Big Joe the Storyteller

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Basic Information

Address: 60 Sutherland Rd. Brighton, MA 02135
Phone Number: 617 713 4349
Director: Joseph Pagliuca

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Additional Information

Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-5
Length: 1-2 hours

50 miles

Pricing: negotiable

Storytelling In The Classroom (for K-6 educators) Teach Happy (for PreK-2nd grade educators)

Setup: 10min
Takedown: 10min
Equiptment: Sound equipment for large auditoriums would need to be provided; otherwise I have a sound system and just require an electrical outlet.

Hailed as "One of the best in the business" by the Boston Globe, Big Joe has been delighting children and families since 1998 with his exciting storytelling show. Using a collection of original,classic, and world folktales, along with puppets, props, and surprises, Big Joe gives a performance that is both enriching and entertaining. The show is perfect for Preschool - Grade 6, with shows available for grades 7-8 as well. Big Joe has themed shows on subjects such as bullying, empathy, American history, health, money concepts, and many others.

Mission Statement:

To provide an enriching and entertaining storytelling experience for young children.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Storytelling is the best way to communicate concepts, thoughts, and ideas. It helps children (and adults) to make sense of the world around them.

Program History:

Started as a storyteller in 1996 part time while I was a teacher. Became a full time storyteller in 1998 and have been telling tales ever since

Testimonials: “One of the best in the business” - Brian McGrory: The Boston Globe “Joe continues to entertain the children in a world where the stories are bigger than life as is the storyteller…And with smiles on their faces, the children all live happily ever after!” - Michael McInnis: Dover Sherborn Hometown Weekly “The children can’t take their eyes off of him” - Kelly Collins: The Malden Observer "Big Joe I think you are funny and a great great storyteller" – Julia age 7 Lawrence Public School