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Storytelling 2014 3rd Prize winners Alla Savetskaya, Grade 3 and Ekaterina Brusnitsyna, Grade 4

Published on 18.07.2014 By Olga Boltneva

A LUCKY SNOWMAN Last Christmas the snow was falling on the ground so soft and white. Children made a beautiful snowman. Its eyes were made from black round buttons and its nose was made from a carrot. There was a nice red scarf all around its neck. It was wearing an old grandpa’s hat. At […]

«Blobfish Fairy Tales» by Veronika Kazak

Published on 17.07.2014 By Olga Boltneva

BLOB FISH FAIRY TALES Once there lived a Blobfish deep in the Atlantic Ocean. She happened to be terribly ugly. In her childhood, nobody wanted to play with her. But her great-aunt Barracuda Agnes used to say:  “It doesn’t matter how you look, if you are honest, clever and you have a kind heart”. The […]

«A Tale Of Two Friends» by Denis Jalan

Published on 17.07.2014 By Olga Boltneva

A TALE OF TWO FRIENDS Once upon a time, there were two friends. Their names were Alan and Charlie. Charlie had a good fortune and did not have to do much in life to be happy.  Alan did not have too much luck, but he always studied very hard, even at weekends. Charlie was so […]

«My Birthday Wish» by Kamilla Slepneva

Published on 17.07.2014 By Olga Boltneva

MY BIRTHDAY WISH It was on a nice summer day, on the sixth of June 2013. Our whole family went to our summerhouse in the countryside. The weather was hot as the sun was shining brightly. The birds were singing cheerfully and the butterflies were flying all over our beautiful roses, violets and tulips. That […]

«My Wishing Tree» by Fyodor Filin

Published on 26.04.2013 By Olga Boltneva

Once I was passing through a rocky valley. Not a sight of any dwelling. I tasted dust and swallowed heat. Tired and thirsty, thirsty and tired. And hungry, too. O, thank you, Lord! There was a shady place to rest for a while. A tall leafy tree was waiting for me at a distance. I […]

«The Oak-tree and the Dryad» by Arina Abramova

Published on 26.04.2013 By Olga Boltneva

Arcadia! Most Greeks regard this wild region as dark and mysterious. Majestic oak forests cover the steep slopes. Hermes was born there, Orpheus sang here, and the forest god Pan played his pipes there! Arcadia, your oaks are great and your landscapes are rich but your people are poor. They don’t have money, but they […]

«The Story of the Coconut Tree» by Lida Shemarova

Published on 26.04.2013 By Olga Boltneva

There was a small island named Tanaiya. In the middle there was a beautiful lake of crystal clear water. By the lake there was a small hut in which lived a girl whose name was Aina. Aina loved nothing more than swimming in the lake all day long. One day, while swimming, she felt something […]

«Winterville» by Marianna Maksimova

Published on 26.04.2013 By Olga Boltneva

In commemoration of Ray Bradbury Outside, the last tree is dying. There is nothing anyone could do. It is simply old and sick. It couldn’t give life to other trees. Genetically diseased trees died out without offspring. Forests had been wiped off the planet’s surface long before I was born. It’s freezing here. No wonder. […]

«The Mistletoe's Secret» by Ivan Mulenkov

Published on 19.04.2013 By Olga Boltneva


Published on 19.04.2013 By Olga Boltneva

HOW I PREPARE FOR STORYTELLING Poetry Festival and Storytelling Festival 2013 are not my first competitions of this kind. I have participated in five festivals so far. And it has always been a great fun to prepare and then perform. How do I prepare? First of all, it is important to choose a story that […]