S: walking to school
FC: Walking to School | David Vollman year is 2011
1: For my Grandfather, John H. and my dogs, Max and Chowder
2: Where did Johnny’s dog go when Johnny went to school?
3: Every September Johnny would start a new school year.
4: . Johnny’s dog, Max would always accompany him on the walk. on the school walk every morning and every afternoon.
5: When Johnny got to school Max would go bark, bark, bark which meant that Max was ready to start his 10 block walk back home.
6: Max knew it was his job to keep Johnny safe and provide him company on his way to school.
7: But, he had his daily route home already planned with a couple of side stops on his way.
8: Max’s first stop would be the local candy store where he would wait for Mr. Chowder to open up at precisely 9:00am.
9: Then Mr. Chowder would give him Smarties that fell on the floor.
10: Mr. Chowder felt that Max was an excellent vacuum cleaner. Because Max would even go into the bathrooms to seek out his favorite candy.
11: After Max was full, Max would bark to let Mr.Chowder know that he wanted to go.
12: So Max went on his way to his next stop a block away was Mrs. Flower’s house.
13: She was always happy to see Max and she would often leave her back porch screen door unlatched.
14: So all Max had to do was move it with his paws and the door would open so he could go into the house.
15: Mrs. Flowers usually waited for Max in her kitchen. When Max went in to Mrs. Flowers kitchen she was waiting with a small bowl of ice cream.
16: Max loved ice cream and he Noticed that Mrs. Flowers seemed to like it just as much as he did.
17: After Mrs. Flowers and Max ate their ice cream they would sit out back and watch the flowers and butterflies in her back yard.
18: They would sit under the big mulberry tree Max would watch the grey cat next door and Mrs. flowers would just sit in her recliner.
19: Max finally would get sleepy, even though he ate candy and ice cream, and he would snuggle in the grass for a nice afternoon nap.
20: What seemed like a very long time, maybe about one hour, Max woke up and walked over to Mrs. Flowers.
21: She put her hand on his head and gave him a good scratching behind his ears.
22: Then he wondered over to the backyard gate. Mrs. Flowers followed him and left him out the back gate.
23: She told Max she would see him tomorrow same time and same place.
24: So Max went to his next stop his friends' house jimmy
25: Jimmy was Max's best friend and he was a Beagle. Max knew that he didn't have much time to spend with Jimmy be- cause soon it would be 3:30 and Max would need to go to school to meet Johnny for their walk home.
26: So Max ran all the way over to John's school when Max saw John crying.
27: Then he saw a bully taking his backpack.
28: So Max got so angry so he bit the bully and pulled his shoe off.
29: And Max ran as fast as a rocket and the bully was right on his tail but then the bully lost sight of max. so then the bully was looking on his Hands and knees when.
30: When Max jumped and hit the bully dead center in the chest. and the bully hit the ground with a thud.
31: So Max went over and sniffed the bully to see if he was okay. He was just knocked out.
32: So Max went over to John and john had his backpack and was ready to go home.
33: So Max and John went home knowing that tomorrow would be a better day. THE END
34: THE END
35: Some intersting facts about the author are that he is one of the youngest author. That he is a really good student. That he has moved once in his life. That he will get and A on this project. That he is the best kid in the world.