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Bob Barton

Bob Barton

409 - 385 Brunswick Ave.

Toronto, ON  M5R 3R1

Home/Résidence: 416-706-4108

Work/Travail: 416-706-4108


Bob comes to storytelling through education (English/Dramatic Arts). He believes that sharing stories is a powerful way to strengthen students' listening and concentration skills, to build a sense of community and to energize work across the curriculum.

He is especially interested in the relationship between storytelling and the development of literacy. His work with students involves developing a sense of story, and confidence in retelling and remaking stories in a variety of ways using drama techniques. Bob has worked professionally in parks, theatres, schools and on radio. He has been a feature teller at many festivals around the world. One of his latest ventures is the stories he has developed around the voyage of the HenriettaMaria which sailed from Bristol on 3 May 1631 under the charge of Capt. Thomas James in search of the northwest passage.

Bob tells to audiences of all ages, does workshops for both adults and children and is willing to travel.

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The Reindeer Herder and the Moon, BBC Longman 1990
The Storm Wife, Quarry 1993
Best and Dearest Chick of All, Red Deer 1994
Telling Stories Your Way, Pembroke, 2000
The Bear Says North, Groundwood, 2003
The Small Miracle, Tundra, 2003
Trouble on the Voyage, Napolean/Dundurn 2010

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