Tarrytown, N.Y.

Children's books are not designed for storytelling. Just ask Jehan Clements, professional storyteller and inventor. He's the brains behind a new book design that could make storytelling more fun and effective. That is, if he can find a publisher willing to take on the unusual format. After 10 years persuing patents and publishers, Clements has little to show for his invention. He has a pile of rejection letters, a patent (issued in 1998), and a few interested but still uncommitted book makers. But he's not giving up. A professional storyteller for some 30 years, Clements became increasingly frustrated with storytelling, and he blames

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