Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Annabelle's Wish

Day Twelve
Annabelle's Wish
adapted by Susan Korman
Illustrated by Alan Nowell & Assoc

Annabelle, a calf, was born on a Christmas Eve. Santa arrived that night and gave the animals the gift of speech. Annabelle was enchanted by the reindeer and decided one day she wanted to fly, too.

Billy lived on the farm with his grandpa. A fire had scared Billy a few years ago and he hadn't spoken a word since. He and Annabelle were great friends. In fact, Annabelle loved him so much that when she was older she gave up her gift of speech on Christmas Eve to Billy, so he could talk.

Annabelle never spoke again, but read the book to see if she ever flew.

Have you ever read Annabell's Wish?

We are temporarily without internet, so my postings might be interrupted until we get back on. I think it has something to do with the gas pipeline explosion that was in Sissonville yesterday. Hope it fixes itself soon. 

Posted by Janet F. Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. Oh, I haven't read this one, but I've seen it all over the place. I'll definitely have to look for it. :)

  2. I haven't read this one, but I love the possibility it leaves readers with.

  3. I have not read it, but I have heard of it. Now I KNOW I must read Annabelle's Wish. It is so sweet. Who couldn't love Annabelle after seeing that cover?


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