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Bob Barton

Barton
Photo: Philip Barton

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.

City:
Toronto,
Province:
Ontario

Publications

Tell Me Another. 1986, Pembroke
The Reindeer Herder & The Moon. 1990, Longman
Stories to Tell. 1992, Pembroke
The Storm Wife. 1993, Quarry
The Best and Dearest Chick of All. 1994, Red Deer
Telling Stories Your Way. 2000, Pembroke
The Small Miracle. 2003, Tundra
The Bear Says North. 2003, Groundwood
Little Book of Northern Tales. 2006, Groundwood
Great Inventions. 2005, Pearson
Zoos: Back to Nature. 2005, Pearson
Trouble on the Voyage. 2010, Dundurn
Canada Day Coast to Coast. 2017, Pearson
Great Bear Rainforest. 2017, Pearson
Big. 2017, Pearson
Poetry Goes to School. 2004, Pembroke
This Book Is Not About Drama. 2012, Pembroke

Awards

Royal Conservatory of Music - Lifetime Achievement, 2002
Award for Excellence in Continuing Education OISE/UT, 2007
Life Member - Storytellers School of Canada, 2012
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
45 min.
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
K-8
Audience Size:
flexible