Friday, June 23, 2006

Funerals and Fly Fishing

Funerals and Fly Fishing
By Mary Bartek

Mark Twain Award Nominee
Funerals and Fly Fishing is a story about Brad Stanislawski being sent to his grandfathers house after his mom wins a trip to California. At first, Brad isn't too excited to go to see a guy his mom won't talk too, not to mention that he runs a funeral home. Once he gets to Pennsylvania, he finds out his grandfather isn't that bad. One day, Brad and his grandfather go to a ball game, a boy tells Brad some startling news...

Funerals and Fly Fishing was a really good story. I think the events were things that could really happen, so the story felt like it really happened. There could have been a little more detail, but other than that, it was a great story. It will be hard to vote against it for Mark Twain Award.

What would you do if you were in Brad's place? What would you do if your parent or parents went on a relaxing vacation and you had to go to a funeral home with someone you had never met?

If you saw a dead person in a casket, what would you do?

If you were told the person you were staying with was scalping dead people, would you investigate? Would you try to get home?

Would you go fly fishing?

Please give me your comments and answers to this post.


Papa said...

One question (you know your Papa is logical) Why would his mother send him to a person she doesn't even talk to?

Corey said...

Well, his mom talks to him a little bit now, but a few years before, they didn't talk to each other because her dad didn't like the person she married very much.