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A Loop of String
Part No: B026

A Loop of String by Ruth

The history of string
figures shows them to be
an important
accompaniment to stories
and chants in many
cultures, especially in
Pacific Rim countries. A
Loop of String carries on
this tradition, providing
stories that accompany
directions for making
string figures. In
addition, Stotter
includes string stunts
and tricks that have been
passed on in the oral
tradition for hundreds of

This how-to book for all
ages is a valuable
contribution to the folk
art of making string
figures and will be
cherished by teachers,
librarians, storytellers,
summer camp counselors,
and, of course, children.
It also contains many
original string stories.

A loop of string is easy
to travel with,
affordable, and provides
hours of creativity and
fun. Ruth Stotter,
folklorist, storyteller,
author and teacher
travels the world with
origami paper, a loop of
string, and stories. She
has performed and taught
storytelling workshops on
five continents.

2009 Regent Press
104 pages, line drawings,
7" x 10"

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