The Great Wallaby Adventure

By Olivia, age 10, and Marissa, 8, Illinois

One day in St. Paul Minnesota,Grace sat at her desk bored out of her mind. As she listened to her teacher blab on and on about the report they were doing on Wallabies." Grace! Grace? Are you listening to me?" Asked her teacher. "Yes Ma'am, Well sort of ." Grace said under her breath.She waited for what seemed like forever for the bell to ring . When it rang she raced out the classroom door and ran into the locker room. When she opened her locker three week old banana peels fell out. "Oh well."she said. Throwing the banana peels back inside she grabbed her book bag, ran outside and hopped on the bus. She grabbed a seat next to her best friend Maddy. Looking over at her friend she asked "Do you know what a Wallaby is?" Maddy shrugged "Not really, but I do know that they are mini kangaroos." "Thanks." said Grace. When the bus stopped at Grace's house, she jumped off the bus and watched as it drove away. Rushing inside, she threw open the door passed her mom who was making BLT's for supper. she plopped down on the couch and was about to grab the remote to turn on the T.V. when her mom walked in and asked "Do you have any homework?" "Yes." answered Grace,"I have to do a report on Wallabies, but what are they?" "Why don't you look them up on the internet?" suggested her mom. Walking over to the computer, she typed in wallabies. After reading about them for several minutes she exclaimed " Wow these creatures are amazing! Did you know that a group of wallabies is called a mob." After writing her report on wallabies she had learned a lot about them. The next day when she was at school she turned it in to her teacher, and at the end of the day she learned she had gotten an A+. "Hooray!" she cheered. THE END

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The Story Pirates’ adaptation was written by Brendan O’Grady
Produced by Brendan O’Grady
Associate Produced by Jack Mitchell and Sam Bair
Musicians: Brendan O’Grady, Rick Snell, Zachary Eldridge, Geoff Countryman, Joseph Anckowicz , Mariel Bildsten
Singers: Teddy Shivers, Alexandra Nader, Meghan O’Neill, Emily Olcott, Brendan O’Grady, Kelsey Bair