The Legend of Flower Valley
written by Kelsey Rexroat, age 10
illustrated by Kelly Dooley, age 10
Far away, on an island never before seen by human eyes, there is a magical place
filled with enchanted creatures, known as Flower Valley. Here, beautiful flowers
gleam from glittering dewdrops reflecting light from the bright sun. Slender,
sparkling branches of trees form perfect arches over clumps of juicy, wild
berries. Their tender leaves hobble and sway in the cool tropical breezes. A
graceful deer comes out with her fawn and she dips her head down to take a drink
from the stream as it flows over rocks worn smooth over the years. She raises her
head, her long lashes brushing a colorful butterfly's delicate wings. She spies a
sleek cougar, but she does not fear, for all the animals are at peace.
Because of their peaceful surroundings, none of the creatures sensed the danger
that lurked nearby, for they did not know what danger was. None of them were
prepared for that day when Flower Valley almost came to a tragic end. . .