Puppetry project: Home-school family learns as it entertains, 13 September 2007, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah
Proving that people can learn anything they want from a public library, a local family has created marionettes for “The Princess and the Pea.” … The Meyers girls: Jeanette, 17; Sara, 15; Julie, 9 and Charlotte, 7, hope to take their version of the classic fairy tale to other venues, including rest homes, hospitals and schools.
Under the tutelage of their mother, Elizabeth Meyers, who has home-schooled the children over the past 14 years, they created the marionettes and the costumes.
They learned how to make them run and jump and came up with the story line from books and a video in the library.
“We spend a lot of time there, checking out books,” Meyers said. “You can learn about anything you want to know from the library.”
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