Here is the process of Liam’s Little Golden Book.
I hope you enjoy the process and that it stimulates your creativity. Love, Starshine
Intentions are to publish this book, but not under the "Little Golden Book" umbrella
Liam’s Little Golden Book
Liam Siomers’ Night Dream
(Grampa Johnny Bird)
It was the middle of the summer
In the middle of the night
When Liam had a dream
It was a Midsummer Night’s Dream
A fairy sprinkled stars on Liam
Before the words came ……..
The stars sprinkled down upon an oddly dressed man who held a feather pen, called a quill in his right hand.
"Young Liam," said the man "your name is much like my own. I am called ‘William,’ William Shakespeare is my name."
Shakespeare told Liam that he had written many stories with that feather quill pen.’
Liam was fascinated as he listened to every word that Shakespeare had to say.
Grampa Johnny Bird listened attentively with Liam.
"Grampa Johnny Bird," said Liam excitedly, "I want to hear ALL the stories Shakespeare has written."
Liam Loves Learning
Suddenly, the books were flying this way and that in the night ssky.
One of the books came flying right at Liam.
Liam was startled!
The book that came flying at Liam, was the play, "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."
Liam and Grampa Johnny Bird hid behind the trunk, uncertain about the flying books.
"Young Liam," said Shakespeare, "Too many books for you to learn, take one at a time in their turn."
As Shakespeare read to Liam from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Liam told Shakespeare that he would like to meet Puck, ‘King of the Elves.’ And then . . .
Fairy whispered in Puck’s elfin ear as from the pages of the book he did appear.
(quoted in the book, fairy says)
"Either I mistake your shape and making quite or else you are that shrewd and knavish sprite called Robin Goodfellow. Are not you he?"
(Quoted in the book, Puck responds)
"Thou speak’st aright. I am that merry wanderer of the night."
Liam learned that Puck’s other name is ‘Robin Goodfellow.’
This is what it said, but this has been changed (just showing you the process along the way)
Inside his dream, inside the book, Liam is watching the play on stage at the Globe Theater in London, England.
Theseus, Duke of Athens is telling Hermia that she must obey her father, Egeus and marry Demetrius. But Lysandra and Hermia love each other. Helena loves Demetriius, but he loves her not. And, that’s how the story begins….
Hermia and Lysandra tell Helena that they are running away. Helena tells Demetrius. Demetrius goes looking for Hermia and Helena follows into the forest after him.
Puck drops the nectar of a flower on the eyes of Demetrius and Lysandra and also on the eyes of Titania, Queen of the Fairies while they were sleeping.
From the magic of the nectar, now Demetrius loves Helena ~ and Lystandra loves her too.
Needless to say, I decided to erase this page (smiles)
I did, however, keep the scene on the stage and kept the names on the garments of each of the characters.
If we shadows have offended
Think but this and all is mended.
That you have but slumbered here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme
No more yielding but a dream
Gentles do not reprehend
If you pardon we will mend
And, as I am an honest Puck
If we have unearned luck
Now, to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue
We will make amends ere long
Else the Puck a liar call
And so goodnight unto you all
This page will be redone because my daughter Angel says they look like they’re getting married and I decided that the posture doesn’t lend itself to Shakespearean conduct so it will be changed but it will still say the last lines of Puck’s Speech
"Give me your hands if we be friends
And, Robin shall restore amends.
(yes at 2 years old he recites the whole speech and seems to understand just what he is saying.)
A Love Creation for Liam Somers
Love, Grammy Starshine
Created "in June" 2009