Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Plesant DeSpain  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1943 in Denver, Colorado


-- Website -- http://www.storypro.com/
-- Plesant DeSpain on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=plesant+despain

E-Mail: -- pleasant@storypro.com


Illinois Connection

Plesant recieved a BS and MS from Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pleasant DeSpain has taught speech, literature, and drama at university and in public schools, has written, produced, and hosted an award-winning television program on KING-TV in Seattle, and was officially proclaimed "Seattle's Resident Storyteller" by the mayor.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Eleven nature tales :
ISBN: 0874834589. OCLC Number: 33862000

August House Publishers,. .

Herein are eleven ancient stories that address the natural elements and their relationships to each other.

Sweet land of story :
ISBN: 087483600x. OCLC Number: 44868917

August House,. .

Thirty-six true, tall, and traditional tales, primarily from the nineteenth century or earlier, selected by a professional storyteller and divided by the region of the United States from which they originated.

Tales of cats /
ISBN: 0874837138. OCLC Number: 52251118

August House Publishers,. .

Contains a 'catty' collection of folktales from around the world.

Tales of enchantment /
ISBN: 0874837111. OCLC Number: 52418104

August House Publishers,. .

Contains a magical collection of folktales from around the world.

Tales of heroes /
ISBN: 0874836662. OCLC Number: 50041533

August House,. .

A collection of folktales from around the world that brings local heroes to life.

Tales of holidays /
ISBN: 0874836670. OCLC Number: 49681461

August House,. .

Contains a collection of folktales from around the world that depicts how various holidays are celebrated.

Tales of insects /
ISBN: 0874836689. OCLC Number: 50064868

August House,. .

A collection of nine traditional tales about insects from various parts of the world, including Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, and Fiji.

Tales of tricksters /
ISBN: 0874836441. OCLC Number: 46462734

August House,. .

These folktales from around the world feature the character known as the trickster, used to inspire the reader to outwit the bullies of the world while creating fun in the process.