On this week’s show we will be continuing Linda Salisbury’s Ghost of the Chicken Coop Theater. We’ll hear the tale of a boy, his dog, and obedience school in Good Dog Aggie by Lori Reis. We’ll also be featuring exercises that stretch your imagination, our question of the week, and the song End of a Summer Storm performed by Alison Krauss from Frog Trouble by Sandra Boynton. All that on this week’s StoryBoard.
Question of the Week:
Each week during Ghost of the Chicken Coop Theater we’ll take a short break from the story to bring you The Question of the Week. During this segment we’ll read a short story and ask questions about what we read. If you believe you know the answer to the question, e-mail us at StoryBoardIPR@gmail.com. Those of you who submit correct answers will be entered in a drawing to win the Book of the Week. Make sure to have your answer in by Thursday and to include your name, the town where you live, and a phone number where we can reach you. Good luck and happy reading!
Parents, we take our questions directly from Brain Quest, an educational resource that helps motivates children, improving their reading skills, math skills, and more.
Ghost of the Chicken Coop Theater:
During summer vacation, Bailey Fish and her friends, adopted brothers Noah and Fred Keswick and their foster sister, Sparrow, convert an abandoned chicken coop into a theater and write a play about historical ghosts and space travelers. The embedded history is about the Angel of Marye’s Heights during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Richard Kirkand’s compassion for the wounded and dying Union enemy, plus historic and modern pictures of the Sunken Road, and a map of the battle.
Linda Salisbury is a versatile and prolific author writing for both adults and children. Her award-winning children’s books―the Bailey Fish Adventure series and Mudd Saves the Earth―have garnered numerous national awards and honors and she is sought-after for school programs and speaking events. Aside from her books, Salisbury is now a free-lance writer and musician, who enjoys boating, travel, her family and cats. Enjoy her world!