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It was snowing all day and I decided to... It was snowing all day and I decided to go outside. I am a kid police officer and I would go outside and drive all around on my toy motorcycle. I would arrest people who were speeding and not following the laws. I would put them in kid jail. Ten-four, this is Charlie! Charlie Pluta, 8 (WINNER) Bellaire Elementary Second Grade

It was snowing all day and I decided to get some hot cocoa, bring it outside, pour it in the snow, and watch it all dissolve. I’ve done it before. It’s so cool! Hannah Culp, 9 (WINNER) Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth grade

It was snowing all day and I decided to make a snow club house. I had lots of people and things when we were done everyone thanked me. Carrie Wickard, 7 Bellaire Elementary Second Grade

It was snowing all day and I decided to go outside. When I opened the door my dog flew out, I looked at the snow and when I found him he looked like a big snowball. This is what I would do if it was snowing all day. Summer Brown, 9 Mt. Holly Spring Fourth Grade

It was snowing all day, and I decided to jump into my snowsuit and get out there! So I did. A huge snowstorm came! It blew in circles. Then it stopped and it was sunny. “Wow!” I smiled. Then I smiled again and it was cold. I think that when I smile it turns cold or hot. I smiled again, so it would be sunny and I left it like that forever. Madeline Linebaugh, 7 (WINNER) St. Patrick School Grade 2A It was snowing all day and I decided to play outside with my wooden train figures in the snow. I would put my bundle-up clothes on. Then I would ask for my little brother to come outside and come play with me. P.S. My wooden train figures are magnetic. Owen Andrews, 7 and a-half Bellaire Elementary School Second Grade It was snowing all day and I decided to throw ten snowballs at myself and I laughed my pants off. My Aunt Starlee and my cousin were laughing at me and I was laughing, too. Delainey Patterson, 7 Bellaire Elementary Second Grade It was snowing all day and I decided to make the biggest snowman ever. So I did. It took me so long. It took a 50-foot long carrot and two 20-foot long sticks for the arms, 50-foot long mouth and two pieces of coal for the eyes. “I am done!” I said in a proud voice. Then my brothers came outside to play in the snow with me, but when they came out, they stared with their mouths open and said, “Can we play on it?” “Yes,” I said. So we all hopped on the snowman and played the rest of the day.

It was snowing all day and I decided to go inside and drink hot chocolate with my family dip cookies in the cocoa then eat them. Alexis Rhine, 8 Mooreland Elementary Third Grade

It was snowing all day and I decided to build a gigantic cyclops that breathes fire.

Kate Williams, 7 St. Patrick School Grade 2A It was snowing all day and I decided to drink hot chocolate. I sat on the couch and snuggled with my mom. We were watching a Christmas movie. Then we turned off the TV and went to bed. Mom gave me a good night kiss. Hayley Furfari, 7 St. Patrick School Grade 2A

KJ Keane, 10 Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth Grade

It was snowing all day and I decided the build the world’s largest hot chocolate. So I climbed up and dived in. I drank all of it. Ouch! I don’t feel so good! Abby Spahr, 7 St. Patrick School Grade 2B

It was snowing all day and I decided to sneak out the door. I made a snow puppy. He lived in the freezer. He came alive. He’s so cute, so I lived in an igloo with him forever. Amy Syverson, 7 St. Patrick School Grade 2B

It was snowing all day and I decided to build an igloo. A man with a rocket came and I wondered how he got off the moon. He crashed into the igloo. This time I just built another one, but he crashed into it again. We did that ten more times. Then I got really mad. I got in his rocket, pushed him in, and flew to outerspace. I pushed him out. Then I put on a spacesuit and jumped out. The rocket fell. The spacesuit had a jetpack, so I flew home. I had hot cocoa and sat by the fire. Ryan Craig, 8 St. Patrick School Grade 2A It was snowing all day and I decided to go outside and have a snowball fight at my neighbor’s house. When I threw the snowball, it crashed. My neighbor came out and said, “Did you do this?” “No,” I said. “My sister Avery did it.” “Okay.” My neighbor went to Avery and Avery got grounded and I ate ice cream. And that’s what happened.

