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, the publishing companies of Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, and MacMillan Publishers are allowing books that are normally unavailable for copyright reasons to be read out loud and shared with others until September 30, 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 MacMillan publishing company.
Here are chapters three and four of The White Mountains, by John Christopher. Will sneaks out of his house to begin the journey to the White Mountains. But soon he has an unexpected companion on his trek---Henry! As they travel south to find the free people, the boys put aside their differences to help each other find their way, first across the English Channel and then on to parts unknown.
Now sit back, relax, and listen to this story come to life.