Fan Fiction Written By Caleb: Poppleton’s New House

My youngest brother, Caleb, is also an aspiring author. At only age five (though he’ll soon be six), he is already writing stories of his own. Today, I will share some fiction by Caleb.

One of his favorite picture books to read is the Poppleton series by Cynthia Rylant. Without any prompting, he decided to sit down and write his own Poppleton story. When he finished, he requested that I publish it on my blog.

So here is some fiction written by Caleb! I hope you all enjoy it! Please leave comments for Caleb, as I’m sure he would love to get some encouragement from others. 🙂

Poppleton’s New House

Written and Illustrated by Caleb Batie

Fiction by Caleb - Poppleton picture

One day Poppleton went to a motel. He loved it so much. He wanted to stay there forever. But he couldn’t because he didn’t have a house and he needed to have a house.

So a couple days later he got a house. It was winter. He had a lot of snow. It was nice. He loved it so much. It was the happiest day of all.


Here is the original, handwritten manuscript that Caleb wrote. He wrote the first half on a chalkboard, then, when he ran out of room he wrote the second half on paper.

11 thoughts on “Fan Fiction Written By Caleb: Poppleton’s New House

  1. Patty says:

    You are both amazing! I love reading what you write and look forward to the next posting of Pen and Ink.

    Love Grandma

    • Annabelle says:

      Caleb says: Hi Meredith! Thanks for reading my story. I’ve never had someone read a book that I published. Bye

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