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TWO DESERT TALES: THE MISSING CAMEL AND SENOR COYOTE AND MAMA RABBIT by Barbara Winther
TWO DESERT TALES: THE MISSING CAMEL AND SENOR COYOTE AND MAMA RABBIT by Barbara Winther
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Middle and Lower Grades; Missing Camel: 2 male, 1 female, and at least 5 male or female. 10 minutes. Senor Coyote and Mama Rabbit: 1 male, 1 female, and at least 5 male or female, 10 minutes. Thoughtful and interesting African and Mexican folktales set in the desert where humans and animals use their wit and wile to survive in harsh conditions.
 
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THE BAKER'S NEIGHBOR Adapted by Adele Thane
THE BAKER'S NEIGHBOR Adapted by Adele Thane
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male, 6 female, male and female extras; 15 minutes. Peruvian folktale in which a greedy baker tries to charge villagers for smelling the good smells of his bakery and a wise judge determines what a fair price should be.
 
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OCTAVE by Kevin Stone
OCTAVE by Kevin Stone
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Lower Grades; 7 male or female; adults for narrator and piano player; 10 minutes.
Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do! Here's a fun, easy way to teach children about the notes in a scale, major and minor chords, and the value of working together.
 
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VIKKI'S VALENTINE BOX by Sharon Brady
VIKKI'S VALENTINE BOX by Sharon Brady
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Lower Grades; 4 female, 4 male; 10 minutes. It's never easy being the new girl in class, and especially on Valentine's Day. Will anyone put a Valentine in Vikki's box?
 
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THE PICNIC PEACE by Jane Tesh
THE PICNIC PEACE by Jane Tesh
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Lower Grades; 4 male, 1 female, as many male and female extras as desired for ants; contemporary; 10 minutes. Red ants and black ants fight over a picnic, only to discover that working together, sharing, and making friends are the most important morsels of all.
 
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BIG CAT, LITTLE CAT, OLD MAN MONKEY by Gillian L. Plescia
BIG CAT, LITTLE CAT, OLD MAN MONKEY by Gillian L. Plescia
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Middle and Lower Grades; 5 female or male; 15 minutes. A charming Japanese folktale that explores the importance of friendship: how easy it is to lose a friend over a silly disagreement, and how important it is to work things out and share.
 
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THE TOYS' GIFT by Melinda Williams
THE TOYS' GIFT by Melinda Williams
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Lower Grades, 8 male or female; 20 minutes.
A sweet story about a child who doesn't have enough money to buy Christmas gifts for his parents. . .but gets by with a little help from his "secret" friends.
 
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TURKEY SAVES THE DAY, by Peggy Bauer
TURKEY SAVES THE DAY, by Peggy Bauer
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Lower Grades, 4 male or female; 10 minutes.
Bird cries "Foul!" when he realizes he's going to be the main attraction for Thanksgiving dinner.
 
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HALFWAY TO CONCORD by Marcella Rawe
HALFWAY TO CONCORD by Marcella Rawe
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 male, 2 female; 25 minutes. It's hard to tell who is a friend and who is a foe when neighbors take sides at the start of the Revolutionary War, as Paul Revere spreads the word from Boston to Concord.
 
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ONE WISH TOO MANY by Jean Feather
ONE WISH TOO MANY by Jean Feather
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Lower Grades; 3 male, 2 female; 20 minutes. A charming Dutch folktale has an enduring message about showing kindness to strangers and sharing with others.
 
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A TWIST OF FATE, Adapted by D. R. Andersen
A TWIST OF FATE, Adapted by D. R. Andersen
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Lower Grades; 3 male; 1 female; 5 male or female; as many male and female as desired for Guards and Citizens. 15 minutes.

Aesop's tale in which a slave's life is spared because of his kindness to a fearsome lion.
 
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THE FORGETFUL EASTER RABBIT by Helen Louise Miller
THE FORGETFUL EASTER RABBIT by Helen Louise Miller
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Lower grades; 8 male, 7 female, and 8 male/female; 15 minutes. A bunny forgets his list for Easter egg deliveries and meets children who are not at all happy about his forgetfulness----until they are reminded that they sometimes forget things, too.
 
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FIRE IN A PAPER by Loleta Hagy
FIRE IN A PAPER by Loleta Hagy
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 male and female; 15 minutes.
Two new brides have to combine smart thinking and common sense in a test demanded by their mother-in-law. The two young women do what is asked of them, and more, setting the stage for a long life of family harmony.
 
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CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY, by William Dean Howells, adapted by Adele Thane
CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY, by William Dean Howells, adapted by Adele Thane
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Middle & Lower Grades; 4 female, 3 male, 3 male or female; 25 minutes. In this charming fantasy, first published in 1892, a little girl discovers that there can indeed be too much of a good thing!
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CUPID'S WEBSITE by Liz Boiko Burdick
CUPID'S WEBSITE by Liz Boiko Burdick
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Middle and Lower Grades; 6 male, 7 female, 8 male or female; 20 minutes.
Will web designer's plans take all the charm out of boy-meets-girl?
 
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THE TALKING BURRO by Barbara Winther
THE TALKING BURRO by Barbara Winther
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Middle and Lower Grades; 4 male, 4 female, 4 male or female; 25 minutes. Talented animal joins in Mexican Christmas celebration.
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ARMADILLO'S CHOICE by Pamela Love
ARMADILLO'S CHOICE by Pamela Love
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Middle & Lower Grades: 6 actors: male/female; 10 minutes. Animals meet in the desert and learn to respect their differences, without asking each other to change the way they are.
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