Books tagged: childhood adventures

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The 5 Greatest Spankings of All Time
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,380. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
“The 5 Greatest Spankings of all Time” invites you to step into a fifty-five year old time capsule, to a simpler time when the misadventures of three young brothers growing up on a small ranch in the 1950’s stretch their parent’s patience and sanity to the breaking point. Taking place in the shadows of World War II, this tale not only unfolds the amusing and humorous events that led up to the “5 Greatest Spankings” but it conveys a flavorful and reminiscent glimpse of a time gone by, as the tastes and smells of the 50’s come rushing back. Readers of any adult generation will be entertained by the boy’s ability to effortlessly transform relatively innocent intentions into calamity and chaos. Laced throughout the chapters is an unmistakable underlying message addressing family dynamics and relationships that will surely summon to mind events of your own childhood. May laughter and joy be your companions as you journey through the adventures with these 1950’s versions of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
The Mummy Dick
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Humor / General
Mom decided that the best way to get my mind off of being abandoned for the year was to have me circumcised the first day that I arrived at Granny and Papa’s house. Why this procedure was not done right when I was born is still a mystery to me. Evidently the whole family just wanted to have a good laugh at my expense.
The 1950's - A Time To Grow
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Series: Memoirs, Memoirs - Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 30,080. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The 1950's ushered in a tremendous time of change for Australia. As the decade rolled on, outer western Sydney gradually changed from its rural setting and steadily became urbanised. Some very early recollections of my childhood and then a description of my home town Smithfield set the mood for the rich variety of events that unfold.
Vagabond Boy: Memoir of a Youth's Journey Through a Heartland of Chaos
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,440. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A boy navigates through a chaotic childhood while traveling throughout 1950s America with his restless parents. The author's encounters with strange landscapes, curious people, and dubious caretakers dangle lessons he must choose or discard. He is swept toward an emotional chasm that threatens to swallow and imprison him forever, and he must decipher secrets in a local pond to secure his future.
He Did What??!!?!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,290. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Mike Leggero is one of the most interesting people around. If you share the theory of enjoying life and spreading comedy and happiness then you will love this book. His adventures impact people all over the planet. This book is a collection of short stories that will make you laugh, and shake your head in disbelief all at the same time.
I Wish I Lived There Again
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,980. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
This is a collection of personal essays about a Midwestern childhood in the mid-twentieth century. They detail the pastimes of children and adults back when life was simpler. The author is one of four daughters and writes about putting on a circus with her sisters, the birth of her baby sister, her father's near fatal car accident, homemade bread, movies, bigamists, pickle vats, and even hair.
I Don't Wanna Be an Orange Anymore
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,200. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This book contains a collection of whimsical and sometimes poignant vignettes that recall the life of a young boy during World War II.
Billy Potts's Donkey and other stories
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 21,470. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Seven short stories about a small boy called Billy Potts. He's six years old and lives with his family in a small village somewhere in south-east England just after World War Two. He's very bright and normally very good, but he takes thing too literally sometimes and goes off at an unexpected tangent, with unpredictable results. Wiil amuse adults, and is suitable for reading to their children.
The Muskrat Skin Jacket
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities
Following in the spirit of his other writing, John W. Robinson's The Muskrat Skin Jacket is a compilation of stories mostly about growing up in a unique family in Roanoke, a city in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. These tales convey a look at life with joy and humor, and readers who enjoyed the author's Midnight Bathing in Far East Russia will get a kick out of this one too!
Portsmouth Square Stories: Tales of A San Francisco Childhood
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: American English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A bricolage of childhood stories circa 1950 San Francisco. The nabe center is Portsmouth Square: beatniks, writers, Irish hookers, Negro evangelicals, WW II vets, cops, and Chinese families gather to sun and protect the sacredness of childhood as urban Tom Sawyers race cable cars uphill, catch crabs on the bayside, pick raspberries at Coit Tower, feed leaping sea lions, and such like mischief.