"The Wind in the Islands," an Animated Audio Book for River Rats...

By: Scott Ouderkirk

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019

Editor's Note:  In March we announced the launch of St. Lawrence County artist, Scott Ouderkirk's new project: an animated audio book version of The Wind in the Islands... Performed by Scott's daughter, Meredeth, and featuring Scott's animated drawings, these YouTube videos will make perfect bedtime reading for young and old River Rats...  

Scott writes, "This has been a long time coming and I'm so excited!!

It stared on March 16th 2019, with Chapter One and then every two weeks since, Scott has posted a new chapter on his Facebook page , on YouTube and on our own Thousand islands Life Facebook page.  

On July 16, we will post chapter 8 and  -  mid-way mark - and then we will continue posting them until all sixteen chapters are complete. Please Like, Share and Subscribe so you catch each new chapter."

Hit the Video Symbol yourself, or let your wee one do it for you - either way you will enjoy every single minute.


The Trailer...

.Drawings by Scott Ouderkirk with voice over by Meredith Ouderkirk: 1:22 Minutes 

Chapter One of The Wind and the Islands

The Wind in the Islands, by Scott Ouderkirk, is an adaptation of the Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame for the Thousand Islands area of the St Lawrence River.

Drawings by Scott Ouderkirk with voice over by Meredith Ouderkirk:19:08 Minutes 

Chapter Two of The Wind in the Islands

In which the Water Rat and the Mole receive an exciting invitation...

Drawings by Scott Ouderkirk with voice over by Meredith Ouderkirk:7.10 Minutes

Chapter Three of The Wind in the Islands

Called "Domesticated" when the Water Rat and the Mole meet some real bird-brains.

Drawings by Scott Ouderkirk with voice over by Meredith Ouderkirk:2:49 Minutes 

Chapter Four of The Wind in the Islands

In which the boys tour the islands, and hear about the future...

Drawings by Scott Ouderkirk with voice over by Meredith Ouderkirk:12:02 Minutes 

Chapter Five of The Wind in the Islands

In which the mole devised a scheme to see more of the beloved St Lawrence River.

Drawings by Scott Ouderkirk with voice over by Meredith Ouderkirk:11:26 Minutes

Chapter Six of The Wind in the Islands

In which the Mole and the Water Rat demand justice!

Drawings by Scott Ouderkirk with voice over by Meredith Ouderkirk: 6:35 Minutes 

Chapter Seven of The Wind in the Islands

It's a good day for watching The Wind in the Islands chapter 7, in which the Mole and Water Rat meet some busy new friends.

Drawings by Scott Ouderkirk with voice over by Meredith Ouderkirk:6:26 Minutes 

Chapter 8 will be posted on July 16, 2019 and added to this article.

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Posted in: Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019, Places, Photos, Sports, Videos, Artists



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