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Kids Speak Out

When I’m riding the school bus I like to.... When I’m riding the bus I like to daydream about my communion dress and what it would look like. It would have little white flowers on the veil. Would the dress have fur? Would my gloves be pink? After thinking about that I would think about the summer and the warm, hot sun, playing in my pool (splash, splash) and playing on my swing set. Then my bus driver said, “End of the line!” “It means you’re going to kill us?” I asked. “No,” he said, “It means you have to get off of the bus!” Emili Masci, 7 (WINNER) St. Patrick School Grade 2A When I’m riding the school bus I like to sing with my friends. I sing on the bus because it’s so loud no one will hear me. Jara Mumma, 10 (WINNER) Fishing Creek Elementary Fourth grade When I’m riding the bus I like to imagine I’m doing the disco. I also like to imagine that I am in an imaginary world far, far away. I mean really far. In fact, it is so far into your imagination that you have to squint. In real life I am doing something incredibly boring. I am sitting still, thinking about what I am doing in my imagination. That is what I am doing on the bus. Marisa Colondrillo, 7 (WINNER) St. Patrick School Grade 2B

When I’m riding the school bus I like to take a nap. It is pretty fun. When I wake up I will not be grumpy for school. Tucker Paynter, 6 Newville Elementary First grade When I’m riding the school bus I like to spit spitballs at the bus driver. When she turns around it gets spit back at the back of the bus. Everybody throws paper airplanes in to the windows. We need new ones every bus trip we take. The worst thing is the person sitting beside me. His name is Billy-Bob-Joe. He sits there all day and wouldn’t do anything at all but sit. I got home and that’s how I end my nightmare on the bus. Lucas Slyder, 9 Mt. Holly Springs Elementary Fourth grade When I’m riding the school bus I like to drink eight cans of soda so I’m hyper for school. I also play my Xbox, I figure you can play it anywhere. And last, I eat candy and see some that way I don’t have to bring lunch money. That’s what I do on the school bus. Riley MacIntyre, 9 Mt. Holly Springs Elementary Fourth grade

While I ride the school bus I like to bring a book to read, even though we don’t actually have a school bus. We don’t have a school bus because it would be a waste of money and we use our car to get around. So why get one when we don’t need one? We don’t need one because When I’m riding the school bus I like to make my broth- we’re home schooled and we don’t have lots of brother or er laugh. Also, I like to make sure he is safe, too. Also, I sisters. Lucky Howe, 11 make sure my brother stays out of trouble. That’s what I Home school, Shippensburg do when I’m riding the school bus. Fifth grade Skylar Diegel, 10 (WINNER) Fishing Creek Elementary When I’m riding the school bus I like to look out the Fourth grade window and see the nature. I enjoy looking at the grass and trees, leaves and waters, the blue birds and cardinals When I’m riding the school bus I like to attach wings and other kind of birds. I also like to look at the deer and squirrels climbing and swimming and swirling around in on it so it could fly. Weeeee! I could see Hollywood from the woods or their homes. here. Hi, Rihanna! Kennedy Sherrif Abby Spahr, 7 Newville Elementary St. Patrick School Second grade Grade 2B I don’t ride the bus but if I did I would talk to my When I’m riding the school bus I like to look out the friends. Some of the people are Julianna, Connor and Alex. I want to sit at the back of the bus because it is nice back window and wave to the people behind the bus. and bumpy. Jaden Henline, 9 Alexis Rhine, 8 Fishing Creek Elementary Mooreland Elementary Fourth grade Third grade

When I’m riding the school bus I like to think about my teacher because she is very kind and sweet. She is the best! She teaches me a lot of stuff. I think about her all day. She is beautiful. We both have the same birthday! She gives me a lot of work, but I like her anyway. Josie Gutshall, 6 Newville Elementary First grade

When I’m riding the bus I like to sing and sleep. I miss my family so much. I think about my family. A lot of times I look out the window. When it’s spring, it’s so pretty outside. The bus driver is nice. Then it’s time to go to school and we get off the bus. Hayley Furfari, 8 St. Patrick School Grade 2A

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Hey, kids! How would you like to get your story published in Kids Speak Out? Just write a short story on one of our prompts and send it to The Sentinel. You can also draw a picture to go with your story. Each week, The Sentinel will publish some of the stories we receive in KidsWorld and on Only the top three essay writers, published on this page, will receive KidsWorld T-shirts. To claim T-shirts, visit The Sentinel during normal business hours. You must be 5 to 13 years old to enter. Stories must be 150 words or less. Be sure to include your full name, age, address, school and grade. Mail your entry to “Kids Speak Out,” The Sentinel, 457 E. North St., Carlisle, PA 17013, drop it off at either Sentinel office or mail it to with the subject “KidsWorld.”

