Jim Weiss Presents: New Stories from New Friends

Jim Weiss Presents: New Stories from New Friends

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In Jim’s fresh retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Wild Swans”, fifteen-year-old Elise must rescue her brothers from the curse of an evil witch. Natalia Bilbao’s “Tennis Frenemies” is the story of a passionate young tennis player who forms an unlikely friendship with her rival. Pricilla Chung weaves a magical tale of children in a dreamlike land of talking animals from the Chinese zodiac in “Aria’s Dragon Light.” Finally, in Dale Guy Madison’s “The Wedding Challenge”, an African princess declares that she’ll only marry the man who can convince her to climb down from a tree.


  1. Han’s Christian Andersen’s The Wild Swans – Jim Weiss (Fairytale)
  2. Tennis Frenemies – Natalia Bilbo (Modern/USA)
  3. Aria’s Dragon Light – Pricilla Chung (Modern/USA)
  4. The Wedding Challenge – Dale Guy Madison (Traditional African Tale)

Approximately 80 minutes. 
Available on CD and MP3

“Four storytellers, led by Jim Weiss, display the amazing width and breadth of Story in tales influenced by (at least) four different cultures and diverse moods, yet all offering universal lessons about loyalty, friendship, love and honor.  A delightful surprise!”- PARENT

Timeline: Contemporary
Location: USA/Africa
Values: Caring / Compassion, Confidence, Cooperation and Teamwork, Courage, Creativity, Determination, Enthusiasm, Friendship, Generosity, Helpfulness, Humility, Kindness, Love, Loyalty and Faithfulness, Patience and Perseverance, Purposefulness, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Discipline, Steadfastness, Trust, and Work