Books tagged: childhood adventure

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Lyin' Like a Dog
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Lyin’ Like a Dog is a first-person narrative told by Richard, a 12-year-old, Arkansas farm boy who, with his best friend, John Clayton, whiles away his time exploring blackberry patches and beaver ponds, hanging out at Echols Grocery, and planning frog-giggin trips to the Flat Creek Swamp.
The Yankee Doctor
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 59,130. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
It’s 1945 in the small town of Norphlet, Arkansas, and 12-year-old Richard Mason and his best friend, John Clayton Reed, have a big problem. Not the distant War overseas, getting caught in Old Man Odom’s watermelon patch, or missing any of Walter Winchell’s rapid-fire radio broadcasts. This problem is that new Yankee Doctor in town who is welcoming shady “clients” to his office downtown.
The Old Porter Place
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,670. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
In a simpler world long ago, there was a farmstead east of Carter, Oklahoma known as "The Old Porter Place." Two cousins, whose grandparents lived there, take readers on a nostalgic journey through stories from their childhood more than a half century ago. Their tales of a close-knit family's enduring love resurrect a time that existed in their very own "land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields.
The Mystery of the Canebrake
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 58,450. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Thanksgiving Day, 1944, Norphlet, Arkansas We was almost killed twice! Yeah, no kidding. We’re lucky to be alive. Well, I just know you ain’t gonna believe this in a million, million years, ’cause sometimes things like what happen to me and John Clayton just sound so plain outta this world, that nobody ever believes us. Follow the childhood adventures of Richard and his friend John Clayton...
The Early Years
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
Back then the big old house was heated with an old coal furnace. One of my winter chores each morning before walking to school, which was only one block away, was to go down to the basement and shovel coal into the furnace fire box from the coal bin. It was a big responsibility for a six year old boy.
Not An Angel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
I discovered that I liked girls one afternoon that summer. I was on my way home after mowing a couple of yards, when I ran into two older girls from my elementary school. I could tell that they were far wiser than I was. They were very pretty and I was impressed, because they were both smoking cigarettes. I thought that was very cool. They actually stopped and started a conversation with me.
First Flight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
We boarded the big twin propeller airplane and took our seats. Mom let me sit by the window so I could witness the wonders of flight for the first time. I was a little nervous as the pilot gave the plane full throttle and we started the take off run. I tightly gripped the arm rests; mom noticed and said, “There is nothing to worry about darling, airplanes are very safe.” I thought, “Yeah, right”
The Flaming Marshmallow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
We finally came upon an old dilapidated shack that Butch swore was the real blob man’s house. It was a creepy rundown old shed out in the middle of the forest. We stood there staring at the shed as the older boys played their flashlight beams on it. I started thinking that maybe this is the blob man’s house and not some trick being played by the older boys.
Summer Camp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
We finally arrived at summer camp and it was sort of impressive at first glance. The long winding gravel driveway went through acres of wheat fields. We passed a small lake and some large low houses that I assumed were where we campers stayed for the summer. I thought these long low dormitories looked a lot like the chicken houses we passed in the south.
The Wall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I had never seen loose bricks before and now I had to become an overnight brick mason. I thought about the wall all day as I mowed lawns and sort of got a little enthusiasm for the project. I was sort of flattered that mom thought I could do it. I decided to start the next day. After all how long could it take? I worked myself to death all summer long.