Did Rover fly?
18th January 2022
Authors and Illustrators 錢冠妤 郭語潔 鄭安庭 楊硯婷 林渝臻
Story inspired by
The Dog Who Wanted to Fly on Story Meets Story
The Dog Who Wanted to Fly from What Lives in Your Imagination story collection
「噠！噠！ 噠！ 」羅佛的小主人安妮飛快地跑到聖誕樹下拆禮物。「是我最想要的玩具！謝謝聖誕老公公！」安妮緊緊抱住她的聖誕禮物，笑得合不攏嘴。
The Dog, Rover, had been looking forward to Christmas since summer. He couldn’t wait to make a wish to Santa so that he could fly in the sky like a bird.
Luckily, Christmas Eve came. “Have a sweet dream,” Rover’s little owner, Annie, whispered in his ear. Rover fell asleep.
In the silence of the night, a big red jolly man approached Rover and carried him gently into the backyard. Until the snow outside fell on the tip of Rover’s nose, he opened his eyes and found that familiar figure was Santa!
“Are you real or am I dreaming?” Rover asked in a whisper. “HO, HO, HO!!! Climb up that Christmas tree, close your eyes and jump down to see if it's a dream! I remember your Christmas wish is to fly, right?” Santa replied with a smile.
Rover climbed to the top of the tree and felt like a dazzling star. “Rover! Believe in yourself!” Santa shouted under the tree. Thus, Rover closed his eyes and jumped with all his might.
Rover's body felt as light as a feather, and a cold wind blew against his cheeks, but Rover was too scared to open his eyes. Not knowing if it was too cold or too scared, Rover's limbs kept shaking in the air. Santa held Rover's hand and said, “Come on, let's give gifts to other children together!”
Rover and Santa were flying in the night sky. They climbed into the chimney, and then put the gifts in the stockings and under the Christmas tree.
"Look, there is a dog flying!" A girl said and pointed to Rover. Other children looked outside of their windows too. At the same time, Rover couldn’t help but open his eyes. He looked at the ground and thought: “Wow! Am I flying right now?"
Almost every child got gifts. “There is only one gift left. Rover, guess who is the last one? ", said Santa. That's right, it is Annie. Rover put Annie’s gifts under the Christmas tree carefully and left again quietly.
Flying the whole night, Rover was tired. Even though he tried to open his eyes so hard, he slept in the sleigh eventually.
"Thank you, Rover. You are brave and kind," said Santa. Then, Santa covered Rover with a warm blanket next to him.
It’s finally Christmas day. “Let’s open the gifts!” said Annie’s mom standing by the Christmas tree at nine in the morning. When Rover heard that familiar voice, he stretched out and made a big yawn. He thought he was still helping Santa deliver gifts!
Annie quickly ran to the Christmas tree to open the gifts." It's the toy I want the most! Thank you, Santa Claus!" Annie hugged her gift tightly and smiled.
"Wow! Look!" Annie exclaimed. "Rover also got a Christmas gift!" Annie said in surprise as she pointed to Rover’s bed. Rover found a lovely blanket in his bed.
The blanket was printed with a delicate image of a puppy flying happily in the icy night sky.