Library Trip 01

Today we went to Sligo County Library to listen to an author named Malachy Doyle.as part of Children’s Book Festival 2010. We listened to him read some stories that he had written. There was one story called “Football Ghosts”. He read half of it and he asked us some questions. He also asked us what we thought would come next.

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There was another story called “The Lambton Curse”. It was about a young rude boy called Young Lambton. While his family was at mass on Sunday he went out fishing. He caught a worm that looked like an eel. When his family returned from mass he threw the worm down the well. An old man told him not to do it because whoever caught the worm had to keep it. Because he caught the worm, Young Lambton’s family would be cursed forever.

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Another book was called The Dancing Tiger”. It was about a little girl and a tiger who danced in the forest at night. Two girls from the class danced with a teddy tiger that Malachy had brought with him.

We really enjoyed our library trip. We thought the stories were really good and interesting. We thought that Malachy Doyle was a good storyteller and author. The whole trip was outstanding.

By Rang II & Rang III

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We went on the bus into town to go to the library. We saw a puppet show at the library. They were very funny. The characters in the show were Lauren, Jack, the Mayor, the Princess, the Wizard, the Pirate, the Big Bad Wolf and Bookie Wookie. The show was about reading. Jack went to the library to get a book for his dad. There were no books in the library because the Mayor threw them all out. Jack climbed up the shelf to get a book and he fell because it was too high.

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Then Bookie Wookie fell down from the shelf. Jack heard a smash sound. Jack looked to see what it was. Then Bookie Wookie and Jack became friends. Bookie Wookie said “I have lots of story friends for you to meet”. Jack said that he was too busy playing with his video games. Then Bookie Wookie said that he could try some books.

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The Mayor owned a battery machine so that the children could replace the batteries in their video games. But the battery machine broke down. All the DS’s ran out of power and they couldn’t play any games. The battery machine could not be fixed for two weeks. The Mayor got very angry. Jack could not play his games and he tried to think of something to do. Jack went back into the library to see Bookie Wookie. Bookie Wookie showed Jack and Lauren all the characters in his stories. Jack started to read some of the stories. The Mayor wanted to rip up the books but he wasn’t able to. We helped the Wizard to make a spell to make the Mayor disappear forever. Everybody wanted to read books again.

The puppet show was fascinating. It was very funny. We really enjoyed it.

By Rang I and Rang II