It was snowing all day and I decided to jump out the door! Ouch-e-wawa! This was not snow, it was a cloud. Far away I saw a castle. It was big and pink. I got up and ran toward it. I got to the door and ran inside. I went up the stairs. Wake up! Ahhh! The end.

Reagan Keys, 7 St. Patrick School Grade 2B It was snowing all day and I decided to go back to sleep.

Gina Ledermann, 7 Hillside Elementary Second Grade

Coleman Miller, 8 Bellaire Elementary Second Grade

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The fool and the tallest tree Austrian tale adapted by Amy Friedman illustrated by Jillian Gilliland

Once upon a time a peasant had three sons, and everyone called the youngest boy, Hansel, a fool. Hansel was different from his brothers, and whenever he tried to do the things they did, he failed. When he failed, his father punished him. He thought that punishment would make his son wise. It did not, but Hansel didn’t mind. He was a cheerful boy. One day a strange tree began to grow in the center of the village, and everyone was talking about it, for no one knew who could have planted it. The tree grew so fast, before long it was taller than the tallest building, and the next day it had reached the sky. Soon people’s necks were aching, for they were always looking up, watching the tree growing taller and taller until the top was lost in the clouds. Word of the tallest tree spread everywhere. When the king’s daughter heard about it, she said she would not be happy until she had a piece of fruit from this tree. “But,” her father argued, “it’s the middle of winter. Nothing will bear fruit until spring.” The princess insisted she must have fruit from the tallest tree, and so the king offered a great reward to anyone who would climb to the top and bring his daughter the fruit of the tallest tree. Naturally, people from across the land offered to try. Many climbed, and climbed, and climbed, but they all eventually came down. “It’s far too tall,” they said. “No one can reach the top.” And some people disappeared forever. Hansel’s brothers gave it a try, but they too failed, and so one day Hansel told his father he wanted to try. His father laughed. “But Hansel, your brave brothers failed. How can a fool reach the top?” Hansel insisted. So he packed 12 pairs of shoes, some loaves of bread, hunks of cheese and his little hatchet, and he began to climb. One day passed, and everyone thought Hansel would simply return, but he did not. The next day a pair of Hansel’s shoes, very well worn, came tumbling down, to everyone’s amazement. But still there was no sign of Hansel. The next day another pair of Hansel’s shoes came down, and these were full of holes. “He’s climbing hard!” his father gasped. His heart sank, for even though Hansel was a fool, he was a lovable lad. On the third day another pair of shoes fell to the ground, and on the fourth still another tumbled down. Meanwhile, Hansel climbed and climbed. When night fell, he found spots to rest. One evening he saw a light shining from a hollow in the tree, and he glanced in. There sat an old woman rocking in a rocking chair, tending a pot by a fire. Hansel could not resist; he walked right in. “Good evening,” the woman said, “come have some supper.” “I wonder if you know how far it is to the top of this tree?” Hansel asked the woman. She began to laugh. “I’m only Monday, son. You must climb all the way to Saturday, and then you shall begin to understand.” And so Hansel ate and he slept. The next day he began to climb again. Just as night was about to fall, he spotted another hollow in the tree. Inside, he saw another old woman, this one even older than the first. “Come in,” she said when she saw the lad. Fearless, foolish Hansel walked right in. “I’m Tuesday,” she told him, “but let me caution you. Do not enter Wednesday’s hollow or you’ll be sorry.” The next day he began to climb again, and when he saw the light in the hollow, he sighed. He was terribly tired, but he remembered the warning, so he climbed on. At long last he reached Thursday, then Friday, then Saturday, and each old woman was older than the one before, and each offered him supper and a place to rest. When Hansel departed from Saturday’s hollow, he no longer had any shoes, and the hatchet he was using to carve his way upward was so dull it was worthless as a feather. Still, he was determined to go on, and as he did, he noticed that he felt stronger with each step. Now he saw the tree had grown into a stone wall. When he reached the wall, he noticed a door with a golden lock and a golden key. He turned the key and the door opened, and there before him was a wide, green meadow full of wildflowers. It was so beautiful that he nearly fainted with pleasure. As he walked into that field, he saw, in the distance, a great city made of gold. It gleamed beneath a golden light, and there he saw the very top of the tree. On every branch there grew great golden fruits, as round and as bright as the sun. “I’ve reached heaven!” he cried. Perhaps he had. No one knows. Some people say Hansel stayed just where he was, amid the flowers and the fruit, the green and gold. “Only a fool would leave such a place,” they say. Others say he came back to Earth to tell the story of all he’d seen up there. They say, “Only a fool would not return.” What do you say?

