Storyteller Grace Riccobono
1165 Hendrickson Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12309
An elementary school librarian (now retired) for 35 years, Grace began storytelling in school to develop good listening skills and to familiarize children with the oral tradition. She joined the Story Circle of the Capital District several years ago, and, since her retirement, has done storytelling in elementary schools.
Audiences: PreK, K - 6.
Programs: Folk tales, tall tales, traditional tales and ethnic tales (Italian, Polish, Irish, etc.) Grace has adapted tall tales of Joe Hayes, southwestern storyteller. Children especially enjoyed "My Pet Rattlesnake" and his coyote stories and other Spanish-American stories. She also performs "Wicked John and the Devil" as collected by Richard Chase, Seamus McManus’ "Wee Red Men," and other "oldies."