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I began this adventure 16 years ago. I was working in Marshfield at the Head Start program when I decided to try out a living telling tales to willing participants. I’ve enjoyed every moment thus far and look forward to the years to come. This Saturday I turn 40 years old. I was just 24 (for all those math majors) when Big Ryan’s Tall Tales began. Seems like an entire lifetime has passed. I have seen thousands upon thousands of children, visited thousands of schools, and met some of the best people on the planet. Every year I strive to keep making children laughs with the silly thoughts that enter my mind.

This week I return to the Wood School in Fairhaven as the “prize” for the children who’ve read the most books during the school year. Every year the crowd gets bigger and bigger! It’s so nice to see and makes me feel all warm and tingly inside honor all these children who simply have a love for reading.

My summer schedule is still filling up fast and if you would like to book something give me a call anytime at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday: Duxbury Free Library Raising a Reader @ 1:00pm *Week 4
  • Friday: Wood School @ 1:45pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows.

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Duxbury
  2. Fairhaven

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I am excited to be going back to Pinefest this weekend and I hope to see you all there!  If you need more information on the event click on the cardinal above - and I look forward to seeing you all there!

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I am activately adding the summer shows so keep an eye out for all the new dates!  If you’d like to book a date call me anytime at (508) 641-5336 or email me at ryanstalltales@hotmail.com and I will get back to you right away!

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This Saturday is the Plymouth Pinefest - I have had the honor of entertaining at this fantastic event for the past 3 years and I will be there again! Make sure you come to enjoy the entire event - you can see a video here about what this important and amazing event offers.

My summer schedule is still filling up fast and if you would like to book something give me a call anytime at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday: Duxbury Free Library Raising a Reader @ 1:00pm *Week 3
  • Saturday: Pinefest @ 11:00am

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows.

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Duxbury
  2. Plymouth

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After this past week, after seeing a new part of MA that I had yet to see, I am ready for a lighter week! It will still be quite busy as I am heading to the Little People’s College on Church St on both Monday and Tuesday - then I am heading to Rowley for a show on Wednesday morning at the library. I welcome the new Kindergarten class to the Carver Elementary School system on Thursday night. I was fortunate enough to be able to have my daughter tag along with me to Sharon Library. During lunch she said she wanted a cell phone… and a nose ring. She’s 6. Makes me laugh and want to cry at the same time! Hope everyone had a great vacation and is ready to tackle the last term of school this AM.

My summer schedule is filling up fast and if you would like to book something give me a call anytime at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Monday: Little People’s College @ 10:00am
  • Tuesday: Little People’s College @ 10:00am
  • Wednesday: Rowley Library @ 10:30am
  • Wednesday: Little People’s College @ 6:00pm
  • Thursday: Carver Elementary School: Welcome to Kindergarten @ 6:00pm
  • Friday: Downey Elementary School @ 6:30pm
  • Saturday: TALKING COMICS! at the Plymouth Library @ 2:30pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows. Talking Comics is an opportunity for elementary aged children to explore, discuss and trade comics! Come one, come all!

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. New Bedford
  2. Rowley
  3. Carver
  4. Middleboro

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This week is going swimmingly and I am super excited for today’s shows. I also was recently talking with a friend and was discussing our daughters. His just turned 13 and he said it was like it happened in a blink. “Just like that” he said “and she’s 13. She’s a little woman.” We talked about freezing time to keep them little and after a second he says “You know what though? It’s all been good. Even the rough times - they were still good.”

This cartoon was done when my daughter was still too little to know how to put on make-up - but it was like a self fulfilling prophecy because she loves to dress up and get all gussied up now. She says it’s because she looks so pretty. I tell her she’s pretty without any make-up at all.

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Another April vacation is upon us and I will be all over the map! Please check out the schedule below and come and visit me! I’m excited to be visiting the libraries for the first time - such as the Ipswitch, Wayland and Newbury Libraries! Also, I’m excited to be returning to the East Bridgewater and Mashpee Libraries! I will try to keep everyone updated throughout the week - and I’m working on updating this site so I can easily post pictures from the road and from my shows!

My summer schedule is filling up fast and if you would like to book something give me a call anytime at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday: Ipswitch Library @ 10:00am
  • Tuesday: Wayland Library @ 2:30pm
  • Wednesday: Fiske Library @ 10:30am
  • Wednesday: Massasoit Community College @ 5:00pm
  • Thursday: Sharon Library @ 10:30am
  • Thursday: East Bridgewater Library @ 2:00pm
  • Thursday: Little People’s College @ 6:00pm
  • Friday: Wayland Library @ 11:00am
  • Saturday: Mashpee Library @ 10:30am

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows.

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Ipswitch
  2. Wayland
  3. Wrenthem
  4. Brockton
  5. Sharon
  6. East Bridgewater
  7. New Bedford
  8. Byfield
  9. Mashpee

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I am happy to report that I made it through another wonderful Bridgewater week - and I will be back next year! I have to say, the biggest compliments I received were from the 3rd graders who all asked if I would be telling stories to them the following year in 4th grade. Sadly, I had to tell them, I have yet to visit the middle school to tell my tales - but I said I’d be open to it. It just makes me feel good to know that even the older kids enjoy my stories too.

My summer schedule is filling up fast and if you would like to book something give me a call anytime at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Monday: Truro PublicLibrary @ 9:30am
  • Monday: Little Engineers, Big Ideas at PCIS @ 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: Crayon College @ 10:00am
  • Wednesday: Nature Center Preschool @ 10:00am
  • Wednesday: Little People’s College @ 6:00pm
  • Thursday: Nature Center Preschool @ 10:00am & 1:30pm
  • Thursday: Little People’s College @ 6:00pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows.

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Truro
  2. Plymouth
  3. Norwell
  4. New Bedford

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I love this show… and apparently so does Amy

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There is one week I look forward to the most because I get to return to a school I have visited for over 12 years. I visit the children of the George Mitchell Elementary School for an entire week! It’s even more exciting for me because, for just one week, I feel like I’m part of a community of the most friendly and welcoming teachers. They smile and get as excited as the children they teach that I am back and nothing makes me feel better then an entire school happy to have me return! So get ready Mitchell - I will be there first thing in the morning!

My summer schedule is filling up fast and if you would like to book something give me a call anytime at (508) 641-5336.

Here is the storytelling schedule for this week:

  • Monday: George Mitchell School @ 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Tuesday: George Mitchell School @ 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday: George Mitchell School @ 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday: Little People’s College @ 1:45pm
  • Thursday: George Mitchell School @ 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Friday: George Mitchell School @ 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday: Week of the Young Child at VOC @ 12:00pm

Please check the Upcoming Shows page for more information on all of these shows.

Places I will be visiting this week:

  1. Bridgewater
  2. New Bedford

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