The Adventures of A.G. Bear
No Matter Where You Go....
There You Are!
|Amanda Grey and her family, and her three best friends, (A.G. Bear, Isadora LeChat and Mrs. Duck) were on their way to visit Amanda's Grandma. It was the very first day of their vacation.|
|Isadora Le Chat and Mrs. Duck sat on either side of Miss Amanda in the back seat of the shiny blue four-wheel drive vehicle which Miss Amanda's Daddy drove. Miss Amanda's Mommy was busy reading directions aloud.|
A.G. Bear, perched high in Miss Amanda's lap, undoubtedly had
the best view. Except, of course, for the rather large road map which was presently
obscuring everyone's vision, in particular that of Miss Amanda's Daddy.
Are we there yet? asked A.G. Bear for about the fiftieth
time that hour. Isadora, newly awakened from a cat-nap, rolled her eyes in exasperation.
|A.G., dear, said Mrs. Duck patiently, We've only been on the road for half a day, and we've got quite a distance to go before we reach Miss Amanda's grandmother's house.|
Mrs. Duck had been elected the group's official navigator,
since she'd flown many a mile South in the Winter and back North in the Spring.
Isadora Le Chat also had quite a good sense of direction, but A.G. Bear, well,
A.G. was totally hopeless when it came to things like time and space.
|Probably on account of all the fluff in my head, A.G. Bear had explained, without too much concern.|
And don't forget, A.G.,
reminded Isadora, Miss Amanda's Daddy said that he's going to take his time
so that we can stop and see the sights along the way.
|What fun! said A.G. Bear, In that case, no matter WHERE we go, there we ARE!|
|Isadora blinked and shook her head ever so slightly, as if trying to jiggle her brain just enough to make sense out of whatever it was A.G. Bear had just said.|
|Why yes, dear, just so! said Mrs. Duck, You're exactly right!|
|Isadora crossed her eyes.|
After a while, the purr of the car's engine lulled Isadora
Le Chat back to sleep. She awoke just as the car pulled off the road onto a
gravel parking area, and Miss Amanda's Daddy shut the engine off.
Where are we? She yawned daintily, looking out at a sprawling white building with what appeared to be an enormous amount of junk in the windows. What are we doing here?
A.G. Bear was fairly bouncing with excitement.
Miss Amanda's Mommy saw a sign that said "Antiques and Flea Market" and we're going to go look inside!
|Fleas? said Isadora, horrified. What on earth would Miss Amanda's Mommy want with FLEAS??|
|Oh, no, no, no! Isadora, said Mrs. Duck reassuringly. Not real fleas. A Flea Market is a place where you find used things. Occasionally one might find a genuinely valuable antique, and sometimes there will even be brand new items, but for the most part, Flea Markets are filled to the brim with older, used things. Sometimes, wonderfully fascinating things!|
|No fleas? Asked Isadora, glancing doubtfully at the store's interior.|
|No fleas! stated Mrs. Duck emphatically, as she climbed out of the car and headed for the front door, right behind Miss Amanda, and her Mommy and Daddy.|
At least, I don't THINK so, Mrs.
Duck murmered to herself.
Here are the A.G.Bear Books in order. Simply click on the name to go to that story.
|Book I -
Tales, The Tea Party
Book -2- No Matter Where You Go, There You Are
Book -3- Chapter Flea
Book -4- Strawberry Fields, Wherever
Book -5- Night-Time Is The Time To Sleep
Book -6- Things That Go Snnaarrrrkk In The Night
Background: The Making of The Adventures of A.G. Bear
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Cynthia Gurin lives in South Florida with her husband Bob, a quartet of cats, two dogs, a remarkably wise duck, and a teddy bear or two. She has achieved recognition in both the Miami Herald and The Wall Street Journal for innovative marketing techniques. She considers the Personal Ad, through which she met her husband, to be her most rewarding literary endeavor. She holds a senior corporate position in the real world. Send Mail to Cynthia Gurin
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ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Jeff Meyers is a talented writer and a talented illustrator. Jeff makes his home in Ohio. He enjoys writing fiction for all ages and has been drawing and painting all his life. His artwork includes cartoons, illustrations, computer graphics, and still life drawings. When he's not working at his computer, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Jeff has wonderful examples of both his artistic as well as his writing talent on display throughout Bedtime-Story. Check the Author/Illustrator directory for a complete listing of Jeff Meyers work. Contact Jeff at Jeff@thejeffworks.com or visit his new website: The JEFFWORKS for Creative solutions to your communication needs.