Saturday, November 20, 2021

Duchesne High School Drama Performs Big Fish! November 19, 20, 22, and 23!

Big Fish, a musical by Andrew Lippa, is currently being performed by the Duchesne High School Drama department lead by Amanda King and Ginger Thomas. I attended last night, and enjoyed it very much! The story follows the relationship between a father and son, beginning just as the son is ready to get married, and going through flashbacks to the son's childhood then returning to the father and son's current relationship. The conflict involves the son's unwillingness to believe his father's apparently tall tales about the father's adventures as a young man. As the young man works to overcome his distrust of his father, other problems come into play. How do these problems work themselves out? If you live in or near Duchesne, I suggest you come tonight, Monday, and/or Tuesday and watch this fun play! Big Fish is based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 book of the same name.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Adventures In Odyssey!

Adventures in Odyssey is a series of radio programs that are fun, wholesome, and Christian based that have been produced since 1987 to the present. Mr. Whittaker and his friends have various adventures in and around his shop named Whit's End, which is an ice cream shop and adventure emporium. Every episode teaches a bibilical moral like honesty, courage, gratitude, etc. The series reminds me of the Veggie Tales shows, and has a similar, uplifting goal. I highly recommend these wonderful programs for kids and adults!

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown is an absolutely delightful book about Roz the robot and her adventures after she has returned to the world of humans. She has been found on her island where she has lived happily with her adopted son Brightbill and her other animals friends. To keep he beloved island from being ransacked by the aggressive robots who will keep returning for her no matter how manys she fights off, she's returned to the world of humans, and has been given a job on a farm. The humans she works for are fair and kind, but she hasn't forgotten her island home or the friends she's left there. When the children who live on the farm find out that she has independent thought and misses her island home, they want to help. But will they be able to? And more importantly, can Roz even get back home without being captured again? Read this wonderful story, and find out!The Wild Robot Escapes was published in 2017.

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
is a delightful book aimed at children, but which can still be enjoyed just as much by adults. When a cargo ship sinks, a crate carrying a robot washes up on an island uninhabited by humans. Rozum Unit 7134 is activated by a family of otters who accidentally push a button on the back of her head. Roz, as she requests to be called, is programmed to learn languages, help others, and survive. As she does all these things, without any interaction with humans, she begins to become more and more self aware. She makes friend with animals, and when her explorations of a cliffside lead her to accidentally cause a rockfall that kills a family of geese, leaving one unhatch egg as the sole survivor, she adopts the egg. But what happens when her makers send a pack of robots to the island to find out what happened to the cargo ship, and all their lost robots? Read the book and find out! The Wild Robot was first published in 2016.