Saturday, December 23, 2006

Those were the days...

Did I ever tell you that I was/am an author? Well... not a NY Times best seller author, but once in the 3rd grade I wrote a book and illustrated the book myself. Here it is for your enjoyment! (I knew my creative juices were somewhere -- apparently I left them in the third grade!)

Dinosaurs in Disneyland
by Aileen Nosal

Chapter 1: The Family
Once there was a girl named Laurie and her family. Laurie loved history. One day h er father was reading the newspaper. He told his family that there was an article that told about dinosaurs in Disneyland. So, Laurie's mom and dad made reservations at the Florida Hotel. They decided to go the following summer.

Chapter 2: The Trip

It seemed like forever, but the time came and they were ready to pack. They got in their car and started for the airport. In a half an hour they were at the airport. They bought some candy and loaded on the airplane.
Laurie wondered and wondered what would be in Disneyland, for she had never been there. Soon they were at the airport in Florida. It was nice and hot there. They rented a convertible and drove it to their hotel.

Chapter 3: The Drive
When they checked into their room, they unpacked and went for a swim. After their swim they changed and went for a drive around to see the sights. It had been a long day, so they drove back to the hotel and got into their pajamas and went to bed so they could be rested for the next day.

Chapter 4: Grrrrrrrrr!
The next day they got up at 8:00. They got dressed, ate breakfast and drove to Disneyland. Laurie was very excited and could not wait until they g ot there to see the dinosaurs. When they got there, they heard a loud noise. It went Grrrrrrrrrr! Laurie ran ahead of her parents because she could not wait to see the dinosaurs. She thought the dinosaurs were calling for her.

Chapter 5: The Dinosaurs
When she got to the dinosaur area, she made friends with a Triceratops. The Triceratops looked very sad at Laurie, for he wanted to be free. Laurie understood and said to the Triceratops that she would let him free before the end of the day.
Chapter 6: The Rescue
The end of the day came and Laurie and her parents worked in the night to free the Triceratops. Whey they freed him, all the other dinosaurs followed so they too could be free.

Chapter 7: Going Home
A newspaper reporter took a picture of Laurie and her family because she freed the dinosaurs. Laurie and her family went home on the airplane feeling good about what they had done.

The End!

1 comment:

carolynem said...

i think i've read this book a hundred times now.

it's my favoriet