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Xmas Kid Gift: "How Dare You" by Journalist Ed Kane
Free Sample Chapter: Adventure Fiction Book for Children
Cross Country Running, Forest of Fireflies and Life Lessons for Kids
For your enjoyment, here's a sample chapter of journalist/author Ed Kane's 5-star rated children's adventure fiction story "How Dare You". It's available as an e-book, paperback and audiobook. It's designed to provide kids and their parents with an enchanting adventure story embedded with life lessons for all of us.
Chapter One – A New Life
called her Cordy ever since she could remember.Her parents and teachers used her full name Cordelia when they thought
she was being naughty or wanted her attention.“Cordelia stop dressing the dog in your winter hats”, her mother would
say.“He’s a boy for God’s sake!”“Master your math, Cordelia.A student who masters math masters the
world,” Ms. Mapes told her.
Forest of Fireflies Cordy Runs Through
Mapes” Cordy thought.“What about
history and English.”These were studies
she liked much better than math.They
were fun to study.After all, Cordy was
a big dreamer.She would sometimes
pretend she was an historic figure and make up tales.She loved to write her tales.
What she did
not love was her full name.Cordelia was
an old name.There was a Cordelia who
was the Queen of the Britons.That was
something.Long ago the name was regal.But, not for Cordy.Some mean kids used it to bully her.“Cordelie” a couple of them chanted in a
her best to ignore them.Her mother told
her “Pay no attention.They’re not worth
it.If you want me to tell their parents
on them, I will.”
didn’t want her to go to their parents to make them stop.She was new at the school.They had just moved and she didn’t have any
friends.Having her mother complain
about her classmates to their parents wasn’t going to help matters.
What did help matters was an idea her mother
had.“You’re a fast runner, Cordy.I heard Ms. Mapes is starting a cross country
team.How about you joining?
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