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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.

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11 responses to “Fan Fiction Written By Caleb: Poppleton’s New House”

  1. […] of you may have read his last story, Poppleton’s New House. Caleb is now coming back to us with another fan fiction, this time about the Disney Pixar movie, […]

  2. NoAOneMentionedIt Avatar

    I love it Caleb! Hope you can write another one soon 😀

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Caleb says: Thanks! bye.

  3. elijah Avatar

    awesome caleb nice story!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Caleb says: thanks!

  4. Patty Avatar

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

    Love Grandma

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Caleb says: Thanks! I’m glad you like it.

      I love you so much, Grandma!

  5. Jonah Avatar

    Awwwe, that’s so cute! Wonderful artist as well ☺️

    1. Annabelle Avatar

      Caleb says: Thanks! It’s so cool to have someone read my book.

  6. Meredith Avatar

    Good Job Caleb!
    Keep writing, this is awesome!

    1. Annabelle Avatar

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