Things That Go Bump
Volume 2 : Plays for Young AudiencesPaperback - 2010
Things that Go Bump, Volume 2 : Plays for Young Audiences is an anthology of recent Canadian plays for elementary school age audiences. It is a companion volume to fall 2009's Things that Go Bump, Volume 1: Plays for Young Adults. Through humour and great characters, these six plays explore large issues with an entertaining verve.
o Lig & Bittle by Elyne Quan and Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull: The story of Lig, who is big, and Bittle, who is little, as they embark on a funny, wild and adventure-filled journey to a place called Perfeckt Phitt, in hopes that they'll find somewhere to belong.
o The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh by Chris Craddock: All her life, people have told Jamie Cavanaugh to "Slow down!" Jamie knows she is developing Super Speed, but her parents suggest the culprit might actually be ADHD.
o Bluenose by Emil Sher: Three bumbling, colonizing, red-nosed pirates get more than they bargained for when a blue-nosed captive punctures their assumptions and beliefs.
o The Secret Life of the Octopus by Clem Martini: When Leah and Willis are forced to serve their detentions in their school's gloomy science room, they reluctantly meet and then become attached to the mysterious eight-legged occupant of the corner aquarium.
o Under the Big Top by Jan Derbyshire: About to be heads over heels in love, ZooZoo hesitates; why did her happy-go-lucky clown parents divorce, when they were all under the big top and living the happy dream?
o A Giraffe in Paris by Mark Haroun: When the young Prince of Egypt sets out to bring a giraffe to the King of France in Paris, blistering heat, crocodiles, a scheming circus ringleader and growling wolves are just some of the adventures that mark their cross-continental journey.