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The innocence of a boy An Indian tale

adapted by Amy Friedman illustrated by Jillian Gilliland

Once upon a time there lived a widow who supported herself and her son by grinding corn. Every day she baked the leftovers of the corn into a loaf of bread that tasted coarse and hard and was full of dry hulls. But her little boy loved his daily bread. He had never tasted anything else, and he grew healthy and strong. One day the widow’s neighbor gave birth to a beautiful baby, and the family was overjoyed. The father was so happy and proud he sent gifts to all the neighbors. To the widow’s house he sent a bowl of rice with sweet milk. The widow gave her son the whole bowlful, and he ate it in almost one gulp. The moment he finished, he looked at his mother with serious eyes. “Mother,” he said, “that was delicious. I shall never eat anything else.” The widow was glad her son enjoyed his treat, but never for one moment did she believe his words. The next day, as usual, she gave him his bread, but he wrinkled his nose. “What did I tell you?” he scowled. “I will eat only rice and sweet milk.” “Don’t be bold,” his mother said. “Eat your food.” He stuck out his chin. “I won’t. I’ll eat rice and sweet milk or nothing!” His mother could not believe her son’s attitude. He had always been a good boy, and she had never dreamed he could be selfish and rude. “You know I can’t afford such a treat,” she said. “Only Devi can grant such a gift.” Very near their hut was a temple of Devi, a rundown place people no longer visited. But the widow had told her son about the great goddess, the gentle and radiant giver of fortune and success. It was the goddess, she said, who was endowed with the power to make earthly wishes come true. Filled with longing and desire, the boy ran to the temple. He made an offering of wildflowers and then flung himself at the feet of the eight-armed statue of Devi. He stayed there for four days, praying and weeping to the stone statue. Finally, on the fifth morning, the goddess stirred. A faint glow of life touched her face. It spread through her body and the stone statue of Devi came to life! “What would you like?” she asked the boy. “Rice and sweet milk every day,” he said. “Please,” he added. The goddess was touched by such a modest request, and she understood this boy was wise indeed. “It shall be,” she said. “But is there nothing more you wish to have?” The boy thought for a moment, but at last he shook his head. Devi laughed with delight and kissed his brow and handed him a berry. Then she transformed back into stone. The boy studied the berry and wondered what to do. He hurried home and gave it to his mother and said, “Rice and sweet milk, please.” His mother recognized this fruit from the amla tree. This was the fruit of immortality, and when she saw it she laughed with joy. “You shall have anything you wish,” she said. “Take this to the palace and give it to only the Rajah. I promise he will grant your wish.” The boy hurried to the palace. The guards agreed to take this innocent child to the Rajah. What harm could he do? The boy handed the berry to the Rajah and said, “My mother says you will give me the treasure of the world in exchange for this. I wish to have rice and sweet milk every day.” The Rajah was astounded at the sight of this fruit that glowed with life’s greatest gift. He ordered his servants to give the child what he wished. “And his mother too,” the Rajah added. “In exchange for this, they must never want for anything.” Alone again, the Rajah began to think about this treasure. Eternal youth was a dream. Alas, immortality could be exhausting. As he continued to think about his life, he thought of his beautiful wife, Rani, the flower of his joy. If she ate the berry, she would be young forever. How grand to give her immortality. He took it to her and when she saw the berry, she was overjoyed. “My love, thank you!” she said. But secretly Rani was in love with the royal horseman. That very night she slipped out to the stable and gave her beloved the berry, for she hoped this would persuade him to love her too. He gave her thanks, stowed the berry in his coat, and when she had gone, he hurried into town and gave the berry to the girl of his dreams. This girl was amazed by such a gift, but when the horseman was gone, she thought of its importance, and she became very distressed. “My life is not worthy of such a great gift. This fruit must belong to the only man who is worthy, the Rajah, the father of our people.” The girl hurried to the palace and asked to see the Rajah, and when she gave him the berry, he stared in amazement. “Where did you get this?” he asked. “Your horseman gave it to me,” she said. In that moment the Rajah understood that both his wife and the horseman had betrayed people who loved them. Then he thought of the boy whose only wish was for rice and sweet milk, and he understood it was the boy in his innocence and joy who was truly wise. The Rajah wished for that kind of wisdom, and so he placed the fruit upon his throne and left the palace. The Rajah became a wandering sadhu, a monk dedicated to achieving wisdom through meditation and contemplation and simplicity. The boy and his mother lived comfortably ever after, and no one knows what happened to the unfaithful queen!

