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By Minnie Belle Mitchell
Lively and stressed, “Bud” Riley, the boy who might turn into one of many nineteenth century’s preferred and revered poets, had a difficult time sitting nonetheless in school—unless he was once drawing or writing the “poems he heard in his head.” high quality illustrations and textual content wealthy with historical past draw younger readers into James Whitcomb Riley’s global at the fringe of the Midwestern wasteland. little ones absolutely adventure Riley’s vigorous formative years, from studying to swim (nearly drowning within the method) to appearing as ringmaster in his personal circus, whole with animal acts, song, and acrobats. enjoyable proof approximately James Whitcomb Riley offer childrens with a preview of the poet’s grownup accomplishments and little-known evidence concerning the guy tremendously well known by means of novelist Mark Twain and President Benjamin Harrison.
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Bud was so glad to have the crayons and the sketchbook. The first thing he did was to make a valentine for his mother. He wrote a little poem and then he drew a picture to go with the poem. Mother was delighted with Bud’s valentine and gave him three big cookies. Bud could tell by the warm smile on his mother’s face that she was pleased. The sun was bright, but the days were cold as 31 JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY Bud trudged to school. One day when it seemed winter should be nearly over, suddenly heavy flakes of snow began to fall.
Her silky blond hair framed her smooth, fair face, and her smile was always so kind and sweet. 34 NOEY BIXLER’S SNOWMAN Mother brought her mending and sat next to Bud’s trundle bed while he was getting well. Bud would read to her or make up stories and poems. ” “They just come to me out of the air. ” Finally, Bud recovered enough that he could sit at the window and look out. He was lonesome for his friends. He watched the other children throwing snowballs and making forts. He wished he could be outside with them.
Perhaps she wondered how two small boys could catch so many fish. Perhaps she connected her empty cracker barrel with the fish, but whatever she thought, she didn’t say a word. Johnty’s friends kept Bud and Ed supplied with fish. Mrs. Gooding kept the boys supplied with crackers, red drops and licorice, and the Riley & Howard Store did a brisk business. 44 Chapter 7 Fourth of July T he early sunshine came in through the east dormer window and fell in a golden ray across the bare floor. Bud opened his eyes slowly and looked at Johnty’s bed on the other side of the room.