“Misty Forest,” by Larisa

Once a legend was told about a little girl called Skye and her parents who went for a family trip in the Misty Forest and had never been back since 2001. One day on January 13, 2010 a girl called Jemma Wilson decided to go inside the Misty Forest even though the police told everyone to stay out. As she entered the forest she heard the ground shaking from below and also heard violins and someone singing. As she traveled deeper into the forest she felt a heat energy or a source that made her feel tired. She decided to rest in an old abandoned cabin. When she entered she saw another person inside floating but that person ran away. Jemma decided to go after her and saw that girl from the legend Skye.

Skye told Jemma to leave but she disagreed. Jemma asked if she was still alive but Skye said no. She said that her parents were not alive as well but were a living soul, so she needed to find them.

Jemma said, “This is why you were guarding the forest and scaring the people you wanted to find your parents.”

Skye looked pale and sad that after all these years she couldn’t find them.

Jemma said, “Do you want help finding them?”

Skye accepted her help and they traveled for days and Jemma’s friends and parents were looking for her and were terrified that she was gone. After one week of searching for Skye’s parents they found a lot of clues that all ended up in the same place. The part of the Misty Forest that Skye was scared of she said she was scared of because something huge attacked her and her parents in there. Jemma said that if they wanted to find her parents then they had to go look in there because everything led to there. So Skye and Jemma went inside the deepest place in the Forest and they looked and looked and looked. Suddenly something attacked Jemma and it was a type of lion that was huge but luckily Jemma knew how to calm the lion down and they decided to travel on the lions back because they were very tired and hungry.

They traveled a little more until they found a huge cabin in the middle and when someone came out they stared at Skye and ran toward her. It was her parents and as a gift Skye’s parents teleported Jemma back to her parents. Jemma’s parents thought it was a miracle that their daughter just came out of nowhere. Jemma started explaining where she had been and introduced Skye. Skye also started explaining to her parents and introduced Jemma, and after a few years their parents were best friends and Jemma and Skye had a lot of friends.

“Nellie” written by, Isabella, Riley, Angelina, and Anvitha




 
 
A map of Magic City 

In the year 2020 the gravity went missing in Magic City. Here for the first time is the story of this historic moment, as told by those who witnesses it first hand.
Once upon a time, there lived a Guardian of the City named Nellie. Nellie was a 14-year-old cat fairy. They had wings, could turn between cat fairy and human form, and liked to wear a flower crown. They also liked to fight off monsters who would threaten the city, as well as their rival, Dark Destro, leader of the mountain lions. They lived in an underground secret base with a powerful security system.

It was a typical day for Nellie. They woke up, defeated Dark Destro, ate breakfast, and started practicing their battle techniques using a bag full of dirt as a punching bag. Then they carefully got into their gold car and drove down to the chocolate river. They got down to the chocolate river and had a picnic with s’mores.

They also went shopping for the day and picked up superhero pills from the grocery store. Once their shopping was done they decided to start looking for villains on Devil Street (where most of the city’s villains lived).

Nellie was starting to fly around Devil Street when suddenly something changed. They realized they weren’t flying anymore—they were floating. Nellie wasn’t the only thing floating, either. So were the houses, so was the chocolate from the chocolate river, and all the people on Devil Street. Gravity was gone!

Nellie didn’t know what was happening. But suddenly a fairy with leaf wings, rainbow hair, and clothes made of moss appeared before them.
The fairy said, “My name is Anastasia. The gravity gem has gone missing! No one knew that there was a gravity gem, but… NOW IT’S GONE! AND I’M TELLING YOU, IT SHATTERED INTO PIECES! AND NOW YOU GOTTA FIND IT!!”

Nellie thought to themself, “Oh my god, such a rude fairy. Bossy!” But they didn’t say it out loud. Instead they said, “Okay, fine! But you gotta do me two favours… Give me thousands of super power pills. And also tell me where it is!”
So Anastasia told Nellie where the gem pieces were: in the Central Tower, behind a door that had never been opened before. But Anastasia had the only key, and was willing to open it for Nellie. However, Anastasia warned Nellie that Dark Destro was working to keep gravity broken.
Dark Destro had sent a dragon and two mountain lions to guard the gem pieces, keeping anyone from getting close.

