Member Profile

Bob Barton

Barton
Photo: Philip Barton 1996

Bob Barton was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1939 and was educated there. He attended McMaster University and, after a career in teaching and with the Ontario Ministry of Education, he became a professional storyteller in association with the Storytellers School of Toronto. He has been a feature teller at festivals across North America, including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. He has written books on storytelling as well as books for children.

Phone number:
416-920-5543

Publications

The Bear Says North. illus. Jirina Marton. Toronto, ON: Groundwood, 2003.
Paul Gallico's The Small Miracle. illus. Carolyn Croll. Toronto, ON: Tundra Books, 2003.
Telling Stories Your Way. Markham. Markham, ON: Pembroke, 2000
Best and Dearest Chick of All. illus. Coral Nault. AB: Red Deer CP, 1994.
The Storm Wife. illus. Georgi Yudin. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press, 1993.

Awards

Royal Conservatory of Music Lifetime Achievement Award, 2002.
National Symposium on Arts Education Award, 2000.
International Reading Association and the Ontario Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award (with David Booth), 1990.
Fabian Lemieux Award, re-contribution to the arts in Ontario Schools, 1989.
Ginn and Company Reading Award, 1985.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
45 min.
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
K-8
Audience size:
flexible
Northern OAC WITS:
No
Two sessions:
$300
Four sessions:
$500
Two sessions:
$200
Four sessions:
$350
GST:
GST not applicable