Story Time with Sarah: Belle’s Trip to Heaven

My second ‘novel’ (and the sequel to “Belle’s Adventures”) “Belle’s Trip to Heaven” was written the summer after I finished Grade 3. It’s considerably more legible than it’s predecessor (typed rather than hand written) and was illustrated with far more care which I believe showcases my growth as a writer/illustrator.

From the back, written in my grade 3 scrawl:

Belle loved earth it was heaven to her. But when she actually got to heaven she wants to get back. Will she be able to before her name gets on the list or will it be to late. You can find out in this !OUTSTANDING book! By Sarah Porter! Other books by Sarah are Belle’s Trip.

 Please enjoy, dear reader.

 

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Story Time with Sarah: Belle’s Adventure

Welcome to my first “Throwback Thursday Post”!

My first real piece of writing, ‘Belle’s Adventure’, was a story chronicling the (obviously made up) adventures of my family dog, Belle. I wrote it in Grade 3 and was praised by both my teacher and classmates alike (it also marks the only time in school that all of my classmates didn’t think I was a giant weirdo). And while I had been telling stories long before writing this one, ‘Belle’s Adventures’ marked my first real foray into the joys of writing and has been the catalyst for every writing project since. (Except school assignments. I was forced to write those.)

Since it is actually ridiculously long and difficult to translate as my spelling wasn’t all that it could have been I won’t share it completely on this site. Instead, dear reader, I will regale you with a proper telling: A video of me reading “Belle’s Adventure”.

Please note, this video was inspired by “Grown Ups Reading Things They Wrote As Kids”. 

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Story Time With Sarah – “Belle’s Adventures”

Disclaimer: Please excuse the occasional pauses and the odd cuts, I don’t have any editing software and the “trim” effect on the iPhone is annoying as all hell.