Mariella Bertelli


    Children’s Stage


    High on the Mountain, Deep in the Sea. Tales of Magic and Wonder from Italy


Mariella Bertelli is an international, Toronto-based storyteller who tells fluently in English and/or Italian. Her wide repertoire includes folk, fairy and literary tales, especially from her Italian heritage and stories from her Canadian newcomer’s experience.  As a storyteller and through her work as a member of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), Mariella is also an advocate for children and young people’s rights to books, literacy and information.


The Shirt of the Happy Man, Retold by Mariella Bertelli, Illustrated by Laszlo Gal (Kids Can Press, 1977). “Andreuccio da Perugia” a retelling by Mariella Bertelli, in Tales for an Unknown City, Stories from One Thousand and One Friday Nights of Storytelling,collected by Dan Yashinsky. (McGill-Queens University Press, 1990). “The Monkey in Disguise” a retelling by Mariella Bertelli, in Ghostwise, A Book of Midnight Stories, collected by Dan Yashinsky (Ragweed, 1997)

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