Muriel Johnson's stories were fun, engaging and age appropriate for TK-Fifth Grade. The kids and teachers loved the stories and the assembly was interactive. It was a great break from the normal distance learning and brought sunshine into the Zoom classrooms!
Nancy Binzen, Author
Jeannette McNeil, Principal
James Monroe Elementary
I organized LitQuake's first-ever storytelling event this year for LitQuake Marin, and Muriel was our very first teller. None of us knew how many people would show up or what ages they would be. As it turned out, we had a full house ranging in age from 3 - 79. On the spot, Muriel chose stories from her repertoire that engaged and delighted everyone. She's versatile, energetic and, oh yes - good. Truly a delight to work with.
Deborah Lowe, Parent
Muriel is a dynamic, artistically brilliant performer who actively engages her audience. She loves performing for children and is loved by everyone she meets.
April Hayley, MLIS
San Anselmo Library
Muriel captured and held the attention of our young audience (about 100 kindergarten and pre-schoolers) for almost an hour, an amazing feat for any performer. Kids who normally get bored and squirmy were rapt; parents who are known to check their phones constantly were thoughtfully engaged. Muriel carefully crafted her selection of interactive stories to match the group of children and parents before her, breathing new life into ancient tales. Her gentle yet commanding style transported us to other worlds and we all left feeling refreshed and a little wiser, and kinder. I would recommend Muriel to any librarian or teacher looking for a professional storyteller, one who not only brings creativity and intelligence to her craft, but also a vibrant spirit that connects with children.I can't wait to have her back at the San Anselmo Library!