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Short Stories for Children of all Ages: Sylvia and BirdPedagogical Project “The Joy of Reading”

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Sylvia and Bird

 

In a faraway place, on a high mountain-top, lived a shimmer shiny dragon named Sylvia.

Sylvia loved her leafy home, but sometimes she felt sad. She had searched the whole world but never found any other dragons.

Sylvia was lonely.

She gave a big, blustery sigh. Humfff! And there, under the leaves, was a small, surprised bird!

Bird was building a nest, and Sylvia thought she might be able to help.

Bird and Sylvia became friends.

Being together was so much fun. Bird and Sylvia spent all their days together, just like friends do.

But when Bird went to chit-chattes with the other birds, Sylvia felt alone.

Bird belonged with the other birds but Sylvia was different. She had no dragons to belong with.

Sylvia crept away. She gazed up at the night sky. Maybe there were other dragon living on the moon? She could go and see, but the thought of leaving Bird made Sylvia fell sadder than ever.

But Bird saw that Sylvia was unhappy. She had an idea. They would go to the moon together!

Off they set, racing up through the clear skies!

But as Bird and Sylvia whirled higher and higher Bird grew cold… and tired…

Suddenly she began to tumble down 

down

down through the clouds…

 

With a cry Sylvia swooped to catch her tiny friend and gently carried her home.

And there they stayed… for Sylvia realized she didn’t need other dragons to be happy. The best friend in the world was loving, loyal Bird.

 

Catherine Rayner

Sylvia and Bird

London, Little Tiger Press, 2009

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