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The Sara Series by Madison – Chapter 1

The Sara Series by Madison Follmuth, The Circus

**The Sara Series is a book written by an 11 year old girl name Madison. She has loved reading since the age of 4 when she taught herself to read and has been writing her own stories since she learned how to write. This is the first of her books, which she has been working on for almost a year and a half. She hopes to have this professionally edited and published one day, but to start we’ve decided to share it with all of you. Madison would love to hear what you think, the good and the bad (constructive criticism please). Please leave comments below if you desire. Below is her first chapter of her first book in The Sara Series titled, The Circus. ***

The Circus

Chapter One

Mr. Boxfir

 

Splash! Splash! Splash! It was a dim and chilly evening during the last few days of September. It had just rained and Sara, a young girl who lives on Wolf Circle in Grand Forks, North Dakota, had gone outside to jump in the wet and muddy puddles.

Sara is a 7-year-old girl. She has brown hair and blue eyes. She is curious, kind and energetic… and she loves bears. Sara loves almost everything, but bears are her favorite. Tonight she has a lot of energy, like usual.

“Sara! Sara!” Mrs. Conwell – also called “Sara’s Mom” – called from the front porch.

“Yes, Mom”, Sara called back.

“It is time for bed”, Mrs. Conwell called.

Sara walked up to the front porch where her mom stood, “Please can I have a few more minutes to play?” Sara clasped her hands together.

“Okay, five more minutes to play,” Mrs. Conwell said putting her hands on her hips. “But, remember, tomorrow is your birthday.”

“Yes, Mom,” Sara nodded.

Mrs. Conwell opened the door to front porch and then went inside to write some more posts on her blog. She had been writing on her blog for five years now and Sara was quite fond of some of her mother’s posts.

Sara jumped in the muddy and messy puddles as many times as she could before her time ran out. While she was playing, she heard someone whistling. “Who could that be?” Sara thought. She wondered who could be outside at this time of day, so she went up the street to find out.

She saw a man in a black top hat and tuxedo. He was carrying some colorful rolled up posters and a bucket of nails and a hammer.

Sara asked the man, “What are you doing?”

He pointed his finger at Sara and said, “The real question is, ‘what are you doing outside?’”

Sara quickly – because she wanted the man to answer her question – answered, “My mom gave me five more minutes to play and jump in the puddles. While I was playing, I heard whistling, so I went up the street to find out where it was coming from. When I saw you, I wondered what you could be doing outside tonight. I decided to come up the street to find out what you were doing.” Sara finished, almost out of breath. When Sara had a question she never feared to ask and she also never forgot about it.

Then the man said with a kind smile on his face, “Before I answer that question of yours, let’s introduce ourselves to each other. My name is Mr. Boxfir, what’s yours?”

“My name is Sara, Sara Conwell, but you can call me Sara.” Sara said, quoting what what she had heard other’s use before. “Now to my question,” Sara continued, “what are you doing out here?”

Mr. Boxfir answered happily, “I’m putting up posters for the new circus coming to town, and…”

“A circus! I love the circus, there’s clowns and elephants and there’s big tall giraffes.” Sara raised her hand in the air as high as she could reach, “There’s even my favorite animals in the world, bears. They’re so big and soft, oh I love bears!” Sara hugged herself. Mr. Boxfir looked down at Sara. He frowned and crossed his arms. Sara looked up at him. She then realized that she had interrupted Mr. Boxfir. “Oops, I’m sorry for interrupting,” Sara dropped her head, but her eyes stayed on Mr. Boxfir.

“I forgive you,” Mr. Boxfir said kindly.

“Thank you,” Sara raised her head and quickly became happy again.

“As I was saying,” Mr. Boxfir began, “the circus starts tomorrow.”

Sara’s eyes widened as she said with a giant grin, “Really? Tomorrow is my birthday!”

“Oh, wow!” Mr. Boxfir said happily.

“Yeah!” Sara said excitedly.

“How old will you be turning?” Mr. Boxfir asked.

“I’m going to be eight.” Sara proudly showed the number eight with her fingers.

“2ndgrader now, huh?” Mr. Boxfir said.

“Yeah, I’m super-duper excited,” Sara said.

Their conversation continued. The more they talked, the more Sara liked Mr. Boxfir.

Then Sara asked, “Do you want to be friends?”

