The Owl Post: The Story Within

The Owl Post: The Story Within

Deborah Cherrin April 3, 2020

I Opened A Book

By Julia Donaldson

For all the book lovers out there, getting lost in a good book is the best escape. Through my artwork I am always seeking the mystery, magic, and marvel of Story.

I opened a book and in I strode
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.

--Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson CBE is an English writer, playwright and performer, and the 2011–2013 Children’s Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, and Stick ManWikipedia

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