly do characters on request. Please give two weeks notice for research and development of the requested character.
Examples of characters available:
September Johnny Appleseed, life of Johnny Chapman
October Great Pumpkin, fall songs and pumpkin story
November Pilgrim lady, Mary Allerton - tells about Mayflower voyage and first Thanksgiving.
December Mrs. Claus
February Valentine Fairy - songs and stories about Valentine's Day
March Mutant Leprechaun - leprechaun tale and Irish songs
April/May Spring Lady - flowers, songs and spring thoughts
Other characters include:
Leaf Person - Fall, explains leaf color change
Tooth Fairy - Dental hygiene
Mother Goose - Rhymes and fairy tales
Betsy Ross - American Flag and early struggles of America
Rebecca Boone - Pioneer lady, wife of Daniel Boone
Rachel Carson - Environmentalist, teaches love of nature
Noah Webster - Developed the first dictionary of the English language
Queen Isabella I - Queen of Spain, instrumental in financing the voyage of Christopher Columbus.
Dolley Madison - First Lady, wife of James Madison
Levi Strauss - Entrepreneur; with brother, developed Levi's jeans industry
George Herman Ruth - "Babe" Ruth, famous baseball player
Catherine Lee Bates - English professor who wrote poem which was later put to music entitled "America the Beautiful"
Norman Rockwell - Famous artist
John Muir - Environmentalist and founder of the Sierra Club
Storybook Characters available (a few examples listed below)
Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Viola Swamp, Fairy Godmother, Jack and the Bean Stalk
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