For the first time this year, Martin does not want to go to Goose-eye Wilderness School on Thursday — and it is simply because they are going to be working with journals. In conversation with Momma, Martin admits his worry that others will be way ahead of him in reading and writing. What if they make fun of him? But between Momma's advice and a wise short story told by Troy, the apprentice, Martin learns that when it comes to reading and writing, everyone is ready...when they are ready.
Characters in this Story
Jayla is Martin's friend at his weekly Goose Eye Wildnerness Camp. She is in the same "Deer Mice" group as Martin. She comes from the nearby city and is shy but very attentive.
You'll find all of the stories about Jayla in the Martin & Sylvia: Nature School Series!
Martin is the delightful older brother in all of the various Martin & Sylvia Series. Known for his bright ideas, his enterprising spirit and his kind heart, this seven year old boy finds adventure at all turns, and in all seasons.