Pleasant DeSpain
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Pleasant DeSpain

Pleasant DeSpain has an unusual but true name and an unusual but true profession. He travels the world collecting, writing and retelling traditional tales. Born in Colorado in 1943, he wrote his first original story at age eight. It was published as The Mystery Artist in 1996. Pleasant taught speech-literature-drama for six years in three universities, and wrote-produced-hosted an award-winning TV show called Pleasant Journeys on KING TV, Seattle. Now, the author of 18 award-winning, multicultural story collections and picture books, published by August House Publishers, has a home in Troy, NY. A man of age, Pleasant continues to travel the world having amazing adventures!

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Best Sellers

    • Eleven Turtle Tales

    • By: Pleasant DeSpain
    • Narrated by: Pleasant DeSpain
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Slow but steady Turtle exhibits wisdom, perseverance, and cunning in these world folktales....

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Thirty-Three Multicultural Tales to Tell

    • By: Pleasant DeSpain
    • Narrated by: Alma Cuervo, Jennifer Ikeda, Nyambi Nyambi, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    People just can't live together without telling stories. We tell stories that are funny, ironic, insightful, or just simply pleasing to the tongue and ear....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So much diversity!

    • By Jessica - KaleidoscopesAndPolkaDots.Co on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Magic Pot

    • By: Pleasant DeSpain
    • Narrated by: Bethany Eyrich
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When a woodcutter finds a magic pot that makes two of everything that he puts inside of it, he thinks all of his troubles have disappeared....

    Regular price: $2.77

    • Tales to Tell from Around the World

    • Volume One
    • By: Pleasant DeSpain
    • Narrated by: Pleasant DeSpain
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "What is your favorite story?" is the question children across the country often ask professional storyteller Pleasant DeSpain....

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Multicultural Tales to Tell

    • By: Pleasant DeSpain
    • Narrated by: Pleasant DeSpain
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    From 20-year veteran storyteller Pleasant DeSpain, known for reducing folktales to their essence, 20 "retellable" folktales from around the world....

    Regular price: $13.95

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