Chris Van Allsburg, USA (1949-) Characters: Randall Ethan Hope (Captain of the Ship) Mr. Howard (the first mate) Other characters are Musicians, Storytellers, Dancers, Sailors, Avid ( greedy ) Readers etc. This story is actually a logbook. The journey started on May 8 and ended July 12 (2 Months 4 Days) . The voyage started on 8 th May. On 6 th June, they reached an island which was not mentioned in the map. Everything was strange and the plants were without fruits and there was unpleasant odor. They found a two feet long, gray stone with glowing surface. The crew took the stone to the ship. They forgot reading, singing, dancing, storytelling and music playing. They gathered around the stone (TV). On 15 th June, a great storm approached the ship and nearly sank her. (The crew didn't help the captain because they were spellbound by televising. Unfortunately one night all the crew turne
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