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The iceberg is Athropolis - the home of the Throps
and the Squallhoots - and it is melting FAST!

ICEBERG: The Story of the Throps and the Squallhoots
Story and Songs by L.W.Collingwood


The story is
available in
these different formats
 B - TEXT ONLY Version
 A - ILLUSTRATED Version
 1 - The Shipwreck  A  B
 2 - Here Upon Athropolis  A  B
 3 - Council Day  A  B
 4 - Caverns & Squallhoots  A  B
 5 - The Ice Castle  A  B
 6 - The Big Fight The GAME  A  B
 7 - Deep Beneath the Ice  A  B
 8 - The Search  A  B
 9 - The Meeting  A  B
 10 - The Work Begins  A  B
 11 - The Colored Sky  A  B
When three children are set adrift in the midst of an Arctic storm, their adventures are only just beginning. Soon they land upon an iceberg.

That iceberg is Athropolis.

The Throps, living in the ice castle on the top of Athropolis, have never trusted the Squallhoots.

The Squallhoots, who inhabit the caves and caverns that run deep in the ice, trust the Throps even less.

But now, Athropolis is threatened.

Torn from the icecap, where it had remained undisturbed since the Ice Age, it is drifting south...

and starting to melt...


HOW THE STORY IS STRUCTURED...
"Pop-up"
GLOSSARY
on related
topics


A link to
PICTURES
throughout
the story

A link to
INSTANT PLAY
songs in
the story


"Pop-up"
definitions
- words unique
to Athropolis

"Pop-up"
DICTIONARY
- double click
words in story

The Athropolis story (an adaptation of the screenplay) is available in both an enhanced ON SCREEN version - as well as a TEXT ONLY version.

The story has been divided into 11 CHAPTERS of equal length (more or less) and each chapter represents a short or "daily" story with a READING ALOUD TIME of about 15 minutes each (IF you don't mess around with the pop-up boxes and sound links). Each chapter has a pop-up box with a brief REMINDER of what happened in the previous chapter.

COMING SOON
Story versions for:
BEGINNING
READERS
and
YOUNG
READERS
A. "ON SCREEN" VERSION:
Throughout the illustrated story there are links and "pop-up" boxes for PICTURES, SONGS, related GLOSSARY items, and the ATHROPOLIS DICTIONARY (for words and phrases that may be unique to the story).

POP-UP DICTIONARY: If there is a word you don't know the meaning of, just "DOUBLE-CLICK" on any unlinked word in the story and a new window will open with the definition from Merriam-Webster's Student Electronic Dictionary at Word Central.

TIP: You can adjust your browser window for a comfortable paragraph reading width.

B. "TEXT ONLY" VERSION:
As an alternative to reading the story directly from the screen - the text may be PRINTED from the TEXT ONLY section (without color, illustrations or links) of the STORY MENU above, or from a link on each main story page. This has several advantages:

  • It allows the story to be easily read in segments - without the need to be in front of a computer (eleven bedtime stories?).
  • It can be read to young children while they follow the illustrated version or pictures on the computer.
  • It can be printed quickly and easily - just print the screen and select "ALL" in your print options. Any one-color printer should be sufficient.
  • The chapter segments do not represent large files, and no "downloading" or special plug-ins or programs are required.

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