Youth Services: Literature Live

The King's Daughter Who Lost Her Hair

A folktale from the Akamba people of East Africa, this is a story about a vain princess whose refusal to give even one strand of her beautiful hair to a bird building a nest costs her her hair and her kingdom its livelihood. Find out how the princess and the other characters in the story find common ground. Literature Live! is proud to present The King's Daughter Who Lost Her Hair at a Library branch near you. 

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

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Youth Services

Literature Live!

Changing Lives,
One Story at a Time!

Literature Live! is the Austin Public Library’s own puppetry and storytelling troupe. They create and perform shows throughout Austin’s library system, in addition to special shows for schools and museums. The puppeteers are masters of bringing literature to life through puppetry, storytelling, song and movement, helping to form a lifelong bond between children and reading.

Read the Puppetry Journal article written by our own Ellen Scott to learn about the history of puppetry at the Austin Public Library.

Printable Puppets
Print your own puppets at home for fun and play!
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Little Peep
The Little Red Hen
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Very Hungry Caterpillar - Video Tutorial
Humpty Dumpty
The Frog Prince
City Mouse Country Mouse
Groundhog Day
Spider Marionette
Mitt puppets
Three Little Fishes
Fish Puppet
Little Bunny Foo Foo
Monkey Finger Puppets
Jack and Jill
Big Enormous Turnip
Down on Gandpa Farm