Nellie knew that the dragon must have been hypnotized by Dark Destro, so they needed to break Dark Destro’s control.
Nellie had a secret power that they only liked to use at the most important times… they turned into a super, SUPER cute cat! The cat was so cute that it de-hyp- notized the dragon, breaking Dark Destro’s control! The cuteness was so strong that Dark Destro’s hypnosis controller exploded in Dark Destro’s hands!

The mountain lions saw what was happening and tried to attack Nellie. The dragon flew in and protected Nellie though. The dragon was on Nellie’s side!

And the lions were defeated!

Nellie gathered the gem pieces and reformed the gravity gem. They then put the gravity gem into the chocolate river, restoring gravity. As the chocolate river and all the houses and people returned to the ground, chocolate began raining from the sky.

“Candy Land,” by Shreyashi

One day, Nella went to her friend Beary’s house. When she arrived they both went upstairs and made a pillow fort.

Then Beary said, “Let’s go to Phoenix’s house”, so Nella called Phoenix and asked if she and Beary could come over for a sleepover.

Phoenix said “Ok, I will pick both of you up. Make sure you guys get your stuff”. They both got their stuff ready. A few minutes later, Phoenix arrived and they all went in the camping van.

Nella said, “Do you guys want to go to Candy Land?”

Both of them nodded. They all went to the Candy Land and met their friend Gummy, the Gummy Bear. All of them went down the sour strip candy slide and the twizzler swing.

They had a fun day and finally, they went to rest on their cotton candy bed.

“Alicia,” written by Mayukha, Saraniya, and DJ

Alicia was an 8-year-old human who was secretly a superhero at night. She was super strong and super powerful. Her most secret power was lava rainbow where she shot lava out of her wrists. Her best friends were her pet blue bird and robot named Carl. One day Alicia was studying math. She liked math. Alicia got stuck on a math question, so she called her pet bird, Luna, for help. Luna was very smart.

When Luna got to her room she didn’t know the answer, so Alicia called Carl. Carl had four arms and he was excellent at math. When Carl got there he solved the problem, so Alicia was good.

Then it was nighttime, that’s when the evil ninjas came out. The ninjas were always trying to destroy the world. They slimed the city and threw stink bombs that made people go to sleep. The slime was also smelly.

Alicia wanted to save the city with Luna and Carl. Alicia fought the ninjas using her lava power and her water power. Her lava power made everybody melt. Her water power was very cold and it froze ninjas.

Carl was a robot, so he didn’t fall asleep when the ninjas threw their stink bombs— that made him very powerful. Luna had moon power that helped people float and walk on air. Luna had space bombs that could help everybody not to fall asleep, or heal their injuries.

Luna saw the ninjas with her special eyes (she lived in space, so she could see everything), and she told Alicia. The ninjas were sliming things and Alicia used her water power to freeze everyone. Next Alicia, Carl, and Luna went to the beach.

It was National Friendship Day in United City. There was a giant party at the beach. People were eating cake, and drinking juice—those were things the ninjas liked to do! Alicia, Carl, and Luna invited the ninjas to join the party! Luna put friendship dust on the ninjas. Her friendship dust was pink with a little bit of red and it sparkled. Also, it smelled like chocolate chip cookies.

The ninjas felt very happy to have joined the party. The ninjas suggested that characters from United City’s neighbourhoods combine their powers to protect the city.

So, Charlie, Charlie and Ely and Alicia combined their powers.

Suddenly some sun liquid fell from the sky and onto Alicia’s volcano house. The sun liquid brought new bad: Sun Bad Guys! The Sun Bad Guys were wearing black and white striped t-shirts, black pants, black shoes, and black hats. Alicia used fire to fight the Sun Bad Guys. Alicia held a torch to the Sun Bad Guys eyes and they melted back to the sun. When the Sun Bad Guys got back to the sun, they looked back down at United City and saw the party. The party looked awesome and fun, so they went back!