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Winnie-the-Pooh Creator



Meet Author A.A. Milne photo by Howard Coster, courtesy Dutton/Penguin Publishing Co.

Have you grown up hearing the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh and watching the movies? Many people keep their love of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends for their entire lives. The author of the original Winniethe-Pooh books, A.A. Milne, was born 130 years ago. In celebration, The Mini Page takes a look at the author and his beloved stories.

The author grows up

After college

One of Alan’s early science teachers was author H.G. Wells, who later became a famous science fiction writer. (Wells is best known for his works such as “The War of the Worlds� and “The Time Machine.�) Wells and Alan stayed friends throughout their lives. After he grew up, Alan got a scholarship to study math at Cambridge University in England. While there, he and his brother Ken began composing funny poems for the university magazine.

Alan became the editor of the college magazine and later wrote for other magazines. He worked as an assistant editor of a humor magazine in England. When World War I began, Alan enlisted in the British armed services. He began writing plays while in the service. After the war ended, he wrote an article against war. This article, “Peace With Honour,� became famous.

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Height: 5-9 Birthdate: 5-13-92 Weight: 175 Hometown: New Orleans “Honey Badger� sounds a little like the title of a children’s BOOK"UTAT,OUISIANA3TATE5NIVERSITY ITSANICKNAMEGIVEN to cornerback Tyrann Mathieu. Like an aggressive badger, Mathieu was all over the field making game-changing plays. He tackled (70 hits), forced FUMBLES RECOVEREDFUMBLES BROKEUPPASSES ANDELECTRIFIED#AJUN crowds with dazzling punt returns, including two for touchdowns. )N.O RANKED,35SPERFECTREGULARSEASON THE4IGERSSOPHOMOREWAS NAMED3OUTHEASTERN#ONFERENCE$EFENSIVE0LAYEROFTHE9EAR(ISREPUTATION as a defensive dynamo started last year, when he created 10 turnovers and also was voted MVP of the Cotton Bowl. !SPORTSADMINISTRATIONMAJOR -ATHIEUISNTTHETALLESTORBIGGESTCOLLEGE player. But he’s one of the best at badgering opponents in a variety of ways.

Christopher Robin’s Bear The real Christopher Robin !LANANDHISWIFE $OROTHY NICKNAMED$APHNE GAVEBIRTHTO their only child, Christopher Robin, in 1920. When Christopher was 3 years old, Alan began writing poems for children. The poems were published in a book, “When We Were Very Young.�

The real bear When Christopher was a child, he became friends with a real bear at the London Zoo. It was called Winnie. He became such good friends with the bear, and it was so tame, that zookeepers let Christopher go in the cage with Winnie many times.* Christopher named his toy bear after the live bear. *Today a zoo would not let a child go into a bear’s cage. It would be much too dangerous.

“The House at Pooh Corner� is the second collection of stories about Pooh and his friends. It was published two years after “Winniethe-Pooh.�

Christopher’s stuffed animals Christopher played with several stuffed animals besides Winnie-thePooh. He had a toy donkey named Eeyore and a stuffed pig named Piglet. Later, his parents gave him stuffed kangaroos, Kanga and Roo, and a toy tiger, Tigger. Eeyore from the Disney movie “Winnie the Pooh.�

The stories Christopher and his mother invented stories and acted them out with his stuffed animals. Alan said watching them play inspired him to write the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Alan also wrote a second book of POEMSFORKIDS h.OW7E!RE3IXv He also continued to write plays, screenplays and novels for adults. The illustrator of the first Pooh BOOKS %RNEST3HEPARD DREWHIS Christopher Robin based on what the real 4-year-old boy was like.

