Brian Fox Ellis

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General Information

Name: Brian "Fox" Ellis

Pen Name:

Born: in Toledo, Ohio



Illinois Connection

Brian Fox Ellis lives in Peoria, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

Brian "Fox" Ellis is an internationally renowned storyteller, author, educator, and naturalist. He has been travelling the world collecting and telling stories for more than 30 years. He has published more than a dozen books and a dozen CDs of stories and poetry. He has written, produced and performed in several one man shows portraying historical scientists and authors, including Charles Darwin, John James Audubon, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman. Fox is the artistic director and co-founder of Prairie Folklore Theatre, a touring company that celebrates regional history through musical theatre. He has helped to write and host a television series, "Tell Me A Story", and recently finished his first documentary film, "Voices For the River".

Published Works

  • Learning From the Land: Teaching Ecology through Stories and Activities, Teacher Ideas Press, 1997 - reprinted in 2011 by Libraries Unlimited
  • Exploring the Illinois River, Fox Tales, 1997
  • Exploring Prairie Wildlife, Fox Tales International, 1998
  • Frog Songs, Fox Tales International, 2000
  • Exploring the I & M Canal, Fox Tales International, 2002
  • Song of the Red Fox, Fox Tales International, 2003
  • The Web at Dragonfly Pond, Dawn Publications, 2006
  • Charles Darwin and His Revolutionary Idea, Fox Tales International, 2008
  • Content Area Reading, Writing and Storytelling, Libraries Unlimited/Teacher Ideas Press, 2009
  • Singing Up the Sun: Swimming Through the Moon, CreateSpace, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Learning from the Land: Teaching Ecology Through Stories and Activities

ISBN: 1563085631
Release Date: 1997-09-15

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Learning from the Land: Teaching Ecology through Stories and Activities, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 1598849182
Release Date: 2011-11-04

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The Web at Dragonfly Pond

ISBN: 158469078X
Release Date: 2006-03-01

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Charles Darwin and His Revolutionary Idea

ISBN: 1439216363
Release Date: 2008-11-07

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Content Area Reading, Writing, and Storytelling: A Dynamic Tool for Improving Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum through Oral Language Development

ISBN: 1591587018
Release Date: 2008-11-30

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Singing Up the Sun: Swimming Through the Moon

ISBN: 1450500692
Release Date: 2010-03-20

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Literary Awards

The Web at Dragonfly Pond won the National Conservation Education Book of the Year award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact the author via:

Fox Tales International

P.O. Box 210

Bishop Hill, IL 61419

(309) 689-8000

External Links

Brian Fox Ellis on WorldCat

Brian Fox Ellis on Amazon


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