Book One, Story Four

Sabrina ‘s story is almost entirely TRUE! She was a cat who turned up outside my barn one day, sitting in the field, staring at me and the barn. She had a leather collar around her neck and I never knew where she came from, just like the story, “Sabrina the Mystery Cat” in Book One, Story Four. It took me six months to touch her and take that collar off her neck. Then eventually, she did sit on my lap and she also curled up inside my coat in the winter. One winter I spent one hour at my barn sitting on a bale of hay with Sabrina curled up and sleeping inside my winter coat. Because she looked so comfortable, I didn’t want to disturb her. I enjoyed that time just as much as she did! My nephew, Ryan, named her “Sabrina”, that is also true. I often wondered where Sabrina went when she was away from my barn, and that is how this story was imagined. Sabrina has even more real secrets that would surprise you, and maybe someday I will tell you more of them! For right now, that is between Sabrina and me!



What Our Readers Say…

Lauren Vowler
2nd Grade Teacher North Side Elementary, Harrisburg, PA
Cynthia came to North Side Elementary for an author’s visit assembly for students at our elementary school. Each classroom had prepared for her visit by reading Adventures at Green Apple Acres. The stories were engaging and fun. Each story taught a life lesson to which students could easily relate. The children were very excited for the presentation and Cynthia didn’t let them down. She was wonderful. She showed the kids pictures of the real animals that the characters in her stories were based on. She talked about the writing process and inspired our young authors to keep up their hard work.