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Begins this month!  Hurray!
July 2013 Certificate Puppetry training
Taking applications now for the NEW Series 
16th Training Series - Location - Keene NH!  
Contact Suzanne for information.
Numbers are limited!  Apply Now!!

Delightful and Meaningful work with Nursery Rhymes

 Summer and Autumn Events:

nursery rhyme puppetry in Kauai, Hawaii

in-service creative and renewing puppetry in Santa Monica, CA

I am booking in-service and regional workshops for 2014-2015

Below are the courses still open for enrollment - all others are 
full or are ongoing trainings.  for information contact:

I can bill you via PAYPAL for all events!  

July/August - New Series Begins!! Keene, NH
Certificate Puppetry Training - email for information

August 24,25 - Ann Arbor Michigan  
Regional ECE Workshop
The Wise Grandmother Rod Puppet

October 11-14 - NYC - 3 1/2 day event

Touched Into Being - The Mother and
Baby Rod Puppet - Art and Archetype

Looking Ahead 2014:

NEW -  West Coast Puppetry Training series
  Begins late June/July 2014

NEW - California Coast Lighthouse Hostel Retreat Course -
  Walkabout Tales - Nature Writing for Children's Stories
  Inviting the Ocean Muse to inspire our stories!

Our Books are available to order

It's time to order your AUTUMN TALES
for Back To School!

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New Seasonal Puppet Kits will be available in Autumn
Keep an eye out for the September - Back To School Newsletter!!

Look for 'Old Gnome Through the Year'  this Autumn.
12 months of Stories about the Adventures of the beloved Old Gnome


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A Summer Story 

The Honeysuckle Cafe

It is summer in the meadow, wildflowers grow and bloom 
along the edge of a softly flowing creek.  Where
the waters bubble up and sing you will find a giant
honeysuckle bush with the sweetest smelling flowers you will 
ever smell.

If you look under the honeysuckle leaves you will be surprised
to find a tidy and pleasant room full of wee little tables made of wooden
stumps with mossy chairs.  And if you were lucky enough to do so 
you would find the room full of bees, butterflies, and flower fairy folk
sipping honeysuckle tea and laughing away the summer hours.

For this is the Honeysuckle Cafe, run by Mother Summer herself!

One hot summer afternoon, Mia and her grandmother went for
a picnic in that very meadow.  Mia brought along a basket of fresh 
raspberries she had just picked from the garden.  After she helped 
Grandmother lay down their blanket in the meadow grasses, Mia
went to the creek to wash the berries.  

As she bent down by the water, she heard strange and beautiful
tiny sounds.  They were coming from under the honeysuckle bush.  
Mia quietly lay down on the ground and peeked under the leaves.
She saw a great surprise, a most amazing sight!

She silently waved to grandma to come!  Grandma tiptoed over and 
lay down next to Mia.  Together they watched!  Fairies, butterflies, bees, 
even ladybugs were all drinking honeysuckle tea, and laughing.  Some
were dancing to the tune from a grasshopper's fiddle.

Grandma whispered, 'I have never in my whole life seen such a wonderful
sight!  They watched for a long time, then ever so quietly backed away.

'We should leave a little gift for them, 'said Mia.  She looked at her basket
of raspberries and said, 'let's leave these!  It does look just like a cafe, 
a fairy cafe!'  And Mia gently placed the raspberry basket near the opening
under the honeysuckle bush.

They did not know that Mother Summer was hiding nearby and
watching their kindness.

When they returned to their picnic blanket, there, sitting on rose petals were
2 tiny cups of honeysuckle tea from the honeysuckle cafe!  

'Mmmmm', they sipped the glorious nectar, and both agreed it was the 
sweetest drink they had ever had  It tasted of sunshine and flowers, and
happy summer days.  'Thank you, thank you for the tea', they called out 
hoping someone could hear them.  Mother Summer did hear them, and 
was smiling from her hiding place.

They never again saw any sign of the honeysuckle cafe, but every time they went 
for a meadow picnic, they stopped to sip from a sweet honeysuckle flower,
and remembered that magical day.


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