New Book out!
My first book IS out! Under the Oaken Bough is a collection of 17 folk and fairy tales, an author Q & A, a section on tips for telling, a suggested reading list, and a vocabulary list! It runs about 185 pages. It has 17 glorious illustrations by Rob Brookes, the man who has done the covers for all of my storytelling CDs. (My son Aidan did the cover for Gilgamesh.)
Want to buy a copy? Email me, or see my at my shows! Watch my calendar - link below - for book tour dates! Or order it from your local bookseller (or Amazon). Published by Parkhurst Brothers, inc Publishers.
Just been notified that my CD "The Epic of Gilgamesh, a retelling" is winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, 2018.
Click here to find out more about Simon.
From Children to adults
Are you looking for YOUR storyteller? Simon Brooks has been telling folk and fairy stories to young people since 1991 and has been telling tales as a profession since 2003. Simon works in schools and libraries, summer and winter camps, with scout and girl guide troops, home school settings and at festivals, and parks & recreation organizations. With an easy ability to identify with young people and easy way about him, Simon is YOUR storyteller!
Not all folk and fairy stories, myths and legends are for young people. In fact there is a large number of tales which are NOT for young people. If you want to thrill and entertain middle school, and high school students, Simon is your man! He regularly tells his stories to adult audiences (as well as telling to adults at kids shows (the kids don't know)! Venues include schools, libraries, colleges, inns, hospitals and museums and more.
Teachers are professional teachers, Simon is a professional public speaker and storyteller. Schools, colleges, museums, hospitals, and libraries, ask for Simon, who teaches every demographic through 'at-risk' communities to ivy league institutes and all points between. He makes people comfortable when teaching others in the art of public speaking and storytelling, and Simon educates to the core curriculum.
Find out why you should have Simon in YOUR community. Click here to see Simon in action in both video and photos and also hear (coming soon) audio files - all stories here are complete and free to stream!