Friday, December 4, 2015

The Legend of Buckbeak

Our family LOVES the Harry Potter books!  Taylor and Parker read them a few years ago and got me started on them.  Then recently, Xander, Lexi and Conner have started reading them, and I am rereading them.  I get them on CD and listen as I drive.  (Unbelievably fantastic narrator, by the way!)  As we've been reading, we have also been watching the movies.  We have watched the first three so far.  These earlier movies are lighter and more kid-friendly than the ones to come, and we have let Sophi watch them with us.  She is a bit nervous about watching them, so she sits in my lap and I cover her eyes if there are scary parts.

Everyone has their favorite characters (ask Lex about her crush on Ron Weasley;), and somehow, Sophi has become utterly enamored with Buckbeak the hippogriff.  When they play act Harry Potter stories, she always tells Ron and Harry to "say hi to big Buckbeak!"  I'm not sure exactly why this mythical creature has so captured her fancy, but she is very much in love with him.

This morning, Christi walked in on Sophi in her bedroom.  Soph had a composition notebook in her feet and was reading:  "The Legend of Buckbeak."  This is a book that Sophi has written.  Or maybe is still writing (it is a bit short).  She had asked Christi to print out a picture of Buckbeak a day or two earlier and glued it in here herself:

For those of you who can't read Sophisian, let me translate:
It is nice.
It is fast.

And there you have the legend of Buckbeak.  We have reached out to J. K. Rowling for a licensing deal.  No word yet.

Love this girl!



  1. Awesome story, Sophi! I can't wait for the next chapter.

  2. Sophi, you are such a smart girl. I expect that you will write many wonderful things during your lifetime. You continue to inspire me!

  3. Sophi you are so awesome, wonderful, cute, sweet, smart, and on and on!!!! Love you, girl!

  4. Have Sophi look up this year's recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation's USA awards for this year. Lani Dickensen is the dance recipient -- she was born in China as a special-needs baby and has one typical arm and one not so typical. She is an amazing dancer........