Broadway sensation Sutton Foster reads Memoirs of an Elf for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Storyline Online®
December 5, 2022
LOS ANGELES (December 5, 2022) – Acclaimed actor and Broadway star Sutton Foster is the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy program Storyline Online®. Just in time for the holiday season, Foster shares her vocal talents and infectious enthusiasm by reading Memoirs of an Elf, an entertaining Christmas tale with a modern twist, written by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Tim Bowers, and published by Sleeping Bear Press.
Memoirs of an Elf takes place on Christmas Eve, and has all the elements of a Christmas classic with some fun contemporary upgrades that reflect the technology kids use these days. In particular, Spark Elf who takes “elfies” and programs the GPS, while the other elves secure the toy bag, in order to help keep Santa and his reindeer on schedule. But just when the jolly crew returns home and thinks their work is done, they find something left in the bag, which isn’t a present at all…it’s a dog! Can Santa return the family’s beloved pooch in time to keep Christmas merry? Sutton Foster answers this question and more in this holiday tale that will leave the little ones laughing — and on the edge of their seats!
SAG-AFTRA Foundation President Courtney B. Vance is delighted to bring Memoirs of an Elf to life this holiday season with Broadway star, Sutton Foster.
“The incomparable Sutton Foster, who has extended her run in The Music Man by two weeks, knows what it’s like to work hard and feel passionate about bringing joy to others during the holidays. And she appears to be having just as much fun with this humorous yuletide read-aloud as she’s been having during her fantastic run on Broadway. Sutton does a brilliant job in everything she dedicates herself to, including this joyful addition to Storyline’s holiday collection,” says Vance.
As with all Storyline Online read-alouds, Memoirs of an Elf is accompanied by a complementary supplemental activity guide for teachers that aligns with Common Core Standards that strengthen verbal, written and comprehension skills. Aimed at kindergarten through 2nd grade students, the activities encourage children to engage in critical thinking and explore the themes of the book including teamwork, technology, and humor.
With over 900 million views worldwide, Storyline Online has been a trusted educational brand and free literacy resource for teachers and parents since 2001. Storyline Online remains committed to providing the extra help to teachers in classrooms, as well as parents with school-age children at home.
Sutton joins the illustrious cast of Storyline Online readers including Angela Bassett, Kristen Bell, Connie Britton, Terry Crews, Viola Davis, Rosario Dawson, Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Garner, Allison Janney, John Lithgow, Rami Malek, Seth Meyers, Chris Pine, Justin Theroux, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Yeoh, and many more who have volunteered their time and talent to promote literacy and inspire a love of reading in hundreds of millions of children worldwide. To watch Memoirs of an Elf and all of Storyline Online’s read-alouds, visit storylineonline.net. Keep up with new videos by subscribing to Storyline Online on YouTube and following Storyline Online on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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An Emmy-nominated program of the nonprofit SAG-AFTRA Foundation, Storyline Online® streams 73 videos at no cost to children, parents, and educators worldwide. The site receives over nine million views every month and is endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers and the American Library Association, as well as named one of the best websites by the American Association of School Librarians. In addition to the website, Storyline Online offers a free app for iPhone and Chrome devices. Storyline Online, like all SAG-AFTRA Foundation programs, relies solely on support from gifts, grants and sponsorships to produce new content. For more information, visit storylineonline.net.
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