BC: About the Author Lindsey Garnel is a 7th grader at LMMS. She enjoys drawing, hanging out with friends and family, and writing. Her favorite color is lime green. Her favorite type of books is realistic fiction. Her favorite food is grilled chicken
FC: In the Water
1: In the Water Lindsey Garnel
2: Text and design layout copyright 2012 by Lindsey Garnel LMMS Publishing in partnership with Mixbook Summary: A girl takes a journey underwater and discovers a whole other world. Fiction ; Ocean; Children ; Fantasy
3: It was a bright sunny day at the beach. I love the beach. I love the sand, the sun, and of course, the water. The water is the best part.
4: I went to the water and felt the coolness through my toes when suddenly I heard a voice. “ Hey! Come here! I have a wonderful secret to show you!” “ Alright, cool! I’ll be there in a bit!”
5: I ran over to see a little fish with sparkling eyes and I smiled with joy. The fish handed me a beautiful bracelet and said “ Put the bracelet on and dive underwater. You’ll see a wonderful world.”
6: I put the bracelet on and dove underwater. I couldn’t believe it! I saw a whole world full of mermaids and talking fish! I swam over to a mermaid and chattered in joy, “ Hey! Isn’t this world SO cool?” She replied, “ How do you know of this magical place?”
7: I replied “ A little purple fish gave me a wonderful bracelet. Now I can see the whole wide world in the water!”
8: The mermaid gasped and exclaimed “ You met the prince named Charles! You are special! Only few people are as special as you.”
9: “ Really COOL!” I shouted in joy. The mermaid said to me “ I will give you a ride to the prince’s castle. You need to see him. Something special is going to happen. Maybe the war will end.”
10: “Huh? War? What war?” I asked. The mermaid sighed and said “ There is a war between the sharks and our underwater world. The sharks just hate us for some reason!”
11: “ How?’ I said. “ Well we stole their kingdom a long time ago.” said the mermaid.
12: I swam over to the huge castle that was covered in slime and goo. The prince swam over to me. “ What happened?” I asked. “ The war.....”He sighed. “ Where is the shark kingdom? I’m going to stop it.” He said “ Over there” He pointed over to a dark gate with sharks swimming around it.
13: “ I’ll be back.” I said. “ Here. Take this for good luck.” He said. He gave me some beautiful flowers. I still have them today.
14: I swam over to the shark kingdom scared. I said weakly ” Listen, we are sorry for taking your kingdom. I just want to make peace.”
15: They just growled, swam over, and got ready to put up a battle.
16: I went towards the sharks but they threw me down. I was so scared.
17: Suddenly, a magic glow whirled through the air.
18: A voice said “ I have come to save you, take this necklace from our ancestors , put this on, you are now safe from everything.”
19: I charged torward the sharks and saved the whole kingdom.
20: I go under water occasionally to say hello. I still have the bracelet that prince Charles gave me.
21: This proves that miracles are possible. I believe.
22: Do you?