Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Sock Fairy Adventures Stop # 3 Sock Mart

Friday July 17 Sock Fairy Adventures in Sockland Chapter 5 Stop #3 Sock Mart
Reader ages 6-9 Story synopsis so far…
Will is searching through the clothes in the dryer for his lost soccer sock. He really wants to find the mate as his soccer socks are a lucky pair. He once scored a winning goal wearing them. As Will leans into the dryer he suddenly is sucked in and tossed about. When Will stops spinning he tumbles out into a new place called Sockland. 
This new magical place has mismatched socks everywhere hanging on tree branches. Three fairies fly by Will. He knows they are fairies from seeing pictures in his storybooks. He runs excitedly down the road hoping to catch up to them but trips and falls over a large rock on the road. His leg hurts but he manages to catch up just as the fairies disappear through the door into the Sock Bank. 
Unexpectedly Will’s size changes to very small when he rubs fairy dust over his hands. He is able to make it inside the Sock Bank behind a fairy just as the door closes. Will watches sock fairies unload their bags of mismatched socks in the bank hoping to find mates for their socks getting a gold coin in return. When Will spies his missing sock he grabs it but is caught by the sock security guards. When the guards lose their grip on Will a sock fairy named Melinda is able to rescue him. They fly out the opened Sock Bank door around the corner and out of sight. 
Will and Melinda spy a poster advertising a sock hop at the Avalon Theater. All Will needs to do is wear his lucky socks, bring his dancing partner Melinda to the Avalon and dance till dawn to win the bag of coins. Lucky for Will wearing his matched pair of socks he and Melinda are able to win the sock hop contest. But unlucky for Will the sock security police spy him in the crowd. Melinda uses her magic powers and they fly out the door away from the theater. Melinda gives Will the bag of coins and tells him to get on the Sockland Express but be sure to get off at stop #3. The driver, Rocky Socky, is a sock monkey who wants Will to pay for the ride on the Sockland Express. 
Vocabulary Words
Sock Mart-a store where you can buy socks
Advertisements-drawing attention to something you might want to buy
Billboard-a large outdoor board for displaying advertisements
Mid-Season Clearance-a time in the year when stores reduce the price of items they want to sell faster 
Shrieked-to call out excitedly

Chapter 5 Stop #3 Sock Mart
"How about a gold coin?" said Will to the driver.
"That will do. Now take a seat and hold on tight." Rocky Socky smiled at Will.
Will was excited. The Sockland Express seemed like no ordinary bus that he had been on. The outside of the bus was colorfully painted from top to bottom with advertisements for all sorts of sock items available in Sockland. Actually it made Will’s head spin thinking about all the things like leg warmers, arm warmers, purses, sweaters, toys and many more things.
The Sockland Express started out slow down the road and suddenly began to pick up speed. The wheels went under bus just as wings came out from each side of the bus. Will couldn't believe this was happening. He watched Sockland below get smaller and smaller as the bus sailed over the roofs and treetops. The sky seemed to change colors from blues to pinks to oranges. Wispy clouds floating by reminded him of candy floss.
Will sunk into his seat hoping no sock security police would be coming on the bus at the next stop #3. He remembered Melinda told him to get off at that stop. Suddenly a loud beeping alarm went off. “Emergency, emergency… landing, landing,” yelled Rocky Socky. the bus driver. 
Will felt a whoosh of air and a scream that almost came out of his mouth just as the bus hit the ground with a HUGE THUD! Amazing the bus landed upright and only a few passengers had rolled into the aisles. Everyone began to talk at once. Rocky Socky ran down the aisle checking on his passengers. “Look out the window!” shrieked a fairy who was sitting in front of Will. And then she fainted right in her seat. 
Everyone scrambled across the seats to get a better look out the window. The passengers all seemed to gasp at the very same time. 
SOCKLAND MID-SEASON CLEARANCE was clearly written across the billboard in red letters. TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE 
”What a deal!” whispered the passengers excitedly. 
“Sorry to give you all a scare stopping so suddenly," exclaimed Rocky Socky. My friend Moxie just radioed me about this sale sign that just went up this morning. She was sure we’d want to make a long stop at #3. 
Will began to imagine all sorts of possibilities purchasing mismatched socks. He was sure these socks would increase his chances of finding a matched pair at the sock bank. In return he’d be lucky to get more gold coins. The passengers got up quickly pushing their way down the aisle to get off the bus. Will felt weird stepping off the bus with his new small size. But none of the sock fairies even paid any attention to him. 
A line was already forming in front of the Sock Mart. Will felt excitement in the air as everyone waited for the doors to open.  At 10:00 SHARP a buzzer went off, the doors opened and the crowd pushed forward.
Rocky Socky waits for his passengers to shop. Suddenly screams were heard.

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