Posts Tagged ‘Bowser and Birdie’

Vacay!

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April 20th, 2022 Posted 8:10 am

It’s school vacation week here in Mass. and elsewhere. Maybe you know a kid who feels like reading after a long hard day of playing outdoors – maybe skiing if there’s still snow, or surfing at Hanalei Bay. If so may I recommend the Bowser and Birdie series? The outdoors – bayou style – certainly play a role.

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Beginnings

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January 2nd, 2022 Posted 8:48 am

On Sundays we do beginnings – taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel in including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. How many of all those kids who were out of school for so long were reading books? I hope a lot, but I’m not so sure. Maybe they’d enjoy the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available to adults with fake ID). For any of you who have or know kids – and what would a life be without at least one kid in it somewhere? – here’s the start of Woof, book one in the series.

Two humans stood outside my cage, a white-haired woman and a gum-chewing kid. Gum-chewing is one of the best sounds out there, and the smell’s not bad either. I liked the kid from the get-go.

They gazed in at me. I gazed out at them. The white-haired woman had blue eyes, washed out and watery. The kid’s eyes were a bright, clear blue, like the sky on a cloudless day. I hadn’t seen the sky in way too long.

“How about this one, Grammy?” the kid said.

 

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Beginnings

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November 29th, 2020 Posted 7:44 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel in including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. How many of all those kids who’ve been out of school for so long have been reading books? I hope a lot, but I’m not so sure. Maybe they’d enjoy the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available to adults with fake ID). For any of you who have kids in this situation, or know some who are, here’s the start of Woof, book one in the series.

Two humans stood outside my cage, a white-haired woman and a gum-chewing kid. Gum-chewing is one of the best sounds out there, and the smell’s not bad either. I liked the kid from the get-go.

They gazed in at me. I gazed out at them. The white-haired woman had blue eyes, washed out and watery. The kid’s eyes were a bright, clear blue, like the sky on a cloudless day. I hadn’t seen the sky in way too long.

“How about this one, Grammy?” the kid said.

 

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Kids At Home? (More)

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March 26th, 2020 Posted 7:26 am

Let Bowser entertain them! He’s the narrator of the Bowser and Birdie series – a dog but not a talking dog! (The stories take place down in Louisiana swamp country. I loved writing it.)

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