Grade: Elementary

#4165. The Snow Baby Reader's Theatre

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Sat Apr 5 10:13:45 PDT 2008 by Meghan Webb (Meghan Webb).

The Snow Baby

Characters: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Sound Effects, Farmer, Willow, Snowflake

Narrator 1: The Snow Baby By: Robert Newell

Narrator 2: Just below a mountain lived a farmer and his wife. Their crops were green and their goats were fat.

Narrator 3: But still, the farmer and his wife were not happy because they wanted a baby of their own. Without that, life seemed hollow.

Narrator: Late one evening, a full moon hung low over the mountain.

Sound Effects: Awhooooo! (wolf howling noises)

Farmer: Willow my dear, why are you crying.

Sound Effects: (crying noises)

Willow: I want a baby so badly.

Narrator 1: It made the farmer furious to see his wife in such sadness.

Farmer: "Willow", he said, "What do you see out that window?"

Willow: I see a baby and she is on the top of the mountain.

Farmer: That's it I'm going to the mountain. If there is a baby there, I must save it!

Willow: But that is a terrible journey! You could die!

Narrator 2: He embraced Willow and lifted the latch.

Farmer: Expect me tomorrow at dusk.

Narrator 3: Indeed, it was a terrible journey to the top of the mountain.

Narrator 1: Furious winds blew.

Sound Effects: I am the wind, hear me blow! Whooooooooo! (wind noises)

Narrator 2: Snow fell from the sky

Sound Effects: I am the snow, watch me fall from the sky! Whoooo! (wind noises)

Narrator 3: But still the farmer climbed on. He could not fail his wife.

Sound Effects: "Must go on!" "Must go on!" I will never give up. I must go on! (Struggling voice)

Narrator 1: When the farmer got home he held a tiny bundle in his coat that made tiny crying noises.

Sound Effects: Whaa! Whaaa! (baby cry)

Narrator 2: He showed the bundle to Willow and she was delighted.

Willow: Come here my little pea pod. What a dear little girl she is. We will call her Snowflake! I love her so very much!

Sound Effects: Awww! How cute. She's my little pea pod. Yuck!

Narrator 3: Now the farm was aglow with happiness and Snowflake grew and grew into a beautiful young woman.

Snowflake: Mother, why are all of these hopeful fellows showing up at the farm.

Willow: Why, there are here to see you my little pea pod.

Snowflake: Why?

Willow: They want you to be their wife.

Snowflake: What? But I'm too young to get married. I love it here with you and Papa. I do not want to get married and move away!

To Be Continued. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..

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