Storybook Favorites

Yoshitsune training with the Tengu Sojobo

Can You Save Her?: https://sites.google.com/view/apunishment/home?authuser=0

This storybook exercises a really great concept of combining game with myth, having the reader’s choice determine the outcome. I will definitely be taking notes about how to create a choose-your-own adventure story! I loved the narrative style of putting the reader inside the myth and having to think as the Tengu. The descriptions are thoughtful, and the content is informative and creative! The legend itself is an exciting one, and going through it as an adventurer makes it even more exciting!

Feral Children: https://sites.google.com/view/feral-children/home

This storybook creatively explores a fascinating topic. The story of Genie is so dark and all too real. I particularly admired the way the creator offered a Youtube video of nature sounds on the first page to create a more immersive experience for the reader. This inspires me to think about the multitude of options at my disposal to create an atmosphere. The chosen images are captivating portrayals of the stories the author describes in detail. I had never considered writing about the idea of feral children, but there are plenty of examples in mythology to choose from. The fact that she chose to incorporate both a true story and myths create an interesting piece that reiterates the point that myths all come from some kernel of truth.

Creation and Myth: https://sites.google.com/site/creationandmyth/home

This storybook is a fascinating imagining of one’s own mythology, detailing the creation of new worlds from the beginning by a godlike narrator to each world’s apocalypse. The amount of detail that went into each description was indicative of someone who put a lot of thought into this project. Blending science and myth into interesting tales of planetary evolution and destruction was an inspiring read!

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