A new YouTube collection features over a hundred free stories told by master storyteller Joe Hayes.
STORYTELLER JOE HAYES has given all of us a great gift, a gift especially for the kids, teachers and parents who love to hear him tell stories. Yes, Joe has put all of his stories on video in the Joe Hayes YouTube Channel, totally free, just for the clicking!
WATCH: Here are some of Joe’s best loved stories!
THE GUM CHEWING RATTLER Is it true that rattle snakes can chew gum? Is it true that Joe’s tall tales are as tall as he is?
THE DAY IT SNOWED TORTILLAS Oh, this is one of Joe’s signature stories. And a personal favorite for those of us here at Cinco Puntos Press. It’s like a “tall tale” in a way, but it comes from the Northern New Mexico Spanish tradition. It’s about a very wise woman who protects her silly husband from robbers by making it snow tortillas!
Joe Hayes’ most famous bilingual story, LA LLORONA, THE WEEPING WOMAN. Be careful. It’s a real scary ghost story. Anywhere you go in the American Southwest, you’ll hear kids whispering about La Llorona, especially when it gets dark.
Watch Joe tell the story of PÁJARO VERDE / THE GREEN BIRD. Through many twists and turns, a green bird wins the heart of a beautiful girl who happens to be the only one in her family who has two eyes!
Be on the lookout for GRANDPA’S HAL-LA-LOO-YAH HAMBONE, Joe's latest tall tale, which will be available in late October.
According to the story, Joe Hayes’ mother knew how to stretch the family’s budget nearly as well as Joe streeeeeetches the truth.
Kids today grow up knowing all about recycling. But when Joe Hayes was a kid, recycling hadn't been invented. Money was so tight for his family that they had to be inventive about reusing everything. And when the family splurged for a fat hambone to flavor their beans, Joe's mother was determined to make it last as long as possible.
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