What happens when Missy and her Dear Friend, Rocky find a poor scrawny little fox hound crouching over her pup? The hound asks, “Please, please. C-c-can me and my son crawl under your porch? Little Tommy is so wet and I’m afraid he’ll c-c-catch his death if I cain’t get him outta the wind,” she
From the Kid Blog at Miss Missy’s School, an entire post! No clicking necessary. Plus a free short, short story. It’s very cute. Please share. The City Cat and the Country Cat Dear Readers, or should I say, Dear Writers! Have you noticed that each Kid Blog post starts with an example of something from Miss Missy’s
From Here to There Why are there maps in storybooks? From the Kid Blog at Miss Missy’s School. You’ll never guess whose maps we talk about! Tolkien drew maps of Middle-Earth, and detailed maps of the numerous locales within Middle-Earth, before he started writing the books. He’s not alone in beginning a story this way.
Today at the Kid Blog at Miss Missy’s School we learn about similes and read some beautiful examples from The Animal Family, by Randall Jarrell (1965 by still in print; illustrated by Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are!). Miss Missy’s School: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School on sale
The Kid Blog at Miss Missy’s School is a site just for kids (and their grownups). Each post, which I’ll be reposting here, is intended to teach kids a little something about writing, and to introduce them to some either classic children’s literature, or older stories and poems by lesser known writers. This was the
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Gosh, would you look at her! Her official birthday is at the end of August, so she’s not quite one year old here. Who would have thought on August 13, 2012 that Missy would write an epic novel titled, Vitiosus Canes, Virtutum Actus (Vicious Dogs, Virtuous Acts) that was destined to become a best seller?
I need to rededicate myself to promoting Miss Missy’s School. To that end I’m going to re-post a few things about the book. Your mentions, re-posts, shares and so on would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! [Update on James Robert Peery. Still working on things. Waiting to hear back from the local librarian.] Miss Missy’s
I was stuck on the Phoenicians. Have you bought Miss Missy’s School yet? Available to preview and order here.
Animal Stories Today’s Kid Blog post at Miss Missy’s School talks about the different sorts of animal stories. (And we learn what “anthropomorphize” means, and what Greek words it comes from.) Many references to classic children’s literature and to some wonderful old books that have fallen out of favor. While you’re at the site, check
The “As Someone Once Said” callouts of Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School were a lot of fun to write. Challenging! But a lot of fun. The work begins, of course, with finding just the right quote for the ol’ hippy dog, Gilbert to share with Missy and
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From “Chapter XIII: Recess? Never Heard of It” in Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School I wish I could excerpt this whole chapter! It begins with Bebe having a little fit because she doesn’t want to go to school. She thinks they are horrible places. She dramatically throws
and I still haven’t figured out what’s going on with the structure of the blog. Sorry. But let’s see if we can generate some content, shall we? Big Food Recipe: Creative Cooking Chocolate Wines Cookies Recipe: Chocolate Cheese Drop Cookies Stretching the Food Dollar This is a very old post, still in converted blogspot format,
A very important question is asked and answered at the end of Chapter XI: Questions, Questions, Questions in Miss Missy’s School. But I can’t tell you what it is! (Though you maybe able to guess.) This is the chapter where the Big Dogs– including Tiger the Cat– tell their stories about Tommy’s insatiable curiosity. Aubrey
I had to go out of town early today. Hence only one The Week in Pictures. But I planned ahead and scheduled a “As Someone Once Said” post for 7:15 this morning. Will Rogers in the morning. Perfect. Except I just looked and it was scheduled for 7:15pm. Fixed it. Better late than never.
This quote comes from “Chapter X: Zero-One-Two” in Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School. This is a funny chapter! I don’t want to give it away, but the premise is that Bebe thinks she knows how to do something, and Jordan tells her she’s doing it wrong. But
This weekend’s quotation is from “Chapter IX: Aubrey’s Story, Questions Answered” in Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School. I don’t want to give away too much of the story in setting up this quotation. Suffice it to say that in “Chapter V: Aubrey’s Story,” Aubrey told Missy a
This is from “Chapter VII: Peter Rabbit.” Gilbert stops by Aubrey and Little Tommy’s home in the shed while Aubrey was reading Peter Rabbit aloud. She stumbles and has to sound words out. Gilbert offers to read, and does so beautifully. When he’s finished Aubrey and Tommy clap and thank him, then Aubrey sends Tommy
Okay. I fixed the spelling. But still. Very nice, isn’t it? In the unlikely event that you don’t know what book this review is discussing– what rock have you been under for two years? Just kidding. It is possible that one or two of my hundreds of thousands of followers (again, j/k) has not yet