T is for Tibby

Today we’re at “T”.

So today’s hero’s journey is for Tibby, a character from the movie (which is also a book) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. It’s all about four girls who have very different personalities yet have remained friends since they were born.


You can read about Tibby’s hero’s journey here.


S is for Sandry

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Today’s hero’s journey is for Lady Sandrilene fa Toren, or just Sandry.

Sandry is a character in Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic books. She is what’s called a “stitch witch” because she can control fabric and its raw elements. Sandry goes on a lot of adventures with her three friends Daja, Tris, and Briar.

The hero’s journey is from Sandry’s Book. It’s the first book in the Circle of Magic quartet.


You can read about her hero’s journey here.

C is for Coraline

journeycoraline.jpgI’m chipping in with today’s hero’s journey. Coraline is a book written by my favourite author, Neil Gaiman. It is a story of discovering the strength inside you and valuing your family.

Coraline begins her story after moving into a new apartment with her parents. She is frequently bored living with her parents who are always distracted… Read more.

Alice in Wonderland

hole.jpgHana from Barnard sent in this Hero’s Journey suggestion. You can send yours in by filling in this form.

Alice in Wonderland

The Mundane World

Alice begins her story at a picnic with her older sister reading her a story with no pictures or conversations.

The Call To Adventure

A white rabbit grabs Alice’s attention as it runs past checking its pocket watch. It says, `Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!’ and then runs down a large rabbit hole.

Crossing The Threshold

The rabbit hole starts off sideways, but suddenly goes down so that Alice falls. She falls very slowly for a very long time and ends up in a room of locked doors. She finds a small key and a small door behind a curtain and enters the magical world.

The Path of Trials

Alice meets many wondrous people and creatures on her path of trials. She shrinks and grows, attends a tea party, converses with a disappearing cat, and walks through a garden of talking flowers.

Master of Two Worlds

Alice returns to the real world as if from a dream. She remembers her Wonderland and how brave she was. Her confidence has grown so she has conquered the Wonderland and returned as the Master of Two Worlds.

Harry Potter

Preston from Barnard submitted the hero’s journey for Harry Potter and it is online now.  I have quite a few more and will be getting them up over the next few weeks.  If you have any heroes you’d like to see, let me know in the comments.


I got a whole bunch of submissions from Barnard Elementary on Friday. What a great surprise. Thanks a lot guys. I’m going to be posting some here and some on the main Hero Workshop website. The first thing I did was combine the work of Becky, Erik, and Mika on Eragon. Eragon was one of the most popular new books to come out in the last few years and with good reason. The hero’s journey is very prominent in that story. You three did a very good job of identifying the steps of the journey and especially seeing what changes Eragon went through on his journey. Well done. So, for everyone else, you can read Eragon’s journey here and forever, on the website.


The Mundane World

Eragon is a poor 15 year old boy. He lives on a small farm in the Palancar Valley with his cousin, Roran, and his Uncle Garrow.

The Call To Adventure

Eragon’s life takes a change when he finds a strange object while out hunting one day on the Spine. What he first thinks to be a sapphire-coloured stone, turns out to be a dragon egg. The egg soon hatches and from it emerges Saphira. He finds out that he is a Dragon Rider.

Crossing The Threshold

When Eragon’s uncle is killed by the Ra’zac he is forced to flee from the Mundane World. He leaves his village with Brom, his new mentor.

The Path of Trials

On the Path of Trials, Brom teaches Eragon many skills including sword fighting and magic. Eragon also meets friends, including Murtagh and Arya, an elf. They head to meet with the Varden where they will join forces to battle with his foes, a Shade named Druza, and the king, Galbatorix.

Master of Two Worlds

Eragon finishes the story a hero to many people. He represents the hope of the people suffering under a mean king because of his bravery. His journey made him a better, wiser and stronger person. He has learned that trust is more important than someone’s past or future. He has learned that standing tall is important.

Submitted by: Becky, Eric, and Mika from Barnard Elementary

Barnard Elementary

blog1.jpgI presented at Barnard Elementary today and thoroughly enjoyed it. The students were a lot of fun – especially Bertha. I’ll be posting some pictures tomorrow hopefully, so stay tuned. We talked about Bud, Not Buddy, so I hope to put Bud’s hero’s journey up on the website soon. Jacob already submitted a new hero; Chris Chelios from the Red Wings. Who else thinks he’s a hero?

Tintin’s Author’s 100th Birthday

The author of Tintin, Hergé, was born 100 years ago today. With three movies coming up, now is a great time for you to catch up with Tintin’s adventures.


Origin: Created by Hergé
Heroic Values: Caring, Courage, Integrity, Perseverance, Selflessness, Tolerance


Tintin, the boy reporter, was created by Georges Remi (Hergé) in 1929 for a Belgian newspaper. His first adventures were part of a comic strip, but the popularity of the strip soon led to Hergé creating longer stories in book form.

Tintin’s job as a reporter led him into many dangerous situations in many dangerous locations. He travelled the world with his dog, Snowy, always ready to help those in need and deter those who needed to be.

He was characterized by his willingness to sacrifice himself for the greater good, his dogged persistence in ensuring wrongs were righted, and his unfailing courage.

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