QUICK NOTE...Update: 10/10/19
Good news: We're back home! Bad news: It's like Apocalypse Heck Part III.
The one year Hurricane Michael anniversary is already here. Where did the time go...and yet it feels like forever. You don't realize how much you take for granted until it's all gone. I'm grateful my family/fur babies survived, and I know they are just "things", but sadly, in this life, those "things" help us get through every day. So yes, "happy" yet not. Every day is still a struggle...not just for my family, but so many others.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Shine Bright: Pumpkin Light by David Ray
I must apologize for the opening, I've kind of got Halloween on the brain (with it being tomorrow plus I am typing this post while dressed as a princess since we had some kiddos some through today), how about you? It's actually kind of appropriate, that portion of the song I mentioned earlier, in light of today's book choice. Without further ado...(trumpets sound) P-R-E-S-E-N-T-I-N-G, today's pick is....
Angus was born in the season of the pumpkin, or more frequently referred to as fall. (YAY! Another fall birthday!) The light that came from the sky that morning was likened to a giant pumpkin, filling the sky with it's beauty, warth, and life. This same light inhabited the young boy...at least until one fateful Halloween. You see, each year young Angus would revel in the glorious arrangement of carved pumpkins on display in the general store. Keeping watch for hours, the boy would draw as many faces as possible in the time alloted by his parents to display on his own wall until the following year. This year however, time escapes the lad. Coming home much later than anticipated, he is sent to his room both pumpkin pie-less and picture-less by his worried parents, leaving bare walls and an empty tummy.
Strange things will happen when the normal order of things is thrown off course...he floats off to a dreamless sleep awakening to find himself in the loft of his family's barn. How on earth did he wind up there? No matter...all seems right in the world as he catches a whiff of his mother's pie! Racing down for a slice, he steals away to the cornstalk field to enjoy. But wait, what was that? It seems the scarecrow has a bit much to say about his little mis-adventure and places an enchantment on the boy, only to be broken when the magic pumpkin which he now guards is finally carved...oh, did I mention he is now a dog? Will Angus be restored to his own form? How can he complete the task set before him without a voice? (You know the drill....you must read to reveal all!)
Well, as this seems to be one of my shortest book review posts to date, I think I'll leave the COMMENT CREATOR off of this particular post and let you (the readers) breeze through in passing....of course, if you'd like to comment or pose a question, I'm all ears. Oh, and in the spirit of the season...try carving your own (virtual) pumpkin...fun for all!
Until next time....happy reading!