Children's Story: Adventures with Duende in the Ocean

ADVENTURES WITH DUENDE IN THE OCEAN is a story of an elf who takes a boy on a journey into the ocean. It’s the 1st in a new series of adventures that are about honoring and caring for our Mother Earth, and includes letters from animals in the ocean that children will be asked to write back to (or, if younger, they can draw). This story is made up of 13 beautifully illustrated story cards presented in the Japanese Kamishibai format that was used to tell Japanese Folk Tales inside small box stages in the parks in the 1930s. This format offers children 5 years and up a chance to become theatrical storytellers; provides parents and teachers an interactive approach to storytelling; teaches children about the earth (with letters from animals included); and it invites our youngsters to become earth stewards (through future Duende Clubs). It may even inspire your child to create their own story and cards! For more info. on purchasing your own story or on storytelling events, contact the Author at  

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"Nico was certain that the little man was real. He was as real and bright as the stars in the sky when he arrived in the boy’s dreams smelling of salt and sand." 

--Adventures with Duende in the Ocean  

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2021 NM Storytelling Events: 


June 15, 3:30-4:30:

Children's Adventure Company, Santa Fe 

June 21, 10:30-12 p.m. 

Mountain View Community Center, ALBQ


June 23, 2:00-4:45 p.m.

Mesa Verde Community Center, ALBQ

June 26, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Santa Fe Railyard Market, Santa Fe

June 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Vista Grande Community Center, East Mtn.

July 3, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Santa Fe Railyard Market, Santa Fe

July 6, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Las Padillas Community Center, ALBQ

Westside Community Center, ALBQ

July 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

River Talks Event, Santa Fe

July 17, 9:00 a.m.-10:15 p.m.

Bachechi Open Space, ALBQ

July 18, 9:45-11:00 a.m.

Albuquerque Open Space, ALBQ.

July 31, 9:45-11:00 a.m.

Albuquerque Open Space, ALBQ.

August 7, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Santa Fe Railyard Market, Santa Fe

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"Mr. Squirt flipped the two up and up, sending them to the ocean’s surface and then back down."