Len Cabral is a internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences with his storytelling performances at schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1976. A great grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West Africa. Len's strong Cape Verdean ancestry comes alive in his exuberant retelling of African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world. Len is a popular storyteller at theaters, schools and festivals throughout the United States and has performed at festivals in Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Holland and Canada. He is the recipient ot the National Storytelling Network 2001 Circle of Excellence Oracle Award. The author of a children's book for young readers and contributing to several folktale collections, Len also has five Cd's and audio cassettes featuring a wide range of his favorite stories, several receiving NAPPA and Parents' Choice awards. For teachers, librarians, caregivers and aspiring storytellers, "Len Cabral's Storytelling Book," published by Neal-Schuman, NY is an excellent resource on how to begin telling stories, filled with 22 stories from around the world with telling and teaching guides, storytelling games and an extensive bibliography.