THE BOOK OF STORY BEGINNINGS
New York : Candlewick Press, 2006
IL 5-8, RL 4.9
up a journal with this inscribed on the front and read the inscription:
Beware you writers who write
So reads the front cover of the journal that 14 year old Oscar Martin finds in the attic in his farmhouse in the middle of Missouri. After he writes the beginning of a story in his book,
Oscar walks downstairs, gets into the rowboat and rows off into the ocean never to be seen again by his family.
100 years later, Lucy Martin and her family move from their city apartment to that very same farmhouse. Lucy is determined to solve the mystery behind Oscarís disappearance. Her Aunt Lavonne had been convinced that only Lucy could solve the mysterious, and some thought, magical disappearance of Oscar.
But, what does a cat, an old overcoat, and this mysterious journal all have to do with the mysterious disappearance of Oscar Martin?
Find out in The Book of Story Beginnings by Kristin Kludstrup (Bettina Wesloh, Children's Library Associate, Eldersburg Branch, Carroll County Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Authorship -- Fiction.
Storytelling -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.