Abulafia, part of my heart: DreamSongs
Cloudstone, New York City, 1991. Softbound. ISBN 1–879846–03–9.

The Banza
Penguin–Dial, New York City, 1984. Paperback and hardcover are out of print. ISBN 0–8037–0428–3.

Bouki Dances the Kokioko
Illustrated by Jesse Sweetwater. Harcourt, San Diego, California, 1997. Hardbound. ISBN 0-15-200034-8.

The Cool Ride in the Sky
Illustrated by Paul Galdone. Random House, New York City, hardbound. Out of print.

The Day the Ocean Came to Visit
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. Harcourt-Gulliver, San Diego, California, 2001, hardbound. ISBN 0-15-201774-7.

Esther’s Story
Illustrated by Juan Wijngaard. HarperCollins, New York City, 1996, paperback. ISBN 0-688-15844-7.

The First Love Stories: From Isis and Osiris to Tristan and Iseult
HarperCollins, New York City, 1991, hardbound and softbound.

The Glass Mountain
Illustrated by Louisa Bauer. HarperCollins, 1999, hardbound.

Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories & Hymns from Sumer
Co-authored by Samuel Noah Kramer. Illustrated with artwork from Sumer, with notes by Elizabeth Forte. HarperCollins, New York, 1983, softbound. ISBN 0-06090854-8.

Lazy Stories
Illustrated by James Marshall. The Seabury Press, New York, 1976, hardbound. Out of print.

Little Mouse’s Painting
Illustrated by Maryjane Begin. North-South Books USA, New York, 2002, hardcover. ISBN 1-58717-124-4. Also available in paperback, ISBN 1-58717-125-2. First published by William Morrow & Co., New York, in 1992.

The Magic Wings
Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Dutton, out of print. Spanish edition published by Hyspamerica.

The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales
Illustrated by Elsa Henriquez. Random House-Schocken, New York, softbound. ISBN 0-8052-1077-6. First published 1978, 2nd edition published 1997.

Oom Razoom or: Go I Know Not Where, Bring Back I Know Not What: A Russian Tale
Illustrated by Dennis McDermott. HarperCollins, New York, 1991. ISBN 0-688-09416-3. Out of print.

The Red Lion
Illustrated by Ed Young. Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1977. Out of print.

Squirrel’s Song: A Hopi Indian Tale
Illustrated by Lillian Hoban. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1976. Out of print.

Step by Step
Illustrated by Jos. A. Smith. HarperCollins, 1994. ISBN 0-688-10315-4.

Sun Mother Wakes the World: An Australian Creation Story
Illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft. HarperCollins, New York, 2004, hardbound. ISBN 0-68-813915-9.

Treasures of the Heart: Holiday Stories That Reveal the Soul of Judaism
Random House–Schocken, New York, 2003. ISBN 0-805241-44-2.

The Visit
Illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1977. ISBN 0-394-83449-6 (library-bound version: 0-394-93449-0). Out of print.

White Wave: A Chinese Tale
Illustrated by Ed Young. Harcourt, 1996. ISBN 0-15-200293-60. First published by Thomas Y. Crowell in 1979. Korean edition published by Better Books.


“A Visit with Josie Wowolla Boyle of the Wongi People” Parabola, Volume 36, Number 4 (“Many Paths One Truth”), interview with the Aboriginal storyteller, Winter 2012–12.

“The White Light Festival” Parabola, Volume 36, Number 2 (“Giving & Receiving”), review of the three–week arts festival at Lincoln Center, Summer 2011.

“Shiva and Sati” (Hindu) Parabola, Volume 36, Number 1 (“Suffering”), Spring 2011.

“The Nightingale” (H.C. Andersen) Parabola, Volume 35, Number 4 (“Beauty”), Winter 2010.

“The Desire to Relieve All Suffering” Parabola, Volume 35, Number 3 (“Desire”), article about Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Fall 2010.

“To Truly Live the Teachings” (an interview with Master Minghai by Diane Wolkstein) and “Layla and Manjnun” (Persian), Parabola, Volume 35, Number 1 (“Love”), Spring 2010.

“Who Knows What the Future Brings?” (Taoist), Parabola, Volume 34, Number 4 (“The Future”), Winter 2009.

“Papa God and General Death” (Haitian), Parabola, Volume 34, Number 2 (“Water”), Summer 2009.

“Storytelling Brings Understanding” (includes an interview with Diane Wolkstein) by Vern Barnet, Kansas City Star, April 8th, 2009.

“Beyond School: Connecting with Children through Storytelling” Parents League of New York Review, 2009 edition.

“Ruth: Where You Go, I Will Go” and “Monkey King: Journey to the West” Parabola, Volume 34, Number 1 (“Imagination”), Spring 2009.

“God in Love” Parabola, Volume 33, Number 2 (“God” issue), Summer 2008.

“Storyteller Speaking Silence: The Storytelling Art of Dovie Thomason” (review), Parabola, Volume 33, Number 1 (“Silence” issue), Spring 2008.

“I Have Arrived, I am Home” (an interview with Thich Nhat Hanh by Diane Wolkstein), Parabola, Volume 31, Number 4 (“Home” issue), Winter 2006.

“The Finest Quality Dirt” (a essay about the Hans Christian Andersen story “Hans Clodhopper”), School Library Journal, April 2005.

“Safe, Secure, and Wild” Storytelling Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 3, May/June 2000.

“Transforming Fairy Tales: The Princess in Transition” School Library Journal, September, 1999.

“Sun Mother Wakes the World” Parabola, Volume 24, Number 1 (“Nature” issue), February, 1999.

“The Rebirth of Inanna” Parabola, Volume 23, Number 4 (“Birth and Rebirth” issue), November, 1998.

“Tzaddik of Our Time” Parabola, Volume 20, Number 2 (“The Stranger”), essay on Shlomo Carlebach, Summer, 1995.

“Twenty-Five Years of Storytelling: The Spirit of the Art” The Horn Book, December, 1992.

“Psyche is Not a Wimp” Anima, Spring 1991.

“Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center” National Storytelling Journal, Summer, 1985.

“On Storytelling and Religion: A Conversation with James Wiggins” The Horn Book, June, 1983.

“Beyond the Seer of Lublin and the Master Thief ” Parabola, Volume 4, Number 1 (“The Trickster”), February, 1979.

“The Master Play Puppeteer” Parabola, Volume 4, Number 4 (“Storytelling & Education”), essay on I Wayan Wija, Balinese puppeteer, December, 1979.

“Telling Stories” Parabola, Volume 2, Number 4 (“Relationships” issue), 1977.

“The Stories Behind the Stories: An Interview with Isaac Bashevis Singer” Children’s Literature in Education, number 18, Fall 1975.

“An Interview with Harold Courlander” School Library Journal, May, 1974.

“Old and New Sexual Messages in Fairy Tales” Wilson Library Journal, Volume 46, Number 2, October, 1971.