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Beatrice will perform in Central Park, New York City on Saturday, September14th, 11AM at the beloved Hans Christian Andersen Statue, in the storytelling series organized by the legendary storyteller, Laura Simms. Located at 74th Street.

My YA Novel: A RING OF RIDDLES

Synopsis: Book One
“Greta Grabhorn may appear to be a bookish, shy eighth grader, but she is not. Even the evilest tycoon in France proves no match for her startling powers. When Greta inherits an odd ring from Gaya, her beloved French-American grandmother, she discovers that the ring comes with a mission far beyond her reach: to defend what is left of nature. While trying to summon the ring’s powers, Greta causes a near-catastrophe.

On a school trip to Paris where she stays with her aunt Tia, Greta befriends two Goth rollerbladers from next door who loan her skates. When the ring is stolen, Greta and the Goths hack into the Dark Internet to outwit the thief, who might have been Gaya’s assassin, too, Greta suspects. Then her emerging powers with the ring are put to the test at night in the streets of Paris. On skates! But is that her enemy’s face she spots in the crowd?”

audio book for childrenA Ring of Riddles is the first of three novels about Greta’s adventures as she deciphers and solves the symbolic riddles on the ring. Along the way, Greta faces fierce enemies and finds allies in her wildly cinematic quest to defend the planet.

I am a writer, an independent recording artist, a storyteller with Audible.com, and a Voting Member of the Grammys Recording Academy. On my first writing/recording project with PBS, a collection of creation stories, my mentor was mythologist Joseph Campbell.

My newest recording, The Woman Whose Eyes Could Fly, will be my sixth audiobook/CD of world wonder tales. I hold an MFA in Writing for Children from Spalding University, Louisville, and a BA in English from Vassar College.

Michele Hemenway
Educational Consultant, Louisville, KY

As an educator and consultant to schools and families, I know that children, teachers and parents today are keenly aware of the power of traditional wonder tales to help the soul to thrive. In the performances and recordings of storyteller Beatrice Bowles, with Sara MacLean’s original music, listeners can enjoy whole, beautiful feasts of classic stories with universal themes. Youngsters instinctively search the world for lessons, archetypal cautions and pearls of wisdom handed down by humanity. Hearing these stories at home or in the car or the classroom, children will be fed over and over again, each time gaining more solid footing on their pathways through life.

Sharon Gamson Danks
Children and Nature Network

My favorites are the spider stories, and I love all of the different voices/characters you create as you tell them on the CDs. Lovely. I will share them with my nephews who are the perfect age.

Dana Sherry
Director, Silk Road House, Berkeley

Your telling of The Leopard and the Jinn was beautiful –the adults and children in the audience were spellbound. Your telling of it captured moments of humor, suspense, and romance. Your rich, melodious voice is a joy to hear. You transformed an all-too-predictable fairy tale ending into an empowerment of girls and opened a window into Afghan culture. We were lucky to hear your performance!

Matt Beagle
Producer, Audible (an Amazon Company)

We hired Beatrice to record two stories told live for our original collection Story Party: The Complete Collection. With over eight hours of stories to choose from, we elected to start the collection off with one from Beatrice since she has the perfect voice and performance style to help one get lost in the world of stories. Beatrice’s tales from different cultures were both fun and imaginative. We love her stories for children and adults and endorse her storytelling prowess!

Adam Zappa
La Scuola Elementary School, First Grade Teacher

One of the loveliest qualities that Beatrice brings to our classroom is an understanding of different world cultures though the stories she tells and weaves together. If we could, we would have her in every week. Beatrice captivates children of all ages with her storytelling and thread spinning. She is master of her craft.

Jane Shaw
Dean of Religious Life, Stanford University, Palo Alto

You are a brilliant storyteller!

Marilyn Yalom
PhD, Writer The Amorous Heart

Your wonderful stories give me hope for my grandchildren. If there are still people like you telling such stories, then maybe the future will not be as bleak as the present.

Sara Buchanan McLean
Composer/musician, Louisville, KY

I want you to know how much your stories mean to me. Somehow, since I’ve know you, little bits and pieces of them pop into my mind when I’m in trouble or worried or excited or happy – especially in these troubled times. Stories are important! And you tell them beautifully.

Samantha Cahill Lyons
Acupuncturist, San Rafael, CA

You put into voice what all of us really want. You put me right back into the marvelous place of wonder and hope. Thank you so much.

A new story from the Steppes (not yet recorded)

Michele Hemenway
Educational Consultant, Louisville, KY

As an educator and consultant to schools and families, I know that children, teachers and parents today are keenly aware of the power of traditional wonder tales to help the soul to thrive. In the performances and recordings of storyteller Beatrice Bowles, with Sara MacLean’s original music, listeners can enjoy whole, beautiful feasts of classic stories with universal themes. Youngsters instinctively search the world for lessons, archetypal cautions and pearls of wisdom handed down by humanity. Hearing these stories at home or in the car or the classroom, children will be fed over and over again, each time gaining more solid footing on their pathways through life.

Dana Sherry
Director, Silk Road House, Berkeley

Your telling of The Leopard and the Jinn was beautiful –the adults and children in the audience were spellbound. Your telling of it captured moments of humor, suspense, and romance. Your rich, melodious voice is a joy to hear. You transformed an all-too-predictable fairy tale ending into an empowerment of girls and opened a window into Afghan culture. We were lucky to hear your performance!

David
Fourth Grade, Bank Street School, New York City, NY

I really liked the stories that you told us. You are probably the only person that I have met who really likes their job. You tell the stories with a lot of feeling and it makes me feel like I’m watching a movie or reading a book.

Dixie Sheridan
Director, Powerhouse Theatre, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Beatrice’s stories are lively, witty, and chock full of fun!