Grandpa's Magic Beard

Grandpa's Magic Beard

by Michael Parlee

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ISBN-13: 9781504933520
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 09/30/2015
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

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Grandpa's Magic Beard


By Michael Parlee, Lori Coombs

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Copyright © 2015 Michael Parlee
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ISBN: 978-1-5049-3352-0


CHAPTER 1

Emily and Sofia loved to come to Baba's and Grandpa's house for visits. Baba and Grandpa lived in the country close to the town of Spirit Valley.

On their small farm they had 9 chickens, a cat named Lars and a very friendly dog named Sobaka.

The girls loved to play with Sobaka.

They had to be careful with Lars though. When Lars was young, Grandpa trained her to jump in the air and catch things with her paws. He also taught her to retrieve like a dog. Lars, now though, was getting quite old and cranky.

She refused to do her tricks anymore and sometimes she would scratch or bite.

The girls loved to help Baba in the garden and help her cook, but best of all, they liked gathering eggs.

Grandpa was a big man and had a long very bushy beard that was mostly white.

Grandpa would sometimes play with Sofia and Emily if his back didn't hurt too much. He spent a lot of time at the computer writing stories. The two girls loved it when Grandpa would ask them if they wanted to hear a story. They would climb on Grandpa's knee and giggle at his stories. They never were quite sure whether the stories were make-believe or not.

Baba sometimes wondered about Grandpa and all the tall tales he used to tell the girls. When Baba would hear the girls laugh when they were with Grandpa she'd call out,

"GRANDPA, ARE YOU TELLING THE GIRLS SOME OF YOUR SILLY STORIES AGAIN?"

Grandpa would put his finger to his mouth and say

"shhh," to the girls.

They would giggle quietly.

One day when Emily and Sofia were visiting, it was raining. The girls had grown tired of playing with dolls and Baba had laid down for a nap. Grandpa was sitting in his big chair half awake, half asleep.

"Could you tell us a story, Grandpa?" Sofia asked, tapping Grandpa on the shoulder.

"I think I could," Grandpa said, yawning loudly. The two girls climbed up on Grandpa's knee.

"This is a magic story, a very magic story," Grandpa continued quietly.

"It will be just our secret."

Emily and Sofia looked very serious as they nodded.

"How would you girls like to go to a magical world that's in Grandpa's beard?"


(Continues...)

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