Once aponer time #5

Continuing the serialisation of Mighty-Girl’s picture book: the final pages of The Lonely Bear.

The Lonely Bear, page 10

The Lonely Bear, page 8

The Lonely Bear, page 9

The Lonely Bear, page 9

The Lonely Bear, back cover

The Lonely Bear, back cover

To say I’m proud is something of an understatement. The length of this writing for a just-turned six year old is amazing (in my opinion!), there’s over 360 words even excluding all title, character lists etc.

Mighty-Girl approached this work entirely on her own initiative. The only input I had was when she asked me to spell a couple of words (“curious” and “their” – I got some of the their/there/they’re out of context though so incorrect use is probably my fault!) and she only let me read it when she was ready.

I’d like to give huge thanks to Clara Vulliamy who you can see is a huge influence in this work (Martha in this story is named after Clara’s Martha Bunny) and also I can see a lot of similarities to David Melling characters too!

Finally: exciting news! The Lonely Bear is going to be animated…


3 responses to “Once aponer time #5

  1. I loved reading this story and am so pleased that there is a happy ending. Please say thank you to your daughter for sharing it 🙂 I look forward to the next one!
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  2. A message to the author:
    Thank you for writing this beautiful story! I was so excited each day to find out what was going to happen, and worried A LOT about Clare the lonely bear. The ending is fantastic – I nearly burst out with happy tears myself!
    I am very proud to know you.
    Lots of love from Clara X

  3. I have just read the final three instalments all in one go! Hurrah for a very happy ending. I think she has done an incredible job & can’t wait to see the animated version!
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