Margaret R. MacDonald & Gerald R. Fierst

Margaret Read MacDonald, a folklorist and former children's librarian, travels the world telling tales in such fascinating spots as Maha Sarakham, Thailand; Kota Kinabula, Malaysia; and Medellin, Colombia. Her picture books have earned numerous awards, including Parenting magazine’s Reading Magic Award, the American Folklore Society’s Aesop Accolade, Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Award, and Parents’ Choice Award.

Gerald Fierst, a storyteller, author, and literacy educator, has worked in film, television, and theater and performed as a storyteller in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is currently the Theater and Film Specialist for the WAE Center of the Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled and resident storyteller at Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University. He has been a featured teller and ghost story teller at the National Storytelling Festival, a Storyteller in Residence at the International Storytelling Center, and has been a featured performer at Limmud, the European conference for Jewish education.