The Magic School Bus

Julie Marks

Los Angeles, United States

Artist's Description

I thought I could photograph an everyday scene of children
returning from school on a beautiful Los Angeles day enhanced
by pristine white clouds. These two school buses are exiting
an off ramp of the freeway on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.
I did see a creature in the sky that
looked like he was holding a case or envelope, but decided to
not let me imagination drift into another otherworldy story.
That is when I remembered the stories of the Magic School Bus
that are very popular books for school age children.
Interesting things always happen on Ms Frizzles trips with her
class. One story is about Ms Frizzle’s class that is going on the
most boring trip to the waterworks. At least that is what their
teacher has planned until her class discovers how interesting
things always happen on Ms Frizzle’s trip. After going through
a tunnel,all the kids find themselves in scuba diving outfits.
Then on the top of a bridge the bus rises up in the air and
into a cloud. Once in the cloud, the class finds that water
droplets are growing, and they are shrinking. Then the class
rains and lands in the water purification system. Eventually
it takes them back to Walkerville Elementary, where they come
out of the faucet in the girls’ bathroom.
Later they see the bus outside and wonder how it returned
from the cloud. The stories have been developed as creative
computer software that are amusing and informative. Maybe
next time I will be able to upload a photograph without
entering other worlds. On the other hand, I love to write
imaginative and wacky stories and recommend children’s
books that I have collected over the years and have an
extensive collection of my favorite fairy tales and amusing
and wonderful children’s books that I cherish.
I have many books to share and pair with my photographs.
Imaginative literature for children has some of the best
illustrators and writers that create extraordinary art and stories.
Please view in large format to appreciate the imagery,
especially the beautiful cloud formations.

Artwork Comments

  • CanDuCreations
  • Carol Berliner
  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
  • Mechellerene
  • Julie Marks
  • drjones
  • John Segon-Fisher,  RPA
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