Despain, Pleasant

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DESPAIN, Pleasant

DESPAIN, Pleasant. American, b. 1943. Genres: Mythology/Folklore. Career: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, instructor in literature and speech, 1966-68; University of Washington, Seattle, instructor in literature and speech, 1970-72; KING-TV, Seattle, producer/writer and host of children's storytelling show, 1975-80. Professional storyteller/author (including school workshops), 1972-. Consultant/author for Rose Studios (computer software development for interactive children's story games), 1994-. Publications: Twenty-two Splendid Tales to Tell from around the World, vols. 1-2, 1993 (originally as Pleasant Journeys, 1979); Thirty-three Multicultural Tales to Tell, 1993; Eleven Turtle Tales: Adventure Tales from around the World, 1994; Strongheart Jack and the Beanstalk, 1995; The Mystery Artist, 1995; Eleven Nature Tales, 1996; The Emerald Lizard: 15 Latin American Tales, 1999; Sweet Land of Story: 36 American Tales to Tell, 2000; Books of Nine Lives, vols. 1-9, 2001-03. Address: 405 Third St #2, Troy, NY 12180, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]