Lacey and the Magical Island
Written by Presentation Primary School Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary 4th Class
Translated and Illustrated by Celine, Olivia, Cathy
Lacey the Lion was at home in the garden. She was feeling bored.
She went into the kitchen and asked her owner Emma, “Can I go for a walk?”
“Yes, but maybe later,” Emma replied.
“Can we go now?” asked Lacey. “I’m really bored!”
“I’m making dinner now,” said Emma. “Of course, we can go later.”
Lacey went back out into the garden. She really wanted to go to the park, so she jumped over the fence. She was a goody-two-shoes and had never done that before. Her heart was racing so fast.
Lacey was on the footpath outside the house. She was looking around when a van pulled up. A man jumped out and put her into the back!
Lacey was feeling scared and gloomy, and really regretted her choice.
Meanwhile back at the house, dinner was ready. Emma brought the beef stew out to the garden. But Lacey was not to be found.
Emma was worried and confused. She called the Gardaí.
“I’m so stressed, my pet lion is missing!” cried Emma.
“What are you talking about?” said the Garda. “We don’t keep lions as pets.”
“Well, if you help me find my lion, I’ll prove it.”
“Okay, fine. But I feel like this is a joke.”
Emma went outside to wait for the Garda when she saw both lion paw prints and fresh tyre tracks. There was a little oil on the ground too.
Emma knew this was a clue!
Lacey was on a yacht having the time of her life. She was sunbathing on a lounge chair. One of the staff brought her fancy cocktails. It was a red-orange colour with an umbrella in it. She had steak for dinner!
What she didn’t know was that the kidnappers wanted to sell her and make money. They were treating her kindly so she would do what they wanted.
Later, Lacey overheard one of the staff on the phone.
“Meet me at the magical island and I’ll sell that lion to you there.”
Lacey got mad and roared so loud. She stormed off and chewed the rope to the lifeboat. She hopped in the lifeboat and rowed away.
But then, she found herself surrounded by sharks who led her to the magical island…