The Grumpy Dragon and the Angry Dragon is a study of the author’s storytelling relationship with her nephew, from simple storytelling with a two-year-old to storymaking — the shared construction of long and complex dramatic “games” — with a five-year-old. The intimacy and immediacy of shared spontaneous storymaking between an adult and child provided fertile ground for developing the skills of both play partners. In part, this paper is an exercise in linking storytelling to educational research in the early-years field; however, it is also a reflective exercise following a child and adult as they learn and unlearn the forms of stories, and their own im aginations, through the challenges and delights of shared storymaking.
"The Grumpy Dragon and the Angry Dragon: From Storytelling to Storymaking,"
Storytelling, Self, Society:
1, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol8/iss1/1