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Once Upon a Mountain Tale
Eight Jack and Grandfather Tales
By Linda Rockwell High and Carol Lee Kindt
60 pages

8 Jack and Grandfather tales with easy Appalachian songs and optional Orff accompaniments. Folk and fiddle tunes serve as the melodies integrated into each story, and uses character special effects on percussion instruments. Includes art, drama, and music improvisation options; also puppet, mask, and backdrop drawings.

For pre-K to grade 3. 

Jack Tales (Songs):
Jack & the Robbers  (Wanna Come Along, adapted from Cripple Creek)
Jack & Ol' Mossyfoot (Whoomity Whop, adapted from Nickety Nackety)
Jack & the Big Ol' Rock (Travelin' Song, adapted from Lilly of the Valley)
The 3 Sillies (As Silly as Jack, adapted from Weevily Wheat)
Jack & the Northwest Wind (Magic Makes It So, adapted from Lolly Too Dum)
Jack & the Tale Without End (The Mouse Gnawed In, adapted from Wish That Gal Was Mine)

Grandfather Tales (Songs):
The Green Gourd (The Green Gourd, adapted from Bile Them Cabbage Down)
Soap Soap Soap (Soap Soap Soap, adapted from Old Joe Clark)

Appendix A- Puppet Drawings
Appendix B- Mask Drawings
Appendix C- Backdrop Drawings.   

Instruments used: soprano glock; soprano, alto, & bass xylophone; alto & bass metallophone; cabasa; claves; tambourine; temple blocks; tone block; triangle; vibraslap; wood block.

Other suggested sound effect instruments: bass drum, cabasa, conga, finger cymbals, guiro, hand drum, slapstick, sleigh bells, snare drum, suspended cymbal, timpani, wind chime.


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