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Frank and Adam's Journey Bosco Chow

Frank and Adam's Journey
Imagine. Create. Share.
Since 2008, the Kids4Kids My Story Creation annual story writing and illustration competition has provided primary students across Hong Kong with a creative platform that enables the budding writers and artists to imagine, create and share their stories.
This story was written and illustrated by kid(s) who participated in the Kids4Kids annual 'My Story Creation competition'. We hope to celebrate all the kids who used their creativity and imagination to create a story by giving them an opportunity to custom print their story, and be able to share and inspire other kids to create their own story.
Proceeds from the sale of this custom print story will help fund the Literacy Development Programmes at Kids4Kids to provide creative learning opportunities to low resourced communities in Hong Kong. By buying a Kids4Kids custom print story, you are not only applauding the future artists & authors of Hong Kong but you are also making a difference in a child’s life!
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自二零零八年起,童協基金會每年均舉辦「我的故事創作」比賽,藉此為全港小學生提供發揮創意的平台,並讓這些正在萌芽的小畫家和小作家分享他們創作的故事。
這本故事集是「我的故事創作」比賽的參賽作品,我們希望透過印製故事集來嘉許及分享創作者的努力成果,並藉此鼓勵更多兒童進行故事創作。
這本故事集的銷售收益將用於資助童協基金會的讀寫發展項目,為在資源匱乏環境下學習的學童提供支援。你的慷慨支持不僅鼓勵香港未來的畫家和作家,也為有需要的學童帶來希望!

Mum was happily making her rich and savoury chicken soup for Frank and Adam. Meanwhile, the two best friends were watching a TV show until … “Breaking news! According to the Chief Detective, a mystery chest is said to be hidden somewhere in the Tempest Forest,” the reporter announced.

Suddenly, a sly look came upon Frank's face.
“Adam, do you want to go find that mystery chest?” asked Frank.
“Seriously? I bet that's just another rumour,” said Adam.
“Please Adam?” pleaded Frank. Frank put on his best puppy dog eyes.
“Oh fine,” said Adam reluctantly.

Mum overheard Frank and Adam's conversation.
“You better not go, I don't want you guys getting hurt,” asserted Mum while sipping on her soup. Frank and Adam looked at each other.
“Ok, but can we go camping? We'll have each other.”
They kept begging her until they made a deal.

“Since you guys really want to go, I'll let you go camping, BUT only for one week,” sighed Mum.
“Yes!” the boys cheered. So a few days later, Frank and Adam prepared their sleeping bags and tents, and set off on their journey.

When they reached the forest, there were only trees and greenery as far as the eye could see. They were so lost that it felt like a maze. Every direction they turned looked identical.

They were so clueless about their surroundings it eventually made Adam feel unsure about going on their chest hunt.
Are you sure about this?” asked Adam. “POSITIVE!” exclaimed Frank valiantly as he trudged through the forest.

Frank confidently walked deeper into the dark forest while Adam slowly strolled along as slow as a turtle.
“Come on, we need to find that chest!” screamed Frank.
“Ugh, why did I agree to this,” Adam said, annoyed.

As Frank and Adam went deeper into the forest, they spotted a pack of wolves sprinting towards them.
“Run!” yelled Frank. The boys ran towards a dark cave for cover.

“Ugh, we should have never come here!” screamed Adam in despair. CRASH! rocks toppled and blocked the opening.
“Calm down, we will find a way out,” said Frank who was trying to stay calm.

Adam's face started to boil. He screamed at Frank, “THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT! If it wasn't for you, we would have never been stuck in this old cave.”
“How would I know that we would get locked in here?” cried Frank.

They tried to move the rocks, but they weighed a tonne. “It's no use!” whimpered Adam.

At that exact moment, a group of rangers on patrol, heard the boys screaming for help. One of the rangers dashed out of his truck. Luckily, they had just been clearing the forest machine and heard the boys in the cave.

“Thank you so very much!” cried Adam with tears running down his cheeks. As the rangers drove them home, Frank spotted a twinkling light shining next to one of the trees. Frank and Adam gave each other a knowing look.
“Don't even think about it,” said Adam.

When they arrived home, Frank's Mum was anxious and worried.
“Oh, thank goodness you're home!” she squealed as she hugged Frank. From that day on, they realised that it's better off leaving some things as a mystery.

Written & illustrated by 文•圖

Bosco Chow