Once Upon Skates, 2009
Animation OUS < slides of the
originalOUS, + musical bckg. & Sanya's "Apple" song
models child self-confidence and
The "Wind Song" boys
7” x 10”, full cover, strong, glossy stock, 28 pgs.
Now – $11.95 (CA residents + tax)
Stars' Song and Dance demo
Applewitches & Sanya
Trailer for Once Upon Skates
Originally written and illustrated as a puppet play – Once Upon Skates Play.mov on Youtube– the book has more roles, one more scene and a dance number (here a "Dance-video"). The play was performed in schools as a live show without puppets. The book is strewn with photos and art, thus an appealing, inspiring and a lasting resource.
The cast & the author
ONCE UPON SKATES (OUS)
Sanya & the cast
–a NOVELTY Script for a creative family activity and school performances (7-10 y).
Fantasy, intrigue and magic mix in this self-confidenceboosting, modern fairy-tale – unlike its remote cousin of Grimms’ renown. Kids learn acting upon a wish, as if it were already realized – a lesson for the young and the adults!
The play is engaging and fun, beloved by both ages.
OUS plot: Sanya dreams of skating. Her wish is realized and frustrated in a dream by the vain Applewitch. Sanya in turn, plays with magic to outwit the Applewitch and retrieve her skates.