Stories by Character
Ben Thompson

The adventures of Ben Thompson are often at the center of the Junkyard Tales stories. A clever and world-savvy cat, he is friend to all in the Junkyard. He is always ready to share an adventure or pull together friends for some community fun.

Find Ben in all the Junkyard Tales stories.

Because We Take Care of Each Other

Because We Take Care of Each Other


Superheroes

Superheroes


Star Gazing

Star Gazing


A Time for Play

A Time for Play


Midwinter Thaw

Midwinter Thaw


Little Moone's New Home

Little Moone's New Home


Real Magician

Real Magician


The Spring Festival

The Spring Festival


Mitzie Niegel

Mitzie Niegel


How She Does It

How She Does It


The Winter Robins

The Winter Robins


Sally

Sally


A Visit from Cowboy

A Visit from Cowboy


The Flowers

The Flowers


The Old Tree and the New Friend

The Old Tree and the New Friend


New Friends

New Friends


The Back Up Plan

The Back Up Plan


The Other Teams

The Other Teams


Mudball

Mudball


Mud Boat Races

Mud Boat Races


The Star Formation

The Star Formation


Now That's a Camp!

Now That's a Camp!


The Ring Game

The Ring Game


The Busy Rabbit's Trick

The Busy Rabbit's Trick


Part Three: A Pleasant Surprise

Part Three: A Pleasant Surprise


Part Three: Halloween Surprise

Part Three: Halloween Surprise


Ben's Big Surprise

Ben's Big Surprise


Harriet the Hawk

Harriet the Hawk


Snow Possums

Snow Possums


Sergeant's Rounds

Sergeant's Rounds


Frogs and Toad

Frogs and Toad


Spring Break

Spring Break


What We Have and What We Need

What We Have and What We Need


The Junkyard Clean Up

The Junkyard Clean Up


In the Stillness

In the Stillness


Even Moles Need a Hand

Even Moles Need a Hand


A Quiet Festival

A Quiet Festival


Cat and Skunk Tricks

Cat and Skunk Tricks


Kind Favors

Kind Favors


Time with the Grandkits'

Time with the Grandkits'


So Many Apples

So Many Apples


In Need of a Bath

In Need of a Bath


Angus the Camel

Angus the Camel


Let's Get to Work

Let's Get to Work


Big and Small Alike

Big and Small Alike


The Sleepless Cat

The Sleepless Cat


The Excavator

The Excavator


Slow, Steady, and Invisible

Slow, Steady, and Invisible


Home

Home


False Alarm

False Alarm


I'm Sorry

I'm Sorry


The Gift of Inventor Mouse

The Gift of Inventor Mouse


First Snow

First Snow


Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night


The Visitors

The Visitors


Traditions

Traditions


Junkyard Valentine's Day

Junkyard Valentine's Day


On Leave

On Leave


December Twenty Five: Merry Christmas Warden!

December Twenty Five: Merry Christmas Warden!


December Twenty Three: Mike Steps In

December Twenty Three: Mike Steps In


December Twenty One: Melody Crow Sings a Sad Song

December Twenty One: Melody Crow Sings a Sad Song


December Fourteen: Cat's Night Out

December Fourteen: Cat's Night Out


December Thirteen: Cowboy and Company

December Thirteen: Cowboy and Company


December Twelve: Hootie's Return

December Twelve: Hootie's Return


December Three: Ben Has a Plan

December Three: Ben Has a Plan


December One: Sergeant Calls a Meeting

December One: Sergeant Calls a Meeting


The Forgetful Turkey

The Forgetful Turkey


The Geese

The Geese


The Wizard's Words

The Wizard's Words


Zippy and the Worry Charm

Zippy and the Worry Charm


Part Three: Practice and Play

Part Three: Practice and Play


Curiosity and the Cat

Curiosity and the Cat


Everyone is Afraid of Something

Everyone is Afraid of Something


The China Cabinet

The China Cabinet


The Cool House

The Cool House


The Open World

The Open World


Connections

Connections


Beaver Days

Beaver Days


Introduction Part One: The Cat's New Home

Introduction Part One: The Cat's New Home


The Junkyard Feast: A Story of Thanksgiving

The Junkyard Feast: A Story of Thanksgiving


Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters


The Lost and Lonely Owl

The Lost and Lonely Owl


The Pie Festival

The Pie Festival


Spiro's Secret

Spiro's Secret


Fredland the Moose

Fredland the Moose


Introduction Part Two: The Rowlands

Introduction Part Two: The Rowlands


Introduction Part Three: Mr. Flinch

Introduction Part Three: Mr. Flinch


Introduction Part Four: The House of Chairs

Introduction Part Four: The House of Chairs


Ben's New Home

Ben's New Home


Mr. Flinch's Birthday

Mr. Flinch's Birthday


Mr. Blinch

Mr. Blinch


Flower Petals

Flower Petals


Buster: A Story about Bullying

Buster: A Story about Bullying


The Turtle Shell

The Turtle Shell


Harriet Hawk and the Big News

Harriet Hawk and the Big News


Strawberries

Strawberries


The Birds that Didn't Listen

The Birds that Didn't Listen


A Dip in the Pond

A Dip in the Pond


Moving Mouse

Moving Mouse


The Diamond

The Diamond


Courage

Courage


The Train

The Train


The Guardian of the Junkyard

The Guardian of the Junkyard


Zippy and the All Clear Common

Zippy and the All Clear Common


Part One: The Puppy

Part One: The Puppy


Part Two: The Three Little Kittens and the Big Bad Skunk

Part Two: The Three Little Kittens and the Big Bad Skunk


Part One: Cat-Loweeen

Part One: Cat-Loweeen


Part Two: What To Do?

Part Two: What To Do?


Sparkle Car #6: Expeditions and Discoveries

Sparkle Car #6: Expeditions and Discoveries


Sparkle Car #2: Coming Home

Sparkle Car #2: Coming Home


Newberry

Newberry


Sparkle Car #11: Out and About

Sparkle Car #11: Out and About


Sparkle Car #4: Over the Meadow and Through the Woods

Sparkle Car #4: Over the Meadow and Through the Woods


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