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James Alan Weiss was born in Highland Park, Illinois on 24 November 1948. He has been a professional storyteller for over 25 years. In June 1989, Jim decided to do something more with the craft that he had formerly practiced solely for pleasure. He and his wife, Randy Weiss, formed a production company, Greathall Productions, and have thus far produced forty seven (47) storytelling recordings with enticing titles from classical literature, such as Greek myths, King Arthur and Sherlock Holmes. Jim's Greathall line is the recipient of more than 100 major national awards from The American Library Association, Parents' Choice Foundation, NAPPA, the Parents' Council, The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, The Film Advisory Board, Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award and more. Weiss' newest releases are "Julius Caesar and the Story of Rome" and "Carry On, Mr. Bowditch." June, 2009 marked the 20th Anniversary of Greathall Productions.
In 2015, Greathall Productions was acquired by Peace Hill Press (now Well-Trained Mind Press). Well-Trained Mind Press is now the distributor of Jim's audiobooks.
Jim travels extensively throughout The United States, giving live performances at stores, libraries, schools and community events. He has hosted and starred in a PBS television pilot that won a Northern California Emmy for "Best Children's Show," and has even performed at THE WHITE HOUSE Annual Easter Event.
As a storyteller, Jim's performances have been described as exciting and enchanting. His connection to his audience is magnetic and interactive, proof positive that storytelling today rejuvenates one of the first and most personal forms of entertainment. Adults and children alike leave the performance feeling that they have really met characters from a wide range of classic literature and folk tales. Jim's presentations garner heightened respect for the art of storytelling and the literature itself.
- Bonus Track
- The Selfish Giant
- Jack And The Beanstalk
- Song: If I Were A Giant
- The 'Fantastical' Tale Of Finn MacCoul
- The Giant Of Grabbist