My ISR Book

My book is called The Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley. 

It is about an elementary school girl named Frances (but goes by Figgrotten) is is believed to be eecentric and weird by her classmates. She has one friend and is obsessed with nature and anthropology. Her only friend is an 86 year old bus driver named Alvin. She loves being outside and doesn’t do well sitting at a desk. She is often bored in school and is made fun of. Even her sister, Christina, despises her.

She wears an old coat, old boots and a floppy hat with ear flaps every single day and nothing else. Everything is fine for Figgrotten until Alvin dies. She realizes she is lonely and she starts lashing out at people. After working on her people skills, she finally makes a friend in her class. She re-establishes her relationship with her sister and is happy again.

My Favorite Animals

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Many people have a favorite animal. Let me tell you that I grew up with wild animals living in my forsested back yard. Among those animals were a family of foxes that would visit my back deck and sleep and drink water from a bowl that we gave them. They were such beautiful and interesting animals! It filled my heart with joy when I would see a fox peacefully sleeping, nosed tucked behind their fluffy tail, basking in the sunlight. Over the years, I found that foxes were good climbers, as I had seen them climb up and down tress head first. They were also playful, and if there was a big group of them, they would run around and climb on chairs and tables while making soft noises. If you are lucky enough to have seen these beautiful animals, you know that they are amazing.

My other favorite animal is a peacock. This is because there is a peacock that lives in the backyard of my lake house. His name is Peppy. He is so curious, clever, and has beautiful colors and feathers. He is always peering into the windows of my lake house, and he watches over it the days we aren’t there. Peppy is truly a wonderful bird!