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MP3 Mike Lockett, The Normal Storyteller - Tales from Around the World

Collection of ten folktakes from around different countries all told in dialect by Dr. Mike Lockett, The Normal Storyteller, accompanied by folk music from around the world.

12 MP3 Songs
SPOKEN WORD: Audiobook, KIDS/FAMILY: Children''s Storytelling

Storytelling Bio for Mike Lockett, The Normal Storyteller

Mike Lockett taught in Normal, Illinois for 21 years. Students from schools where he taught, along with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts he worked with, and boys and girls from local churches and libraries came to think of him as the Normal Storyteller. After receiving his Doctorate in Curriculum, Lockett followed his teaching experiences by serving as a school administrator in Peoria, Illinois for twelve years. It was a NORMAL experience for Dr. Lockett to share stories when he visited classrooms or met with teachers and administrators. It even played in Peoria to call him “THE NORMAL STORYTELLER.”

Today, Dr. Lockett takes storytelling and educational messages to groups all across the nation and to other countries where audiences want to hear his stories. A teller of traditional tales, Lockett specializes in audience participation stories. “I have more fun when audiences join in with the telling,” says Lockett. Judging from the laughter when “The Normal Storyteller” is speaking to a group, they do exactly that! During his years as a teacher in Normal and administrator in the Peoria Public Schools, and the short time he has been retired, Dr. Lockett has given over 1500 presentations at schools, libraries, and churches. Many of the programs were keynote talks for educational and fraternal organizations. Dr. Lockett has spent a lifetime trying to draw the generations to work together to improve classroom performance in schools and now is giving this energy to sharing stories with listeners of all ages. Lockett retired from public education at the end of the 2005 school year to work full-time as The Normal Storyteller and share his love of intergenerational storytelling. He has three audio CDs “Tales from the Hills,” “Tales from Around the World,” and “Tales for the Young at Heart.” The newest CD is filled with stories and music for the young at “heart.” It was released in January, 2007.

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