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Newspaper in Education Week

Newspaper Funnies

Humor in newspapers The first comics in newspapers weren’t comic strips. Instead, cartoonists used humor to comment on events happening in the world. Benjamin Franklin created the first cartoon that appeared in an American newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette.

In 1754, Benjamin Franklin drew this cartoon to urge the British colonies to fight the French and Native Americans for control of more land. Later, during the Revolutionary War, the cartoon became a symbol of the colonies uniting against the British.

Newspaper wars In the 1890s in New York City, two famous newspapermen, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, were Hearst competing for readers. Pulitzer had a brand-new color press that he decided to use for comic art in the New York World. Pulitzer hired artist Richard Outcault in Pulitzer 1894, and in May 1895 “Hogan’s Alley� appeared in the World. The comic series featured a little boy character known as the Yellow Kid.

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Supersport: Anthony Davis

Height: 6-10 Weight: 220 Hometown: Chicago

Opponents attempting a shot against Kentucky’s Anthony Davis are likely to get the basketball slammed back at them. Through the first 23 games, the talented freshman led the NCAA’s Division I in blocked shots, with 108. Tall, with long arms, he’s an intimidator and a candidate for national Defensive Player of the Year. Davis — who grew from a 6-3 guard to a 6-10 post player after his sophomore year in high school — is tough overall. In helping highly ranked Kentucky post a 22-1 record, he averaged 13.5 points, 10.2 rebounds and shot 65 percent from the floor. Rabid Wildcat fans enjoy watching him play, but realize they might not see him in a Kentucky uniform for long. This time next year, he might be in the NBA.

“Hogan’s Alley� was about a group of kids in a neighborhood, but the Yellow Kid soon became the star of the comic. His popularity helped sell The Yellow Kid more copies of the World. Hearst and Pulitzer began to fight over the cartoonist Outcault, and finally both papers were publishing their own version of the Yellow Kid with two different artists! Newspaper publishers realized how important comics were to selling more papers.

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Success in the 20th century Many more well-loved comic strips appeared in newspapers in the early 20th century, such as “Gasoline Alley,� “Little Orphan Annie� and later, “Dick Tracy.� In 1950, “Peanuts� brought a child’s world to the comics. The strip became one of the most beloved cartoons in history and is still seen in newspapers today. Peanuts Š Peanuts Worldwide LLC. Dist. by UU


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A Cartoon’s Life

Syndication Today, cartoonists have many places to share their ideas with others. They can create for the Internet on websites and blogs, in comic books, or for television and movies through animation. In the newspaper, most of the cartoons you read are syndicated 3). DIH CAY TED 4HISMEANSTHAT the cartoonist has an agreement with a company (or syndicate) that promotes and sells the comic to different newspapers all around the world. This is why your favorite strips can be found in newspapers in other cities.


Cartoonists say the hardest part about their job is coming up with ideas for new strips. Most will write and draw at least a week’s worth OFSTRIPSATATIME3OMETIMESTHEY follow one story for the whole week, and other times each strip is a separate joke. 3OME comics are created by two people, an artist and a writer. T Lewis (left) and Michael They may Fry create the comic “Over the Hedge.� Lewis is the come up with ideas artist; Fry is the writer. together, or the writer may give his story to the artist to be illustrated. Cartoon artists may use different TECHNIQUESTOCREATETHEIRART3OME use a computer tablet that lets them “draw� right onto the screen. Others use pen and ink, and some use brushes or a combination of tools.

Before computers were so easy to use, cartoonists would send their original art through the mail to the syndicate offices. Today, most cartoonists scan their artwork and then send the files electronically to the syndicate. There, an editor puts a date on each strip and reads them to catch ERRORSINSPELLING3OMETIMESEDITORS even see continuity (con-ti-NOOih-tee) errors — for example, when a character has on a white shirt in one panel, or section of the strip, and a striped shirt in another.

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Women in the Comics


All the following jokes have something in common. Can you guess the common theme or category?

Mini Page: How did you get your start in cartooning? Jan Eliot: I had a friend who thought I was funny. It was her idea. I had been an art major in college, so I drew 10 cartoons and took them to my local weekly paper. To my surprise, they printed them and asked for more. I did a weekly cartoon for them. But I wanted to be syndicated so I could make a living at cartooning. It took me 16 years to get syndicated! Mini Page: Do you think the job is different for men and women cartoonists? Jan Eliot: Not really. Funny wins.

Jan Eliot writes and draws the comic strip “Stone Soup.� She works in a studio in her home. She wears a white glove on her right hand so she won’t smear the ink under her hand.

