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. Volume XII Number 21 . . . . June 23, 2006
One day, another group of little people called the crunnocks see Penney playing in the yard and, for some fun, they lead her away from her home. This action is seen by Krab and results in Penney's being saved by the starrigans. Then the problem arises on how to get her home without being seen by the humans or getting themselves caught by the crunnocks. The community comes out in full force to search for Penney, thereby making the task of returning her much more difficult. This situation results in some humorous incidents.
This story talks about community and the coming together of people in adverse times. It is a good tale about the little people called the starrigans and the crannocks and the mistrust that can result because of misunderstandings between groups that are different.
Students who enjoy fantasy will find this a good read, especially if they like the stories about elves, fairies, etc. It also gives students an idea of what life was like about a hundred years ago and the hardships that were involved for early settlers.
Harold Davis grew up in Newfoundland. He and his wife live by the Salmonier River along with their three children.
Jean Nickel is a library technician at the Westglen School in Didsbury, AB.
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