Welcome to Stories Come to Life. I am your host, Kathryn Lopez Luker. During this time of Covid, many people aren’t able to use the library in the same way as in the past. To help bring more stories to more readers, many publishing companies are allowing books that are normally unavailable for copyright reasons to be read out loud and shared with others until December 31, 2021. The stories that fall under that special permission will all be taken down on that date, so listen now, while they’re available! Today’s story is shared with permission of Simon and Schuster Publishing Company.
Here are the last few chapters of Baby Island, by Carol Ryrie Brink. Mr. Peterkin is becoming a kind and helpful neighbor to the stranded girls. He cuts a path through the jungle and builds baby walkers for the little children. Mary realizes that Christmas is coming, and Jean still longs to find out what is in Mr. Peterkin’s chest.
Now, sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life!