Imaginative Minds: Writing By Children

These stories and poems are written by children of all ages. Hearing stories from the perspective of children refreshes one's soul with their innocence, their creativity and their wonderfully fresh ideas.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

The Magic Tree

The Magic Tree
by Gabriella, age 7

Once in the night, I snuck outside. I went next door to the back garden. I went to the tree that was in the garden. It had doors. I crept inside the very top door. In that door was a panda bear who could speak English.

I said, “Hello,” to him.

He said, “Hello,” back.

The panda bear told me that he had always been very lonely, so he was happy that I came. I knew it was too late for me to be out and I needed to get home, so, after politely chatting with him for a short time, I told the panda bear, “Goodbye.”

I went to the bottom of the tree. I opened the door that was at the very bottom. I saw a different world. There was a sign above the door that said, “Welcome to Fairytale Land.” I said out loud, “Fairytale Land! Wow!” I couldn’t resist entering Fairytale Land, just for a bit before I went back home.

In Fairytale Land, I saw Sleeping Beauty, The Three Little Pigs and Jack and Jill.

I heard my mom calling for me, but I couldn’t see the door I had come through, so I asked Jack and Jill the way out of Fairytale Land. But they didn’t know the way out.

So I went to the Three Little Pigs’ house and asked them how to get out of Fairytale Land. They said that they only knew how to go through Fairytale Land, not how to leave.

I then went to Sleeping Beauty and asked her the way out of Fairytale Land. She said, “I don’t know, but Prince Phillip does,” and she took me to Prince Phillip.

Prince Phillip knew the way back to the door in the tree that led out of Fairytale Land, and he showed me the way.

When I got out, I ran back into my house. I went to bed, and I wondered when I would go to Fairytale Land or visit a different door in the magic tree again.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

A Good Summer With Teddy

A Good Summer With Teddy
by Gabriella, age 7

One day, I was going to the beach for the whole summer. I had to pack loads of clothes and things. I didn’t forget to bring my teddy bear. His name was Teddy, and he was very special to me. When it was time to go, we took a truck to the beach, because we had lots of boxes of our things to bring with us for the summer.

It took four hours to get there. During those four hours, I did some drawing and I played with Teddy and some of my other toys. I also read a book that took me a whole hour to read.

When I got to the beach, we parked the truck and then had to walk a small distance to the hotel. The hotel manager said we had to go to room 616 on the top floor. We opened the door, and we unpacked our things. It took us a whole afternoon to unpack out things.

After we unpacked our things, I picked up Teddy and he was alive! I was very surprised to see him moving on his own! He spoke to me and we had a long chat. He explained that sometimes on very special days during the summer toys can come alive.

We went to the beach again, and we started to build sand castles. When it was 7:00pm, we went back to the hotel because it was bed time. It was a wonderful day playing with Teddy on the beach, and I hoped that he would be able to come alive again someday.

Fairy Wings

Fairy Wings
by Isabella, age 4

There was a little fairy named Lea who wanted to fly like the other fairies, but couldn’t because she had no wings. Another fairy who did have wings lifted her up and flew her around.
She loved being flown through the air, but she wanted to be able to fly without help.

She asked other fairy how she got her wings. The other fairy said, “I have several pairs. I’m the Wing Fairy, and I am the one who gives other fairies their wings.”

The Wing Fairy found a pair of wings for Lea and put them on her. And then little fairy Lea could fly! She flapped her wings and flew high in the sky. She was happy.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Mermaid & The Boy

The Mermaid & The Boy
by Isabella, age 4

There was a pretty mermaid named Jackie and she saw a boy sleeping on the beach. The ocean’s waves were getting closer to him. The ocean wanted to sweep him away, but she didn’t want him to drown. She couldn’t go on the beach so she sang a song to wake him up.

She sang the “Happy Birthday” song but with different words. She sang,
“You are asleep,
And the ocean
Is coming.
You are asleep,
But you need to
Wake up soon.”

He woke up and saw the waves getting close to him. He stood up, but slipped as the water reached his feet and fell into the water. The ocean’s waves quickly tried to pull him out to sea.

As he swam back to shore, he saw the pretty mermaid Jackie and he knew it had been her song that woke him up and saved him from being swept out to sea while he slept. He never forgot her.