The Storyteller’s Handbook is a book with no set stories, yet thousands of possibilities. Created by Elise Hurst, this book of illustrations invites the reader to imagine their own version of stories to go with the whimsical scenes on its pages.
As you flip through it, you will encounter a bison and a bear in a trench coat pushing their broken-down house-car, being steered by a barely noticeable mouse, and unassisted by the lion roommate lounging beside a bonsai tree and reading a novel. And that’s only the beginning!
As Hurst writes: “This is a handbook to fire your imagination and your creativity. You can open this book at any time, or on any page. An easy way to start is to ask what and why and how and who about the things you see. You might ask yourself: what just happened? What happens next? What is just off the edge of the page?”
The stories you will tell, prompted by these pages, will be unique to you and the ones you choose to share them with.
- Hardcover, 128 pages
- 25 x 19 x 2 cm (9.8 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches)
- Compendium, Inc., 2022
- ISBN: 978-1-970147-76-6
- This book is printed with soy inks on FSC®-Mix certified paper
- Created by Elise Hurst
- Foreword by Neil Gaiman