Breakfast Serials

The pun isn’t my fault. I’m just the messenger.

While wading through the UT football mania that was Sunday’s Statesman, I saw a small ad for something called Breakfast Serials. The idea is to publish part of a story each week with an illustration and to have people read along with it and perhaps discuss the story. As a parent of a child who’s just started reading, the idea is intriguing. They’re burying it in the Classifieds starting Wednesday, January 18th. The first story to be included in the Statesman is called Secret School. Here’s the synopsis:

It is the 1920s in rural Colorado. When the regular teacher of the valley’s one-room schoolhouse must leave, bringing an early school closing, the children decide to take over, secretly. But there are many problems to surmount: trouble-making Herbert Bixler, a suspicious school board and the fact that the new teacher, Ida Bidson is not only one of the students, but only 14 years old!

I’m not sure how well a nineteenth-century-style story will go over, but I’m willing to give it a shot.

2 Comments so far

  1. M Sinclair Stevens (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 2:32 pm

    Twentieth century.

  2. ttrentham (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 2:42 pm

    Actually, I wasn’t referring to the time period of the story itself. I was referring to the idea of publishing serial stories, which originated in the nineteeth century.

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