Jane Austen and Linda Comment on the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers


Jane Austen and Linda Comment on the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers

An artist cannot do anything slovenly and therefore the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers from Maine can do no wrong in my mind – and how quick come the reasons for approving what we like!

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. You can feel this young ladies heart and smile right through the picture.

Respect for right conduct is felt by everybody. The kids as well as the adults were spellbound. Of course they were so spellbound that some had bad hats, which were probably inflicted on them by wizards.

Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction, and excessive solicitude about it often destroys its own aim. But in the case of the wee tiger seated on the floor we will make an exception.

A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer. Yet little things please her like two puppets in a boat called Chucky and Lucy seeking treasure.

A woman, especially, if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. In this case when there are bumbling pirates about Lucy should drop the idea of listening to Chucky.

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn? But what about that huge pink sea monkey that did not come in a packet and not ordered in the mail for $4.99 plus shipping and handling.

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. Or in this case a Helen Keller captain with two hooks for hands and a whole lot of attitude.

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. Especially in the case of hidden pieces of eight. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. Our heroes are surrounded not by spies but Lobster Boy, Crabby and yes, that sea monkey.

One man’s style must not be the rule of another and no one beats Frogtown Mountain Puppets. Even if they do wear vegetable strainers for hats to allow the boat to move around.

One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. In this case the men are witty although their sister takes the show.
My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company. In this case it’s the Frogtown Mountain Puppets.


If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. Nothing like a man and his love for a puppet.

One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s. Thank goodness for the stylings of Frogtown Mountain Puppets.

“Everybody Loves Pirates” is the story of a young girl named Lucy and her goofy friend, Little Chucky.

While fishing one day, the kids discover a treasure map and decide to set out on a quest to find their fortune.

Unfortunately, they run into a group of bumbling pirates who try to thwart their efforts by stealing the treasure.

Of course, it all works out in the end with some help from Chucky and Lucy’s new ocean-dwelling friends, including Lobster Boy, Crabby and a wise Sea Monkey.

Great for all ages- Trust me, even Jane Austen approved.

Images by Linda Seccaspina 2011

A few are from Frogtown’s website.

Text by Jane Austen and Linda Seccaspina

Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct. And they received a standing ovation.

This is Sleepy Hollow Dirty Dancing that I saw last year by Frogtown Mountain Puppets. Just so brilliantly done.


They also have a recycling DVD out for kids.

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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