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New children's serial story coming Friday

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Attention youngsters:

The Brazil Times, in conjunction with the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation and the Indiana State Reading Association, will be offering "48 Hours," a 10-chapter serial story which will run during the school year.

Each chapter of the story includes art and learning activities. The story was written by Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith with illustrations provided by Ryan Lanigan.

The story follows two sixth-graders helping their parents make a seven-minute movie in 48 hours as part of a national competition.

However, things don't always follow the script, as one might suspect when grandmother's diamond brooch enters the picture.

The husband and wife author team's fictionalized story is based on their own experience on such a project that took place in Cincinnati several years ago. Smith wrote the screenplay for that movie "Look Both Ways." Mitchell was a crewmember, doing sound and photo support.

Chapters from the story will run in Friday editions of The Brazil Times.



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