Alicia saw the Sun Bad Buys and thought, what are they doing back here? Alicia said the Sun Bad Guys could stay at the party if they agreed not to use their powers. Luna used her friendship dust again. The smell of chocolate chip cookies made the bad guys extra nice.

Everybody danced together on the beach.

Alicia played these songs: “All The Love In The World”, “Havana”, “Back To Love”, and “My Favourite Things”. The ninjas and the Sun Bad Guys flossed. They ate chocolate bars and drank orange juice. The ninjas ate cupcakes and slime pizza. Luna used her magic to make lots of rainbow balloons fall from the sky. Then, everyone in the city exchanged friendship presents!

“The Adventure of Petal and Tackle,” by Arthika

On the Planet of Donuts there was an alien named Tackle. Tackle was a strong and caring alien, and he lived in a town named Cloudsdale. Tackle’s best friend’s name was Petal. They did everything together.

One afternoon Tackle and Petal were at karate class. Tackle said to Petal, “I really want to meet Sicky one day.” Petal agreed. Sicky was a bad alien. He made people sick, and nobody knew where he lived.

After karate finished, they went to a cafe. When they entered the cafe, it smelled like dirty socks.

“Why does it smell so bad?” said Petal.

“I don’t know,” replied Tackle. They also saw green goo and smoke. “That’s weird.”

Then…POW! They saw Sicky! Everyone in the cafe left through the fire exit. Only Petal and Tackle were left in the cafe.

“Leave, Sicky! You’re not supposed to be here!” said Tackle.

Petal and Tackle were getting ready to fight using their karate moves. However, Sicky spoke up. “Please don’t hurt me,” said Sicky. They were confused. Wasn’t Sicky a bad guy? “I am only here to make friends.” Petal and Tackle did not believe him. But Sicky wasn’t doing anything, he was just standing.

“Fine,” said Tackle, “if you can prove that you will be nice, we will believe you.” Sicky nodded. “The first thing I need you to do is clean up the mess you made,” said Tackle.

Sicky started cleaning the goo and the smoke. When he was done, Petal told him to apologize to everyone who was in the cafe. Sicky went to go look for everyone. They were all outside the cafe. Everyone was going to leave, but Sicky explained everything.

“I am very sorry that I frightened everyone. I hope that you can forgive me.”

They all nodded and agreed to forgive Sicky.

Petal and Tackle were getting friendlier with Sicky. “Okay, this is your last task. You need to announce to the Planet of Doughnuts that you are a kind alien now.”

“How am I going to do that?” asked Sicky. “You need to go to the radio station and kindly ask them if you can speak on the radio,” said Tackle. Sicky didn’t even know how that was possible, but he said he would try.

When they arrived at the station, Sicky asked the radio station manager, “Hi, can I please do an announcement?”

“Well, as long as you follow the three rules: It can’t be useless information, you cannot play with the buttons, and you have to pay,” said the manager.

Sicky didn’t have any money, so he didn’t know what to do. “Miss, I don’t have money,” said Sicky.

“I don’t want money, I want a precious red ruby from the Forest of Gems,” said the manager. The manager needed the gem because one of the buttons was broken, so she needed a ruby to replace it.

Sicky was scared to find the gem alone, so Petal and Tackle agreed to help Sicky. “Don’t worry Sicky, we have your back!” said Petal. Sicky told the manager that he could do it, so he went on a mission with Petal and Tackle.

When they arrived at the Forest of Gems, they started searching for the ruby. “We’re never going to find it!” said Petal.

“Don’t be so negative,” replied Tackle.

One hour later, Sicky saw a ruby! “Guys, I found the ruby!”

“Okay, get it and let’s go!” said Petal. When Sicky picked up the gem, the bushes started shaking.

“What’s happening?’” said Tackle in a frightened voice. Suddenly, a fox jumped out of the bushes. “That’s my ruby!” exclaimed the fox. “If you want that ruby, you’re going to have to fight for it.” The fox kicked Sicky in the leg. Then all of them kicked and punched the fox back. POW! BOOM! CHING!