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Laurie Berkner is a singer and songwriter who formed a band to perform for kids, the Laurie "ERKNER"AND3HEFORMEDHEROWNRECORDING COMPANYANDHASMADESEVERAL#$SFORKIDS Laurie grew up in Princeton, N.J. From the time she was a child, she sang in choirs, played in bands and performed in musicals. In high school and college, she toured Europe with several choirs and orchestras as a soloist, both as a singer and playing the guitar. After college, she worked as a music specialist for preschools and day care centers in New York. The parents of her students encouraged her to produce her first album. 3HEANDHERBANDAPPEAREDON.ICK*R46WITHTHEIRMUSICVIDEOS 3HEHASWRITTENTWOPICTUREBOOKSTHATINCLUDE#$S Laurie supports charities such as Room to Grow, which donates clothing, books, toys and other items to babies in need. TM


Going to school

Christopher Robin as he appears in the Disney movie “Winnie the Pooh.� When the Disney artists began drawing Christopher for the movies, they made his clothes more modern and Americanlooking.

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The original “Winnie-thePooh� book was reissued on the 75th anniversary of its publication. It was first published in 1926.

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Alan Alexander Milne was born in London in 1882. He had two older brothers. His father, John Vine Milne, ran a boys school named Henley House. Alan went to school there when he was young.

A.A. Milne sits with his son, Christopher Robin, and Christopher’s stuffed toy bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. Christopher got the original Winnie-the-Pooh toy bear when he was about 1 year old. Christopher’s family called him by the nicknames Billy or Moon, because he called himself Billy Moon when he was a young child. “Moon� is how the last name “Milne� sounded when he said it.

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Creating Pooh’s World


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Wally: Where would you be likely to find Winnie-the-Pooh after he got married? Wendy: On his honeymoon! Wilson: Why didn’t Winnie-the-Pooh finish his dinner? Winton: Because he was stuffed! Wesley: What does Winnie-the-Pooh sound like when he cries? Wanda: “Pooh-hoo�!

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Disney artists modeled Owl’s house in the “Winnie the Pooh� movie (above) after a real tree in Ashdown Forest near London (pictured at left).

Success of the books

From books to movies

The Winnie-the-Pooh books have been translated into more than 35 languages. “Winnie-the-Pooh� was even translated into Latin. The Latin version, called “Winnie Ille Pu,� was a best-seller. The Pooh books have sold millions of copies around the world. About 80 years after “House at Pooh Corner,� the people in charge of the Pooh Properties approved new tales about Pooh and his friends.

After Alan died in 1956, his widow sold the movie and TV rights to The 7ALT$ISNEY#O$ISNEYHASPRODUCED small Pooh films, a longer feature, a TV series and books.

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Pooh does a bit of decorating in the Hundred Acre Wood in the Disney movie. The Mini Page thanks Jessica Shoffel, Penguin Publishing; and Hallie Patterson, Disney Enterprises, for help with this issue.

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In “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood,� Christopher Robin returns from school to see his old friends.

In the movie “Winnie the Pooh,� the friends of Hundred Acre Wood come together again. From left to right are Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore.

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After the success of the first book of kids’ poems, the Milnes were able to buy a farmhouse outside of London IN%AST3USSEX %NGLAND4HEYSPENT vacations there, and later the family moved there. Alan Milne and the illustrator %RNEST3HEPARDUSEDAFORESTNEAR the farm, Ashdown Forest, as a model for Pooh’s land. When they made the movie “Winnie the Pooh,� $ISNEYARTISTSWENTTOVISITFOR inspiration. Ashdown Forest is the real version of the imaginary Hundred Acre Wood, the dark Forest and Roo’s sandpit. Alan Milne took Christopher for walks in Ashdown Forest.

The adult Christopher Robin When he grew up, Christopher Robin owned and ran a bookstore. He also wrote true books about his life. He led a fight to save Ashdown Forest from damage by oil companies. He died in 1996.

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