Children Literature Essay, Research Paper
If I had the opportunity to write my own children?s book it would
definitely be a mystery.
My story would take place in an enormous ancient mansion. The estate would be
located deep in the mountains, surrounded on three sides with mangy old tall
trees. The finger like branches would scrap across the windows at night
freighting everyone and everything that lurks inside. I would have 4 main
characters. They would be the great grandmother, Ellen, Erika, and Elizabeth.
The three girls are her triplet granddaughters, age 12. They are sent to stay
with their grandma over the summer. From the first night the girls notice that
this is no ordinary house. They are all awakened in the middle of the night by a
piercing scream. As all their doors whip open the noise stops. Right then and
there the girls decide to all sleep in one room. In the morning they ask their
grandmother about the noise they herd last night. She looks at them with a
confused look on her face and tells them she doesn?t hear much at night
because she takes her hearing aid out. During the next few nights things move
off their dressers and are found in other parts of the house or just never found
again. The screams only occur about once or twice a week but things are found
out of place everyday. During the next two months the girls try to figure out
the mystery. In the last week of summer the girls crack the case. It turns out
that a family of raccoons lives in the darkest part of the attic. The babies
would cry at night while the parents searched the mansion for food.
This book would be intended for upper elementary school into early middle
school. I think it would be good for this age group because the book is about
kids their age. It is also written at a level that they will understand. I
choose to write this book because I loved to read mysteries when I was younger.
They are so entertaining that sometimes you can loose yourself in them. This
would also be good for a teacher to read to her class after lunch it would grab
their attention and help them settle down. They would enjoy coming in from
recess to hear what happens next.
This is a nonfiction book. The events that take place throughout this story
could actually take place in life today. I choose to write a nonfiction book
because I would rather read about something real than about some aliens that don?t
exist. Don?t get me wrong, I love fairy Tales but all they are is a dream.
Reality is where my story takes place.
The cover of my book will have a picture of the mansion. The background would
be black to symbolize darkness. In the darkness there will be the huge gray
mansion with only one electric yellow light shinning in the window. There will
be the claw like trees all over the sides of the cover. At the bottom of the
cover there the raccoon will be sitting on a tree stump. I like this idea
because it shows all the main things in the book. It also is mysterious because
the cover is all in dark colors. It makes the reader wonder what will happen in
There will only be one picture in the beginning of each chapter. They will be
done by hand in black and white. The pictures will only be outlines, not too
much detail. Each picture will have something to do with what happens in that
chapter. I don?t think there should be a lot of pictures because I think it
its more fun for the reader to imagine what they think everything looks like.
The reader can literally do anything with this story.
The reason this book is special is because it is about triplet girls. I have
first hand experience because I am a triplet. In my story I include many special
bonds that these girls have that other siblings don?t have. I make this a fun
mystery to read. At the end of my story I have a list of activities that the
reader or the people being read to can do. One of the questions is if you could
make the ending different how would you change it? This is my favorite question
because the reader gets to write his or her own fantasy ending.