Wan Hu is in
©Henry Simons (aged 8 years)
Wan Hu lived in a small
village near Beijing. For all his life he wanted to go and see the
heavens in the stars. One morning Wan Hu went to see his friend the
gardener. His friend the gardener had an idea. He said,
“You could climb the mountain because our mountains are very high.” The
next day Wan Hu went to climb the mountain but he was nowhere near the
stars and went back to the village. The next morning Wan Hu went to his
friend the gardener with one shoe on his foot.
“Why are you wearing one shoe?” said the gardener.
“I was too busy thinking about the stars,” said Wan Hu.
“Well maybe you could tie some geese and cranes to yourself,” said the
gardener. That afternoon Wan Hu tied the geese and cranes to his hands,
but the geese flew east and the cranes flew west. That night when Wan Hu
was walking home he saw the fireworks lighting up the sky and that gave
him an idea. The next morning Wan Hu went to the rocket makers and
bought 47 rockets. When he was walking to the launching spot people said
he was insane. Wan Hu looked up at the stars and now he is on his way to
join his dreams
Wan Hu is in
©Nathi Wilkinson (aged 8 years)
Wan Hu was a man who was a dreamer. He dreamed of travelling to the
stars and wanted to discover how they hung in the sky.
His friend the gardener had a great idea to climb on eof the highest
mountains, but it did not work.
Wan Hu tried harnessing birds that fly high in the sky. But the cranes
went eat and the geese went west. He could not fly anywhere.
He bought 47 big red and orange rockets from the rocket makers for 47
dollars. After he bought the 47 rockets he set them on fire and went so
high that he got covered in smoke on his bamboo chair.
Wan Hu made it, and God helped him in things he needed like writing pens
for his poems and he became rich and famous because people could read
his wonderful poems. He returned to earth and arrived safely and told
his friends the answer, how the stars are pinned to the heavens.
Wan Hu is in
©Vinay (aged 8 years)
Once upon a time in a village near Beijing lived Wan Hu.
Wan Hu was a silly dreamer who dreamed of travelling to the stars. One
day when Wan Hu was talking to the gardener about his desire to know how
the stars were pinned to the heavens. So the gardener suggested climbing
one of the mountains. Wan Hu tried this idea but the mountains were too
small. So the gardener suggested tying geese and cranes to himself so
they would fly to the heavens. He tried this but it did not work. One
day when he was watching the fireworks at the queen’s birthday party a
thought occurred to him. The next day Wan Hu bought 47 rockets and
blasted off into outer space. He went approximately 2.8 kilometres
before the chair turned around and headed back to earth but he
accidentally landed in Australia. As he was walking through the jungle
he met an Aboriginal tribe who told him why the stars were pinned to the
heavens. He then took a boat and returned home to his village and re
told the villagers of his adventure to Australia. He also told the
villagers how he had learned how the stars were pinned to the heavens.
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