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Front cover of the children's novel "The Storyteller’s Handbook" by Elise Hurst, featuring the title in the center of the book, and a boat flying through the night sky, above the sea. A wordless picture book, made for storytelling.

The Storyteller’s Handbook


The Storyteller’s Handbook


The Details

Illustrated by Elise Hurst

**2023 CBC Teacher Favorites Winner**

“A truly inspirational book that ignites the inner storyteller. Bedtime stories, creative writing, and fantastic conversations will abound!” —The Children's Book Review

What happens when story time begins with a little glowing doorway under a bridge, a pair of koalas floating on an autumn leaf, or a giant mantis returning a library book? Absolutely anything!

Inside this book are an infinite number of stories, waiting for you to bring them to life! You’ll find 52 magical hand-drawn illustrations—of strange lands, mystical creatures, curious animals, and intriguing characters. But there are no accompanying words, because you, the storyteller, are the missing ingredient.

Open this book at any time, or on any page and let the rich details of each illustration become the beginning of an adventure you create. With countless possible stories living on every page, The Storyteller’s Handbook is like having an entire library in a single book!

Special Features

  • Includes 52 stunning illustrations to use as story prompts, with the number of tales being as endless as your imagination
  • Sophisticated, layered imagery invites the creativity of children and adults alike
  • An engaging bedtime read, road-trip activity, or creative writing exercise
  • A beautiful gift for birthdays, back to school, or just because
  • Includes gold foil stamping on a hardcover and lay-flat binding

Interview: Elise Hurst Discusses The Storyteller’s Handbook

Download The Storyteller’s Handbook activity sheet here.

7.5"W x 9.875"H
Page Count
128 pages

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