Willy Claflin

Willy Claflin

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Willy Claflin is the author of three award winning childrens' books: The Uglified Ducky, Rapunzel & The Seven Dwarfs, and The Bully Goat Grim. A fourth book--The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go To Sleep---will be published in March, 2014. This series, told to Willy by Maynard Moose, also a famous storyteller, is illustrated by the brilliant James Stimson. Each book is accompanied by a live field recording of Maynard, telling the tale in his native Northern Piney Woods. Willy is a favorite at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, and at dozens of regional festivals across the land. He tells original and traditional stories. He's also well-known as a singer-songwriter, and performs traditional ballads and blues. Willy is a member of the National Storytelling Networks' Circle of Excellence Many of his audio recordings are also award winners. His latest one man show is the story of his great-great aunt, the notorious and mesmerizing Victoria Claflin Woodhull. The first woman stock broker and the first woman to run for president (1872), she ran and lost on the Free Love Ticket. Willy records and performs with his son, Brian Claflin, and he lives in San Francisco with his wife and business partner, Jacqueline Darrigrand. AWARDS: Texas Bluebonnet Award Texas Library Association Circle of Excellence Award National Storytelling Network iParenting Media Award National Parenting Publishing Gold Award Parents' Choice Gold Award (2) Parents' Choice Classic Award Storytelling World Award (2) American Library Association Notable Children's Recording Award (2) Mom's Choice Gold Award
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