Bill takes us back to his boyhood with stories about summer at the community pool, field trips to the state house and a Valentine’s Day disaster. Heartfelt and witty, Harley’s tales engage kids like no other and send adults on a trip to their own past. Are these stories true? As Bill says “The more I tell them, the truer they get…”
Parents’ Choice Gold Award, NAPPA Gold Award, Storytelling World Award, Grammy Nominated, Booklist Editors’ Choice: Media 2012
Reviews & Quotes
“Witty, folksy, and very fun” Children’s Bookwatch
“There are three things you need to be a great children’s storyteller – great stories, a powerful sense of what it’s like to be a kid and terrific delivery. Bill Harley has all this and more. His new CD, High Dive, sets a high water mark for storytelling skills. The Grammy winner deftly crafts comic tales tinged with poignancy. Middle graders will laugh along with Harley’s stories, which will make parents reminisce about their own childhoods. It’ll be no surprise if Harley grabs another Grammy with this marvelous release.”
“Bill has completely captured the angst of a middle school boy’s life in his new recording, High Dive. Whether it is about falling in love or making wise choices, his sense of timing for each story is spot-on. I had so many belly laughs as I listened, tears streamed from my eyes. Highly recommended for school age listeners and those who want to revisit that fun-filled time!” Stephanie
“Bill Harley has done it again, with a magical collection of stories that touch hearts with humor; and insight into the lives of not only of children, but parents and teachers as well.” Lex Krausz KRFC – FM Fort Collins, CO
“It’s hilarious! My favorite line is: “Kristi, the lifeguard…she’s the love of my life…she’s 16…I’m 9!” Claire (age 9)
Click here to read the lyrics to “It Could Have Happened”
Links to Fun Stuff
Calendar of Appearances
Concerts & Festivals
One School, One Book
Keynotes & Conferences
Between Home & School
Writing & Storytelling Resources
Beyond the Book: Night of the Spadefoot Toads
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