“Okay! You win, you get the ruby!” yelled the fox in pain. The fox left and Sicky got the ruby.

“Let’s get out of this forest before we have to fight again,” said Tackle. When they left the forest and went to the station, they gave the ruby to the manager.

“Thank you for this ruby. You can go make your announcement,” said the manager.

All of them ran to the radio room. An employee showed them where the microphone was.

“Hello everyone. It is Sicky. I am not a bad guy. I was just here to make friends, and I do not make people sick. It is just a rumour! I have changed who I am, and I am sorry for who I was before. I hope you can accept me as a friend one day. Thank you.”

The next day, the whole Planet of Doughnuts welcomed Sicky with kind arms. Sometimes, aliens can change for the best.

“Jerry,” by Anna, grade 5

There was a rat named Jerry who made a hole. The hole was big. A human kicked the hole, then it got blocked. Jerry cried. So he made a private hole. All the rats helped.

Jerry lived in the hole for 18 years. The mouse ate dirt. Jerry ate dirt. And the rats ate dirt. The dirt was big. Jerry was old, and he loved the hole.

The mouse was 32 years old. The mouse was big. Jerry was big. A human came and kicked the hole, but he couldn’t kick it because the hole was too strong. Jerry bit the human. The human ran away. The human cried. Jerry was happy because the human wasn’t going to kick the hole. The mouse was happy too!

The mouse was 77 years old and Jerry was 81 years old. Jerry and the mouse couldn’t die. 1785 years later, he was 1748 years old.

The mouse was 1754 years old. They were very old. The hole was still there. Jerry ate ants.

Jerry’s mom and dad could not die. The mom was 6673 years old and the dad was 8435 years old. They were very old. The hole was still there, and Jerry and mouse were happy. The human who tried to kick the hole passed away. Now Jerry did not know but he was happy that no one could kick the hole anymore.

“Dragon the Dragon Makes a Friend” by Salma

Watch Salma read her story – video from our book launch!

Read along with Salma!

Dragon the dragon was alone in the Enchanted Forest and felt a bit sad about it. He didn’t have any friends right then because he’d just arrived there. Before he came to the Enchanted Forest he lived in Dragon Space World with his family. It was pretty much a regular home. He left Dragon Space World to explore, but got lost along the way and now he couldn’t find his way home.

Before now, Dragon hadn’t ever left his home, so he found it hard to get back straight away.

Dragon was exploring the Enchanted Forest when he bumped into another dragon. He was so surprised!

“Ouch!” they both said at the same time.

“Hello,” said Dragon the dragon.

“Hello!” said the other dragon.

“My name is Blaze.”

“My name is Dragon,” said Dragon. “Are you new here as well?”

“I have been here for my whole life!” said Blaze.

“Wow!” said Dragon the dragon.

“I am new here and I’m trying to find my way back home.”

“Where do you live?” asked Blaze.

“I’m from Dragon Space World. It’s in space.”

“Actually, I think I know the way to the Dragon World!” said Blaze.

Dragon the dragon was very happy to hear this. He flew around with joy.

“It’s very far away,” warned Blaze. “It will take at least four days to get there!”

Blaze had a very, very old car that they were going to use to get to Dragon World. The car was green and rusty with a lot of scratches. Even though it was old, the car could fly through space, but you had to drive it for four whole days before it would fly.

Dragon and Blaze got to Blaze’s house to pack up for their trip. Blaze packed two toothbrushes, one tent, some money ($50), two pairs of shoes, and two jackets. Luckily Dragon the dragon had a bunch of food, so they packed that too.

They made a couple of gas station stops along the way to buy more food and for bathroom breaks. As the drive went on Dragon and Blaze became better friends.

First they started driving, and then they started asking questions to get to know each other.

Dragon asked, “What’s your favourite colour and favourite food?”

Blaze said, “My favourite colour is green, that’s why I picked this old car that’s green!”

