During Week 8 of Term 2 we listened
to two of Paul Jennings’ short stories on CD. Here is what
- Lighthouse Blues
Blues is an unreal story that is nicely written. It is set on an
island with a haunted lighthouse. The main character in the story
is Anton. Anton arrives at the island to be the assistant to the
lighthouse keeper Stan.
One night Anton wakes up to
hear a clarinet playing. He goes to the lighthouse music room to
investigate and sees something really spooky. Have a listen to this
story to see how the clarinet, the saxophone and the bulldozer all
especially liked the way the music added to the mood of the story.
Story Two - Lucky Lips
Lucky Lips is an entertaining
story that is set in a small town. The main character is Marcus who
gets into a lot of trouble with a magic lip stick. The lip stick causes
females to smother him with kisses. There is a great twist at the
end of this story that is well worth hearing.
The main problem in the story
occurs at the local carnival when the show queen cannot help herself
and has to kiss Marcus.
Have a listen to this story
and you’ll get a really good laugh.
We liked this retelling of the
story because Paul Jennings is such an imaginative writer