Tall Tail Productions is: 1) Paul Hench; 30 years experience teaching English to Spaniards, Portuguese and Italians of all ages. Has co-authored several series of books. 2) Mady Musiol; has taught English and French at primary and secondary levels in Canada and Spain, and at university level in Venezuela. Has also authored, co-authored, adapted and/or edited well over one hundred books. An experienced teacher trainer and editor in English, Spanish and French. 3) Luis Lopez de Lerma; a lifetime of observing the world, drawing and illustrating comics and others texts; also an experienced storyteller and scriptwriter.
We all believe that besides giving a good foundation in the language or subject that we teach, it is important to use fantasy and storytelling to stimulate the imagination and creativity of our students.
The three of us coincided as co-authors of TWIGGY; a series of storytelling books for teaching English to Spanish children (1990-1995; Longman-Pearson; Spain).
1) Paul: Cultural Anthropology, University of Michigan. 2) Mady: Modern Languages and Literatures from University College, University of Toronto. Postgraduate studies in social psychology at the University of Caracas. 3) Luis: high school degree.
All three of us currently live in different parts of Spain and continue to collaborate in the creation of teaching materials.