Dragon told Blaze that his favourite colour was red.

After driving for four whole days Blaze pushed a button on the car and the space feature opened. They were flying in space! Once they were in space it only took two minutes to get to Dragon Space World.

When they landed, Dragon ran back to his home. He went up to his parents and gave them a big hug. He was so happy. Blaze said goodbye and went back to the Enchanted Forest. Blaze said that he would always come back and visit Dragon in the Dragon Space World. Dragon knew he’d made a friend in Blaze and he didn’t feel so lonely anymore.

Sally, by students in Ms. Kent’s class

Once upon a time there was a girl named Sally. Sally Hensen was her full name. Sally lived on a farm until she was 12.

Sally Hensen was a very nice, kind, and generous girl. When she was in first grade, she would always share her snack with her classmates (which she wasn’t supposed to do).

When she got older she shared even more and more; she shared even more than her snacks. Every month she would go with her mom to go to the clothing donation with her mom to donate some clothes to the homeless.

On the day she was told she was moving, she was excited and scared and she was going to live with her cousins in Cornelia Town. Her parents couldn’t move because there was too much work on the farm.

Toothpaste To Be Nice To Da Shark” by Naaneka & Justin

Once there was a cloud world where flying squids lived. In this cloud world, there was a beach made of ice cream sandwiches. The flying squids loved to swim in the blue clouds surrounding the beach.

One day at the beach, Squidson Washington III and their friends had taken lollipops off their sticks to play with them like beach balls.

All of a sudden, a cloud plane was about to crash into the beach!

“Everyone get out of the way!” Squidson yelled. “There’s a plane coming!”

Squidson and all their friends jumped into the clouds to start swimming. The cloud plane crashed into the beach and turned into more ice cream sandwiches.

As Squidson was swimming away from the crash, a magic tree below made Squidson’s brain switch with Drago, their Dragon-fox frenemy from the enchanted forest below!

At that moment, Drago was flying through the sky in a game of fox-dragon tag, which was like hide and seek mixed with tag, high above the treeline (the dragons used clouds to hide from each other). Drago was chasing another fox dragon when they suddenly found themselves transported into Squidson’s body.

For both of them, it was a very weird feeling.

Suddenly, in the cloud ocean, a baby shark came towards Squidson and their friends. Usually, Squidson was afraid of baby sharks, but Drago as Squidson was not, they released their special ink that was like blue toothpaste at the shark, which made the baby shark’s teeth clean and beautiful. This was important because the shark had a thousand teeth!

Just then, Squidson was having a very difficult time flying in Drago’s body. They were used to flying as themselves. They crashed into the squid cloud ocean and into Drago as Squidson. When Drago crashed into Squidson they both returned to their regular bodies. Everything went back to normal, except now the baby shark had very, very clean teeth.

“The Video,” by Haneen

My character’s name is Claire. She writes all her stories in her bedroom with a computer. Claire is an online writer; she writes historical facts about life and she loves to read. She publishes one story almost everyday because she is motivated.

One day Claire made a video about her inspiration, Emma De Williams. She wanted Emma to see her passion. She was very dedicated to her work.

A few weeks later, Emma De Williams found Claire’s video on the internet. She giggled and laughed, “Oh boy, I wonder why I inspired her? Her stories are absolutely atrocious!”

Then, Emma De Williams commented, “You better work harder, Claire. I’m super disappointed.”

Emma wrote the comment as a joke, but then Claire took it seriously.

“What did I do wrong? I always worked hard! And my favourite inspiration isn’t inspiring me, but being rude!” Claire sobbed. She had worked hard for seven years on her writing and Emma still thought it was a joke.

Claire replied to Emma’s comment, “I don’t get it, that wasn’t a funny joke, Emma. I took it seriously.”

Emma saw and replied, “I’m sorry, I thought you loved jokes! But lucky you, I’m publishing your stories in my famous book: Emma’s Most Loved Stories!”

“Thank you so much! I can’t believe it! You’re amazing!” Claire wrote. She felt proud of her writing and videos!