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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dan Keding  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1948 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Keding was born in Chicago. He currently resides in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dan Keding is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, musician, and author.


Published Works

  • Stories of Hope & Spirit: Folktales from Eastern Europe , August House, 2004
  • English Folktales (co-authored with Amy Douglas), Libraries Unlimited, 2005
  • The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Western States, Libraries Unlimited, 2010
  • The United States of Storytelling: Folktales and True Stories from the Eastern States, Libraries Unlimited, 2010


Selected Titles At Your Library

Stories of hope and spirit :
ISBN: 0874837278. OCLC Number:

August House Publishers,. Little Rock, Ark. :. ©2004.

Presents a collection of folk tales from Croatia, Georgia, Serbia, Slovakia, Moldavia, Latvia, Estonia, and Chechnia. Dan Keding grew up in Chicago in a household with his grandmother, who immigrated to the U.S. from Croatia in 1922. He listened as she passed along stories learned from her mother, who ran a coffeehouse off the coast of Yugoslavia, and her father, the captain of a merchant ship.

English folktales /
ISBN: 1591582601. OCLC Number:

Libraries Unlimited,. Westport, CT :. ©2005.

This enchanting collection of traditional English folktales reflects the depth and diversity of the folk heritage of Britain, and illustrates the ties between stories, land, and people. The editors present an enticing assortment of more than 50 tales, gathered from practicing storytellers and organized into sections based on broad themes--The Fool in All His Glory, Wily Wagers and Tall Tales, Holy Days and Days of Heroes, and so forth. There's a story for every listener--from Teeny Tiny and The Pixies' Beds for young children to spooky ghost stories and witch tales, such as Wild Edric and Jenny.

The United States of storytelling :
ISBN: 1591587271. OCLC Number:

Libraries Unlimited,. Santa Barbara, Calif. :. ©2010.

Collects true stories and legends from eastern states, ranging from the African-American folktale "Wiley and the Hairy Man" to the true story of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in America.

The United States of storytelling :
ISBN: 159158728X. OCLC Number:

Libraries Unlimited,. Santa Barbara, Calif. :. ©2010.

Collects true stories and legends from western states, ranging from the Hispanic legend of La Llorona to the Dakota War of 1862.


Awards

Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award and Storytelling World Honor Award

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)