A short story from the Times Before Miss Missy’s School series–tales about Missy and her pack when they were younger. Discover how, and most importantly why, Missy wrote an Epic Novel for children. [Book format in PDF; 85 6″ x 9″ pages]


The Times Before Miss Missy’s School is a collection of short stories from the younger lives of Missy and her pack. By necessity, the stories are limited in scene, and in the number of characters, but each short story has the same structure as Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School. There is a story, suitable for middle grade kids, young adults, and their grownups. Each has either “Missy-ism” or “As Someone Once Said” callouts, and a final short “Epilogue: Old Things & Ways Explained.”

The first collection is Missy’s Epic Novel.

In Miss Missy’s School, “Chapter IXX: Good Advice,” Missy asks John for some advice on teaching–something she’s never done before. She’s a bit anxious. John reminds her of how hard she worked on her Epic Novel a few years before. Miss then sees that writing a children’s Epic Novel, and teaching have a lot in common. That makes her feel better!

But when you read that chapter, did you wonder what her Epic Novel was all about? And why she wrote an Epic Novel in the first place? Missy’s Epic Novel answers those questions, and is a very fun story.

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