Jake's Great New Year's Day Adventure
Jake is a young Australian boy living in a coastal town who has just returned home after visiting relatives in Norway. While suffering the effects of jet-lag, he is placed in a trance by a local aboriginal tribal elder and sent on a virtual-reality journey back to the Dreamtime, an era that Christians call the Creation, where he observes the behaviour and misbehaviour of the Spirit animals. More
This story is a sequel to Jake's Crazy Christmas Adventure. Jake is a young Australian boy with a mind for adventure. It is the day after returning home from a Christmas visit with his mother to relatives in northern Norway, where he was secretly taken in a reindeer sleigh to the North Pole by an elf to meet personally with Santa Claus. Despite suffering a bad case of jet-lag, Jake goes to the house of his best mate, Cooper, and tells him of his adventures in Norway. Together, they go looking for their two aboriginal friends, Ken and Ben, at the home of Grandpa Lionel, a local tribal elder, so that Jake can tell them, as well. Ken and Ben are impressed by his adventure, but Grandpa Lionel, a traditional old man, scoffs at all of Jake's travels, and, seeing his jet-lagged fatigue, offers to send the boy on a special virtual-reality adventure to the Dreamtime, to a time that Christians call the Creation. When Jake agrees, and watched by the other boys, Grandpa Lionel places him in a trance to send him on this mind-journey to the Dreamtime, where Jake observes the animals, who are unaware of his presence, as they enact some of the traditional stories and legends that Grandpa Lionel has told him and his friends. In doing so, Jake learns life lessons from their kindness, mistakes and bad behaviour, before being returning from the trance to the real world.
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