Helen East


Picture books
First Starters series x 5 (1981 Macdonald Educational)
Word Book; Counting Book; Colour Book (all 1983 Macdonald 345)
The Arthur's Aunt series x 4 (1984 Macdonald 345)
Concertina Board Books x2 ( 1985 Marks and Spencer )
Dora the Storer (1987 Macdonald Children's Books)
Down in the Dark (1987 Macdonald Children's Books)
The Everlasting Christmas Tree (1987 Macdonald Children's Books)
The Tale of the Tooth Fairy (1989 Macdonald Children's Books)
Individual Folktales retold: Attu and the Snow Giant (1985 Macdonald)
Taro and his Grandmother
The White Elephant
The Emperor and the Nightingale
The Talking Parrot (all 1986 Macdonald + Co )
Pippa and the Oranges (1986 Macdonald)
The Little Girl and the Crocodile (1987 Macdonald)
The Lucky Pearl (1988 Macdonald)
How the Olympics came to be (2011 British Museum)

'The Singing Sack (28 song-stories) (1989 A+C Black) +CD.(5th reprint 2000)
'Two Tongue Tales'. tape and book resource pack( 1990 National Folktale Centre)
Look Lively, Rest Easy (songs, stories, tricks and games) (1990 A+C Black)
Spirit of the Forest (with Eric Maddern / Alan Marks) (stories about trees) (2002 Frances Lincoln)
The Singing Storycloth (songs & stories with activities for music and puppetry) (2006 A & C Black)
London Folktales (2013 History Press)

Children's Novel
Frances Fisher RIP (Wear Books 1993)

Contributions to various anthologies and resource packs include
Common Lore Resource Pack 1988
The Oxford Christmas Storybook 1990 OUP
The Green Umbrella 1991 A+C Black and WWF
Hi Lo Dolly Pepper 1991 A+C Black
Time for Telling 1991 Kingfisher
Common Bonds 1991 N.C.C./National Oracy Project.
Tales Myths and Legends 1993 Scholastic
Common Bonds 1991 N.C.C./National Oracy Project.
Inside Out 2001/2 Heinneman (English Language Teaching:Focus on Storytelling)
and featured storyteller on Inside Out Video.
Velocity (The Best of Apples and Snakes)2003 Black Spring Press.
Storytelling for a Greener World 2014 Hawthorn Press.
Landing Stages 2015 (Environment & Performance) Crinkle Crankle Press.

Expanding the Frame - video with accompanying booklet (oracy within the National Literacy Framework)

Publications in conjunction with various community groups
Memories of Mare St 1985 (tape slide compilation)
Boiling the Pot -Shropshire stories 1994 (cassette)
Stories of Change 1996 (Charting the Changes Extracts, Kent)
The Illustrated Story Maps 1997 (Rochester Council)
Southwark StorySwap 1999 (cassette and booklet)
If Stones could Speak 2001 (Sheppey Intergenerational Picture Book)
Border Talk - After Offa - Living Life Along the Border 2012 (2cds,book and map)

Articles etc:
Sprakundervisning; ESL through stories;
BBC Education Factsheet. New Lamps for Old
N. Tyneside Oracy Project. Storytelling in the Primary School
The 1989 and the 1990 National Storytellers Directories
Tagging the Tale 1999- Morals and Stories; British Council Indonesia 50th Celebs.

Film . Script for Take 2; children's film. 1995 LAB prod.

Radio (and accompanying book) 17 Stories for Everyday Science 1997 BBC World Service. (The Learning Zone, 17 progs. 1st broadcast 1996 - '7)

work in progress -Hidden Tales - the real people of the otherworld: little known huldu /elf /fairy stories from Ireland to Iceland (contributors include Duncan Williamson,(Scotland) George Peterson (Shetland) Eddie Lenihan (Ireland) Erla Stefansdottir (Iceland)- contact Helen if you are interested in adding something.)

Wenffrwd, Llansilin, nr. Oswestry SY10 7PZ
or 56 Westgate road, London SE25 4LZ
Phone: 01691 791333 or 0208 662 0736