Tiny Tales series


Welcome to the homepage for the TINY TALES series of
traditional myths and folktales retold in 100 words.

Each completed book is free to read online as a Pressbook or you can download a free digital file (PDF, epub); you can also listen to a free audiobook. In addition, you can purchase a Kindle version or paperback version from Amazon. 

There are TEN "Tiny Tale" books available right now: nine books of stories, along with a teaching guide. (Plus, there are two books of 100-word stories by my students from Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, and a book from Digital Pedagogy Lab of 2021). Scroll down to see what's happening now: animal folktales from Africa... lots and lots of stories from Africa. :-)

1. Tiny Tales of Nasruddin 
2. Tiny Tales from India
3. Tiny Tales from Aesop
4. Tiny Tales Teaching Guide
10. Tiny Tales from Africa: The Animals, vol. 2



FORTHCOMING BOOKS

I'm already writing the stories for volume 3 of the African animal tales! You can see the African stories accumulating here. Some of the cast of characters:



Related project: How to Write 100-Word Stories. This is the first, very rough draft of a manual for writing microfiction which I used in the Digital Pedagogy Lab in 2021. I'll be revising and expanding this into a book during summer 2022; for now, you can access the book as a Google Document here: Micro.LauraGibbs.net. Feedback and suggestions are very welcome! 




8 comments:

  1. I think your tiny books may have just saved this teacher's "asteroid." I'll let you know (hopefully the academic coordinator will approve).

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    1. I am so glad if they can be useful! The Sufis are coming in October, and then Anansi in November. There are so many of these collections I want to create just based on my own interest (I'm learning so much!), and it's even better to know they might be useful to others. :-)

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  2. I love the Sufis! I have one student who likes fanfiction. I am going to check out pressbooks to motivate him.

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    1. Excellent! I'm going to see if some students in my class want to do a microfiction anthology together this semester. I'll document my process here if we do that. People have written some great 100-word stories so far, and it's just Week 3. :-)

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  3. ...checking in....used Aesop stories every day this past month in Google Classroom!

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    1. oh my gosh, I am so delighted to hear that! my students have been using them too: one of them is doing an Aesop's fables mash-up with Game of Thrones which is going to be really fun! thanks for letting me know :-)

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  4. Can I put in a request for Goha stories?

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    1. You read my mind, Vanessa! Seriously, I have a bookshelf with stories about all the wise-fools I could find, including Goha/Juha. And now that I am retired (YES! I have joined the ranks!!!), I will have time to circle back around to all the projects like that I had put aside. But I promise: the Goha books are waiting patiently on the shelf for me to come back to them! :-)

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