A Winning Story

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Edward J. Bosti Elementary School fifth grader Brooke Bartell has been named a winner of the Storyworks “Goose Content” sponsored by Scholastic. 

Brooke entered the 2019 contest by responding to the question of what she thought would happen in the read-aloud play/fable “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg” if the main characters had learned their lesson before destroying the goose. She was challenged to rewrite the last scene of the story, showing what the characters realized and what actions they took instead. 

“We loved your thoughtful revision of the scene regarding the changes the Boyds made if they had learned their lesson,” said Lauren Tarshis, editor-in-chief, in a letter to Brooke. “You included stage directions, appropriate emotion and realistic dialogue. We especially enjoyed your strong closing and positive message.”
 
As a winner, Brooke received a copy of “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” by Grace Lin.