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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!

Evan was good at fishing. One evening, he saw a poster on his way home.

Between 15th July 2018 and 17th July 2018

Evan wanted to compete every year, but he was too young.

Hurrah! This year, he was old enough.

Early next morning, he packed up and rowed his boat to his secret fishing spot. He hooked the bait and cast his line into deep water.

Something underneath jerked violently. The rod bent like a bow but he held on. However, he was dragged into the sea by the strong pull. He fainted and sunk slowly to the seabed.

When he came to his senses again, to his surprise, he could breathe in water.

Evan was scared, but calm enough to start exploring.

He spotted something shining afar. As he moved near, he saw a beautiful underwater city.

Sea animals in different colours and forms were swimming around.

He went inside a sparkly castle and saw a heap of pearls and diamonds. He decided to take some.

Then he heard a “Thump! Thump!” sound.

Quickly, he snatched the loot and surfaced. He climbed into his boat, rowed ashore and went home with his treasure.

The next day, Evan revisited the place. As he was scooping up treasure, the thumping sound came again.

Alarmed, he quickly returned to his boat and went home.

On the third day, he went there again. He saw a golden clam singing a sweet song and the song put him into sleep.

The “thump” sounded again but Evan couldn't hear it, as he was asleep.

When he woke up, he saw a huge octopus called Oto.

“Catcha! I've been watching for three days. Now I have you!”

Oto grabbed him with his over-size tentacles and put him into a jar, “I'll lock you up for a week in this jar.”

Oto was about to leave when Evan shouted, “But, but… the Big Fish Contest ends tomorrow!”

Then Oto said, “Since you stole my treasure, I will take away yours - your chance to win.”

Evan deeply regretted what he had done,

“I am really sorry. I do not want to sit in a jar all day. Let me help with the chores instead.”

Oto agreed.

Evan helped with the chores, made some new friends and learnt a lot about sea creatures.

He even had singing lessons with the clam.

Evan gained the respect of the sea animals and vowed not to fish again.

After a week, he was released.

Now Evan still goes to the secret spot regularly. Every now and then, he has lunch with Oto.

They talk about gardening and sometimes attend the clam's concert.

Occasionally, Evan comes across a “Big Fish Contest” poster. He stares at it for a while, grins and moves on.

Fishing was his favourite hobby. Now, he knows something even better - his friendship with sea creatures.

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