The Goblin Stories
  
The Goblin Stories
10 tales for Bedtime
Published:
7/5/2012
Format:
E-Book (available as Mobi files) What's This
ISBN:
978-1-46890-980-7
A slim volume of ten Book at Bedtime tales of Sid and Percy the naughty goblins. They live in a tree in Coconut Grove and play tricks on Grandma and Grandad who live not far away. Based on the traditional English bedtime story, the tales are parables of goblin trickery and cunning but with outcomes that are intended to lead children to reflect on the rights and wrongs of unsound behavior, yet in a manner that young children can enjoy. A fun and happy way to end the day for parent and child alike.
The Naughty Goblins and the Special Ice It was a dark and stormy night in Coconut Grove where the goblins lived. After the storm had passed a hot and humid breeze came into the tree through the window hole … Percy and Sid lay in their bunks getting hotter and hotter. Percy turned his pillow over and even the cool side of the pillow was hot….. ‘Drats,’ said Percy as he tossed and turned in his bunk, ‘phew, I’m hot’ he said as he took off his nightcap placing it on the bedpost…. In the morning they were both grumpy and they slurped their tea noisily, mumbling ‘hot hot hot….’ ‘I have a plan’ said Percy, ‘let’s go and get some ice from Grandma’s and tonight we can place it on a bucket, then when the breeze blows through the tree it will be nice and cool,’ ‘brilliant!!!’ said Sid. So they sneaked through the woods to Grandma’s and crept into the garage where the big fridge-freezer lived. ‘Look here,’ said Percy ‘there is a big block of ice’, ‘hehe this is easy’ said Sid, and he heaved it out of the deep freeze and they pushed it onto the lawn. After giving the ice block a huge heave they jumped on top as it slid down the grassy lawn and zoomed all the way through the woods until, with a bump, it slid right into their tree house. That night they placed the ice on a bucket and slept in their bunk beds with a cool breeze as the air flowed over the icy block. But Grandma was not happy, she had wanted the block of ice to keep Grandad’s fish cold for dinner. ‘Now the fish will be stinky’ she said…. ‘I know who has taken my ice… those naughty goblins, I will show them.’ So she took Grandad’s stinky fish and put it in a bucket of water and then she put it inside the freezer. By the next morning a giant block of ice was in the freezer. Later that day, the goblins again sneaked into Grandma’s garage looking for ice.......
Robert Plant, in his day job writes for the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, at night he writes stories and reads them to his two children Merlin and Astrid Summer Star. They live in Coconut Grove, Florida, where there are many dark and storm nights....
 
 


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