Creating ‘Stone Soup’

365 days of inspiration

Mini Page: Did you look up to other women newspaper cartoonists? Jan Eliot: Yes. Nicole Hollander h3YLVIAv #ATHY'UISEWITEh#ATHYv and Lynn Johnston (“For Better or For Worse�). Lynn was really helpful to me in the years before I was SYNDICATED3HELOOKEDOVERMYWORK for me.

Mini Page: You draw a strip for every day of the year. How do you get your ideas? Jan Eliot: It’s mostly imagination, but the characters are real to me and have lives and personalities of their own. I’ll eavesdrop on a bus or anywhere — in a department store fitting room or a grocery store. I hear things on the news and think about how they would affect my characters. Mini Page: How has cartooning changed since you started? Jan Eliot: The space is decreasing — comics are getting smaller. I’ve enlarged my type twice over the years so that people can read it, and the artwork has gotten simpler. There is less room for full bodies and background art. But I hope there’s always room for interesting and funny art. That’s what makes a cartoon!

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Getting started

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Early female cartoonists Women were drawing comic strips for newspapers as early as 1901. In 1932, Martha Orr introduced a cartoon character named Mary Worth to newspaper readers. Today “Mary Worth� is still in papers, although it’s written and drawn by other creators. !NOTHERFAVORITE h"RENDA3TARR v was started by female cartoonist Dale Messick in 1940. “Cathy� and “For Better or For Worse,� both written and drawn by women, appeared in NEWSPAPERSINTHES March is National Women’s History Month. The Mini Page interviewed cartoonist Jan Eliot, CREATOROFh3TONE3OUP vTOFINDOUT more about women cartoonists. Jan lives in Eugene, Ore.

Mini Page: How did you come up with your characters? Jan Eliot: They’re all reflections of me in some way.

Next week, The Mini Page is about the Girl Scouts’ 100th birthday.

The Mini Page Staff Betty Debnam - Founding Editor and Editor at Large Lisa Tarry - Managing Editor Lucy Lien - Associate Editor Wendy Daley - Artist






The Mini Page’s popular series of issues about each state is collected here in a 156-page softcover book. Conveniently spiral-bound for ease of use, this invaluable resource contains A-to-Z facts about each state, along with the District of Columbia. Illustrated with colorful photographs and art, and complete with updated information, The Mini Page Book of States will be a favorite in classrooms and homes for years to come.

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Did you read the newspaper this morning? You might have checked a basketball game score or looked for a weather report. People use newspapers in many different ways. Adults can read more detailed explanations of what’s going on in our country and around the world. Cooks can find new recipes to serve their families. For many kids, the first stop in the newspaper is the comics, or funnies, page. This week, in honor of Newspaper in Education Week (March 5-9), The Mini Page learns more about newspaper comics and the artists and writers who create them.

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The Yellow Kid

Peter: Why didn’t the piglets pay attention to the big pig? Paula: Because he was a boar! Piper: What did the pig use when he had a bad rash? Pamela: A special oinkment! Peg: What type of neckwear do pigs like? Perry: Pigstys! Brown Bassetews n the nd’s Hou


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Newspaper Funnies

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Words that remind us of newspaper comics are hidden in the block below. Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters are used twice. See if you can find: CARTOONIST, CHARACTER, COMICS, DAILY, DRAW, EDIT, FUNNY, HEARST, HUMOR, NEWSPAPER, PANEL, PEANUTS, PULITZER, READERS, SELL, STORY, STRIP, SYNDICATION, WEEKLY, WRITE, YELLOW KID. W S T S I N O O T R A C B D Q ComiCs are a R R C J C T S R A E H E D I T daily dose of E X I I N E W S P A P E R K S fun! Z D S T M E T E R D L V N W T T A E R E O A A R E H U M O R I I L K R N C A N R L H W L I L L L Y U T W A Z S C Y J L P U Y G T E K P D Y N N U F E F P B S R N O I T A C I D N Y S from The Mini Page Š 2012 Universal Uclick

Ready Resources The Mini Page provides ideas for websites, books or other resources that will help you learn more about this week’s topics. On the Web: sCARTOONSOSUEDUYELLOWKIDINDEXHTM sSUPERHEROSQUADMARVELCOMCREATE?YOUR?OWN?COMIC At the library: sh!RTFOR+IDS#OMIC3TRIPSvBY!RT2OCHE sh!DVENTURESIN#ARTOONING(OWTO4URN9OUR $OODLES)NTO#OMICSvBY*AMES3TURM !NDREW!RNOLD and Alexis Frederick-Frost

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