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The Garden Raid

screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-4-05-17-pmStorytelling is the conveying of events in words, sound, and images, often by embellishment. Imagine marching into battle or retreating in defeat, rolling in the dirt or soaring above the stars, running from a giant or taming a demon, starving for friendship or feeding a town. Stories have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation, and instilling moral values.

Front Porch Storytelling presents “The Garden Raid”
This encouraging tale is about a young boy who yearns to belong and learns the power of believing in oneself.

In “The Garden Raid,” John struggles to make friends in the fourth grade at Margaret Murphy Elementary School. One day, he gets the exciting chance to earn his way into his older brother Tom’s sixth-grade band of buddies. The price of friendship? He has to show his bravery by participating in a secret raid on Old Man Varney’s prized garden. The problem? The garden is guarded by Varney’s demonic dog.

The raid goes bust, but the challenge doesn’t end there. John will have to survive detention, dodge a barrage of potting scoops, tame a demon, and befriend a giant of a boy. Through all of this, he starts to question what it will take to become one of the guys.

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