Reverend Thomas's False Teeth
Retold By: Gayle Gillerlain
Page and Story Designed By: Christie Matthews
Reverend Thomas's False Teeth is a family story about a little girl
named Gracie, several members of her family, and Reverend Thomas. The
story takes place on a Sunday afternoon as Gracie's mother cooks
dinner. Reverend Thomas comes over to eat with Gracie and her family
every Sunday, and he just loves the fried chicken that Gracie's mother
Just as everyone is about to sit down at the table to have
dinner, Gracie's brother Will bursts in to announce that Reverend
Thomas has lost his false teeth in the river! Everyone in the family
rushes out to try to help recover the teeth, but they are way down deep
in the river.
Gracie has an idea about how to get the false teeth,
but nobody will listen to her. Gracie's father, brother, and some of
the neighrborhood boys try to fish the teeth out of the river, but no
one is able to find them. Gracie is persistent about her idea, but
still, no one will let her speak up. If no one can get Reverend
Thomas's false teeth out of the river, then he wont be able to enjoy
the mouth watering fried chicken that Gracie's mother cooked for
dinner. What will happen?!
Questions: Why do you think
that no one will listen to Gracie? What would you do to make a grown-up
listen to you if you had an idea?