 

End of Chapter 1 – The Sara Series – The Circus

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The Sara Series - The Circus by Madison Follmuth, child author

The Sara Series by Madison

 

 

32 Comments

  1. Karen on December 19, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    What a great story for kids. Madison definitely has the talent for writing. Can’t wait to read more of her work 🙂

  2. Courtney on December 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Ooooo a fantastic read for kids!!!!!! I bet my daughter would love it!!!

  3. lisa on December 17, 2018 at 9:10 am

    What a cute book!

  4. Megan on December 16, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    This is so well written! I definitely see a future author! Can’t wait to read more.

  5. natalie on December 16, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Oh wow this is amazing. Well done to Madison, such a great little story x

  6. Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too on December 16, 2018 at 3:48 am

    My daughter would love to read this book

  7. Chelsea Leigh on December 15, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    How awesome it is to be able to write your own book so young! I wish my kiddo liked to write!! Haha

  8. Kara on December 15, 2018 at 8:14 am

    What a lovely idea to get a child creative – well written too

  9. Preet on December 15, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Wow! I was looking for some new books. I am just going to start at the top and work my way down the list.

  10. Jasmine Hewitt on December 14, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    this is very well written! I love the way it’s written and how entertaining it is!

  11. Sara on December 14, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Great story telling and such a creative idea!

  12. Amanda on December 14, 2018 at 6:58 am

    I have always admired people who could write books. I love to read and this one was a fun one.

  13. Lyosha on December 14, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Sounds like tons of fun! I absolutely adore it! Very nice book it seams

  14. Kesi on December 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

    This is really well written for an 11 year old! Keep writing and following your passion! Work a little on sentence development, but very impressed with the details included in this story! I really enjoyed reading! Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work!

  15. Kesi on December 14, 2018 at 5:28 am

    This is well written for an 11 year old! I say keep following your passion and writing.. working on sentence development. I really wnjkyed reading!

  16. Angela on December 14, 2018 at 2:32 am

    This is cute! I’d love to buy it for my brother’s kids!

  17. Christina on December 13, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    This is so well written. My sister and I used to write stories like this during our elementary years and even published a book on our own. I still enjoy reading such kind of stories! Support your daughter’s writing skills this is a good one.

  18. Elaine on December 13, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Way to go, Madison! This is a great start! Keep following your passion! 🙂

  19. Elaine on December 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Way to go, Madison! This is a great start! Keep following your passion!

  20. Romy Schorr on December 13, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    That was a great read! Excellent! The kids in my family would like it. Great writing!

  21. Alexandra on December 13, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    This is very impressive. I am going to share this with some friends who have kids at a similar age – I think they will love it. Hope she continues her writing 🙂

  22. Chad on December 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    What an amazing story!!! So so happy for her for writing such an amazing inspirational story at this age! Bravo!

    Chad
    http://www.mosaicslab.com

  23. Yeah Lifestyle on December 13, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    What a fantastic book for children written by another child as well! I know my daughter who loves reading would enjoy this book very much

  24. Brianna on December 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    I love reading about children creating their own children books at such a young age!!! Congrats to her! It’s helpful when kids write their own children book for other children as it’s from a childs point of view so I’m very proud of her!

  25. Elizabeth Weitz on December 13, 2018 at 11:22 am

    What a sweet start to a delightful book! Great descriptions and character building!

    • Jackie on December 13, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Thank you so much!! Appreciate your feedback!

  26. The Tale of Mummyhood on December 13, 2018 at 11:08 am

    What an inspirational young lady! Fabulous!

  27. Nikki on December 13, 2018 at 10:09 am

    What an awesome story! Congrats to her for writing so young! I love to see children exploring their imagination.

  28. Denise on December 13, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Oh wow, this is fun! My kid is an 11 year old cartoonist, so I can appreciate the creativity here. My advice would be to work on tightening up the intro — it’s always better to SHOW the reader than tell flat facts. So you don’t need to say she’s 7 and energetic and loves all these things, because the reader gets to all that fun stuff in the dialogue. You can introduce her with something like….

    Splash! Splash! Splash! It was a dim and chilly evening during the last few days of September. It had just rained and Sara, a young girl with brown hair and blue eyes, was jumping in the puddles outside her home on Wolf Circle. Tonight she has a lot of energy, like usual.

    • Jackie on December 13, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Thank you Denise!! I appreciate you taking the time to give this feedback! I will be letting her know. 🙂

  29. Stacie on December 13, 2018 at 9:36 am

    That sounds like a great book for kids. I love the writing style. It’s easy but still engaging.

  30. Ya on December 12, 2018 at 11:37 am

    What an interesting book! I love how Sara has great manners. I am sure my niece would enjoy reading it!

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