Come sing and dance with Chickadee and her friends!
This enchanting story will transport you to a world of wonder – from the gilded cage of the Scarlet Plumage Beauty Shop, to the joys and perils of the natural world. As you embark on a journey with cardinals, geese, blackbirds and the charming blue-footed booby, Sula, you'll be humming along as you “puff up” your feathers and imagine yourself surrounded by the romance of fireflies, then suddenly perched on a yellow cottonwood as the fog rolls in and you're surrounded by strange noises after dark.
Ethel Miller-Reith has a knack for drawing you into this story of adventure and friendship, while exploring deeper themes of inner strength and self-discovery. When the bleached blonde Chickadee
ventures beyond the confines of her cage, she encounters danger, disillusionment, and physical
challenges, but through teamwork, faith, and affection, kindred spirits rally together, culminating
in a happy ending of exploration and new beginnings.
Illustrations by Amber Luecke vividly brings to life the colors and sentiments of the characters as they leap off the pages and invite you to jump in with both feet and “feel it to your core” “going to where you're meant to be”!
- Kristine Dennehy, Professor, California State University Fullerton
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STORYTELLER – AUTHOR – PLAYWRIGHT - Ethel Miller-Reith has a medley of stories to delight her listeners! Her imagination has no boundaries. Ethel custom writes and delivers programs to fit your event theme and audiences of all ages. She was the keynote speaker for Southwestern agency where she performed a program designed especially for their audience “Telling the stories of our lives.”
Hospitals, non-profit agencies, libraries, schools, churches, shelters and youth groups have been enchanted by her creativity and skill. She gives expert presentations on the creative writing process, particularly to high school students where she takes special interest in helping them to recognize and use their gifts to fulfill their dreams.
Ethel has been recognized for her books by the Westport, CT Library as one of their local artists. She will be introducing her new fairy tale - "Chickadee.”
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Above: Third Act of Golden Bell, performance.
Left: Actor and Ethel celebrating the good reviews.
St. Jeromes Playbill
A Golden Bell and Pomegranate isn't just a story, but a play, that was brought to life by the St. Jerome Circle Players. Here is the cover of the playbill handed out during the performance. To read more about the story the Golden Bell and Pomegranate, visit it on the books page.
This photograph of a Native American Great Grandmother and her great grandson was given to me by a friend after she heard me tell the Native American story of Towntom.
It was given to her by her uncle and she wanted me to have a copy.
It was taken in Canada, but my friend didn’t know the tribal name.
I’ve been given so many gifts from people who were touched by a story I told; dream catchers, figurines of Native American storyteller’s, feathers and other souvenirs. When you tell a story that stays with people, they want to give you something in return.
It's a wonderful feeling to receive mementos from people whose hearts were touched by my stories.
CN Story Center
Golden Bell Play
St. Jeromes Playbill