So for the next week or so, this blog will now belong to a series of very smart and even more awesome grade schoolers who participated in the book club I ran for their school. Over the course of the club, about the last three months, each of these students devoted herself or himself to writing, revising, and editing a piece of writing from the club with the intent of being published here. I made clear that anyone featured here would have to produce a truly excellent written piece (a rule that I excuse in regard to myself). That is exactly what each did.
So today allow me to welcome you to the blog of Abigail, who I and other very lucky people are allowed to call Abi, and to the first public description of a newly discovered species: the Torpion. The following is a transcript of Abi's description of the Torpion without any editing or adjustment on my part whatsoever--so she gets all the credit. (Oh, and I should also admit that she taught me how to spell tarantula correctly.)
The Torpion is a small but deadly creature. It is EVIL! It is covered in little tiny hairs like a tarantula, it can also fly. It smells like this special perfume. When someone smells the perfume they fall into a deep sleep. When they wake up they are under the Torpion's control. The more the Torpion catches the more likely it is to take over the world. It sounds like a baby croc crying to it's mother. It has a tail like a scorpion. It has ten eyes and three legs. It hast two arms like a scorpion. It eats fish called minos and for a treat it eats small birds and bugs.