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Chapter 2- Storytime

Welcome to Huckleberry Hill!

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Storytime, including home school learning activities, is updated every other Sunday. (Chapter 1 is accessible by clicking on the previous post.) Maxine LOVES to hear from readers, feel free to email her at huckleberryhilladventure@gmail.com. Be healthy, lots of virtual hugs from Huckleberry Hill.

XOXO Maxine (A.K.A. “Molly”)

-The Wild Buck-

Written By Maxine Carlson

Illustrations Drew McSherry

(Chapter 2 sweet roll recipe is found at bottom of this post.)


Home based book club or lesson ideas (Chapter 2).

Have fun and be healthy!

  1. Think of the forest setting. Molly and Fern observe wild honeysuckle.
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    They spot a group of banana slugs.  Click on this link for more science information: National Geographic is a wonderful banana slug resource.                                                                                                                                                       #ilovestories                                            Molly and Fern respond to wild bird calls.

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    Take a ‘virtual walk’ through a forest. Draw a map of your stroll through a forest. Label your picture. Include wildlife, plants and trees.

  2. Research the unique climate of a coastal forest.                                                                                                                                      #ilovestories                                                                                                                                                  Why is fog crucial for this unique habitat? Use this link for more information on Pacific Coastal Environments: Science for a Changing World, The Pacific Coastal Fog Project
  3. Let’s think ahead. In chapter 3 do you think that Molly and Fern will find the Wild Buck? Make a prediction.

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  4. Share your artwork, author questions or a photo of you making a favorite recipe. Feel free to email the author, Maxine Carlson. You can contact Maxine at huckleberry hill: huckleberryhilladventure@gmail.com


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Have fun baking these scrumptious rolls with an adult.

Serves 5

Gather Ingredients:

Frozen (thaw for use) bread dough (if bread dough cannot be found substitute refrigerated pizza dough or biscuit dough)

As desired: small bits of butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, nuts, raisins or dried cranberries


Preheat over in 350 degrees

Line a baking pan with parchment paper

Roll out dough on a floured surface

Dab pea sized pieces of butter on top of dough

Sprinkle the top of dough with spices, sugars, honey and various toppings

Roll into a ‘snake’ (log shape) and cut into pieces one inch sections

Place rolls a few inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet

Cover with parchment or a clean cloth. Keep in a warm area of the house, let rise until doubled in size (if using biscuit dough skip this step).

Once dough has risen, bake for 30-40 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Prepare Frosting:

1 cup powdered (confection) sugar

4 TBS milk

1 tsp. good quality vanilla

Combine frosting. Once rolls are removed from oven, drizzle frosting into warm buns.


Wishing you many enjoyable days of stories.

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