~ Supporting character development through guided reading and serial publications
The Whispering Tree
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The Ogre-Beast showed the town of Red Apple Creek that being different was cool. He taught me to be proud of who I was. He changed my life. But the Mayor decided to lock him up in a cage. Who does that to a beautiful creature?
Our fourth grade class went to visit him along Glarington River, and all I wanted to do was cry. When I happened to see a legendary Whispering Tree floating by, I decided to jump off the ferry boat and escape. I just didn't want to be on that stupid field trip anymore. However, when I climbed onto the trunk of the giant tree, I had no clue I was about to go on the strangest, most heroic journey of my life.