Story Sources - App - Cornishibai to download

Federation of Old Cornwall Societies has a good selection of source texts online

Old Cornish Story Collections

Saints

  • William Borlaise. 'The Age of the Saints', 1893 Joseph Pollard
  • M. and L. Quiller Couch, 'Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall,' 1894, 1994 Tamara Publications
  • G.H Doble, 'The Saints of Cornwall, 1964 The Holywell Press, Oxford

Caradoc

  • 'Three Aurthurian Romances - Poems for Medieval France' translated by Ross G. Arthur. 1996 Dent

Cornish Story Retellings

  • Margaret Balfour 'The Vanishing Mayor of Padstow' 1938
  • Shirley Climo 'Piskies, SprIggans and other Magical Beings' 1981  Thomas Crowell, New York
  • Sarah L Enys 'Cornsih Drolls' 1931 Mayflower, Plymouth
  • Ruth Manning Saunders 'Peter and the Piskies' 1958 OUP

 Recent Cornish Story Collections

  • Mike O'Connor 'Cornish Folk Tales', 2013 The History Press
  • Eric Quale and Micheal Foreman, 'The Magic Ointment and other Cornish legends', 1988 Picturemac Macmillan reissued as Cornish Tales in 2012
  • Donald R. Rawe ed. 'Traditional Cornish Stories and Rhymes', 1992 Lodenek Press
  • Margaret Caine and Alan Gorton 'Footloose in Cornish Folklore', 2005 Cotswold(Quality)Leisure ltd.

 Local Interest

  • 'A Looe Ditty-Box', London and Scarborough 1924
  • Wilson MacArthur, 'The River Fowey', 1948 Cassel
  • Peter Moor and Martin Lister, 'Liskeard Town and About', 1988 Tamara Publications
  • Mike Dunn, 'The Looe Island Story', 2005 Polperro Heritage Press
  • Peter Moore and Martin Lister, 'The Good Looe Story', 1997 Peter Moore Publications
  • Charles Causley, 'Collected Poems 1951-1975', 1983 Papermac, Macmillan
  • Jason Higgs, 'Haunted Bodmin Moor', 2012 The History Press

Cornish Folklore

History and Culture

  • Garry Tregidga ed. 'Memory, Place and Identity ', 2012 Frances Boutle Publishers

Children's Books

  • Alan M. Kent 'The Beast of Bodmin Moor ', 2011 evertype
  • Will Coleman 'Tom and the Giant, Lutey and the Mermaid, Madgy Figgy's Pig', 2005 Brave Tales
  • Simon Parker ' Beast '  2014  Scryfa
  • Lucy Wood 'Diving Belles' 2012 Bloomsbury

APP

Mazed Tales are available as an app for your mobile devices.

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The Android version  can be downloaded from the playstore here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.uk.walkaboutapp.mazed

qr code for google play

 Features

  • Read the illustrated versions of 12 Mazed tales
  • Watch animations online via links in the app
  • Use the app map location markers to find the setting for each tale
  • Follow the location aware map to the tale setting, then watch the animation in its place . Needs 3 or 4 G
  • Find out more about the droll tellers
  • Tale terms notes explain Cornish dialect words

Or you can get the iPad version here:
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/mazed-tales-for-ipad/id944231128?mt=8

iPad QR code

Or the iPhone version here:
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/mazed-tales-for-iphone/id944231779?mt=8
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Features

  • Watch animations of 12 tales narrated by Cornish storyteller Will Coleman in the voice of droll teller and umbrella man Bill Chub, with traditional Cornish music from Mike O'Connor
  • Read the picture book version of the tales
  • Use the location markers to find the setting for each tale
  • Follow the location aware map to the tale setting, then watch the animation in its place . Needs 3 or 4 G - Find out more about the droll tellers
  • Tale terms notes explain Cornish dialect words

CORNISHIBIAI DOWNLOADS

Cornishibai is a cross between Kamishibai (paper theatre), a Japanese storytelling technique, and Cornish droll telling. Each story is shown in a set of story sheets, and a set of words, with each picture a step in the story. 6 stories from North Cornwall, chosen by children from North Cornish schools, can be downloaded here.The full stories are on the website.

CORNISHIBAI print off the word and pictures, then stick the words on the back of the corresponding picture. Start by reading the stories with the pictures a few times, then leave the text and tell the tales in your own words.(picture1, words1..)

 KAMISHIBAI print off the words and pictures. Stick the words on the back of the next picture in the set eg in a 6 picture story. Picture 1 words 2 ; picture 2, words 3; picture3,words 4; picture 5, words 6; picture 6 words1. The pictures can then be slipped in a Kamishibai box.instructions coming soon-and the pictures can be moved from the front to the back of the pile while reading the story. 

 

 

The Piskeys Revenge illustrations ©Stephen Lambert.
The Piskeys Revenge story ©Anna Chorlton.
The Piskey Spoon pictures ©Mark Gregory
The Piskey Spoon text ©Anna Chorlton 2017
The Legend of the Doombar pictures © Alex Goodman
The Legend of the Doombar story © Anna Chorlton.
The Piskey who Rode in a Pocket pictures ©Keith Sparrow
The Piskey who Rode in a Pocket story © Anna Chorlton
The Darley Dog pictures © Sophie Fordham 2017
The Darley Dog text © Anna Chorlton 2017
Anne Jeffries and the Fairies pictures © Sue Field
Anne Jeffries and the Fairies words © Anna Chorlton