Thursday, 8 June 2017

Syd and the Bad Example

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Syd and the Bad Example (1999) Post 159

Syd and the Bad Example is another of the Olympic Mascot stories about Syd, Millie and Ollie. In this one, Syd is the main character. The complication with these books was in making the mascots' activities relevant to the theme while not referring directly to any athlete. The story begins with Millie calling a Mascot Meeting. Syd is in a hurry, training with the swimmers. Ollie is off to New Zealand and Milllie just wants to get her computer work done. After swimming training, Syd races off to train with the marathon runners, and then hastens off to inspire the long jump people. He is disappointed with his long jump performance and remains after the athletes have gone to practise some more. Millie and Ollie find him slumped in an exhausted sleep (in fact, they fall over him) and the story then deals with the problem of over-training. Mission accomplished!

About the Blog 

Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.

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