Two Ladue fifth grade students had their historical family stories chosen for publication in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 11,” which will be released later this month. Fiona Hayreh’s “No Shoes, No Guardian, No Protection” and Julian L. Prakken’s “The Mysterious Man Who Lived in a Pipe” were both winners!
Only 36 of 555 submissions were selected. The stories will be published by the Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration. They will also be available as an eBook, a PDF book and on The Grannie Annie’s website.
Fiona is one of 13 young people who were honored at The Grannie Annie’s Family Stories Festival at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on June 5.
Ladue elementary students have submitted stories to The Grannie Annie 10 of the past 11 years and have regularly had stories accepted for publication. Fiona’s story took place in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in 1893. It tells of two young girls who encounter a menacing surprise on their way home from a morning of berry picking.
The organization invites students from 4th to 8th grade to write about something interesting that they discover about their family history from interviews with relatives.
Fiona and Julian will be honored at The Grannie Annie’s Family Stories Festival at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis on Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.
All of the published stories can be found at www.TheGrannieAnnie.org.