The New Adventures of Matt and Mandy


family around table(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Maryn Roos

Their parents have been acting strange, but Matt and Mandy haven’t been able to find out what’s going on. Now, Mom and Dad have called them into the kitchen for a family meeting …

We know you’ve been wondering what’s going on.

We’re sorry we couldn’t talk to you about this sooner. But we didn’t want to worry you …

But we ARE worried!

I’m sorry, but we had to wait until everything was settled. Now it is, and we can give you the exciting news.

How would you like to move into a new house?

What? Would we have room in the backyard for a horse?

Would we have a bigger driveway to play basketball in?

It would be in another city.

HUH?

We know this is a big shock. That’s why we didn’t tell you until we were sure about everything.

Dad’s company is closing its office in our town. They want to transfer him to another town. That way he can keep his job, which is a great blessing.

What about my friends? How will I ever find new ones?

I’ll have to go to a new school. Everything will be so different!

(To be continued.)