July 13, 2017
Jaquline’s favorite series of stories right now is The Devonians. She loves the short, easy to read, stories with “bright colors” (Christina illustrates the covers in bold crayon) and “big words” (the lettering is large print).
Each of the Devonians stories follows a different child within the village colony of Covenant.
Daydreamer follows Joseph Taylor.
Joseph is a colonist on a planet called Devonia.
This planet has a much longer year than Earth does, so when Joseph says “6 years old” he’s really the same age as someone over 8 years old on Earth! Joseph’s year is equal to about one year, four months, and two weeks of Earth time.
Joseph’s family lives on a farm – like everyone on Devonia. They have running water because they pipe water using a waterwheel from the Crystal River to their farms using bamboo pipe! They also collect rainwater from their rooftops!
Joseph likes to daydream. He sometimes lets his daydreaming get in the way of his chores! This is what happens in Daydreamer. Joseph has a best friend who lives on the next farm. Her name is Alena. Joseph has four brothers and one new baby sister named Rose. Two of his brothers are twins.
Jaquline says she likes Joseph because he’s a lot like her. He tries to do big kid stuff, but sometimes his wandering thoughts get in the way.
Jaquline says, “Maybe, children on Devonia are the same as children everywhere!”
*Of course, Devonia is fiction. It’s a world I made up and all the characters are also fiction!*
Thanks for reading!
Type at you next time…