The Ogre-Beast showed the town of Red Apple Creek that being different was cool. He taught me to be proud of who I was.             He changed my life.  But the Mayor decided to lock him up in a cage. Who does that to a beautiful creature?
Our fourth grade class went to visit him along Glarington River, and all I wanted to do was cry. When I happened to see a legendary Whispering Tree floating by, I decided to jump off the ferry boat and escape. I just didn't want to be on that stupid field trip anymore. However, when I climbed onto the trunk of the giant tree, I had no clue I was about to go on the strangest, most heroic journey of my life.
"Dear Chris Francis,
    That was the best story I have ever read. I could read it over and over again without getting bored. My favourite part of the story was the last chapter. You make a good story and I bet you cannot make one better than the Whispering Tree. If you do then I will be surprised and I mean I will be really surprised."
 Emma L 
The Whispering Tree