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When twelve-year-old "Onions" arrives at his new foster home in Lozen, Arizona, he brings with him only a skateboard and a lot of anger. When he tries to snatch a purse, he learns the first of many lessons Sandrine, a retired circus performer, will teach him. From Sandrine he learns about the magic of books, the challenge of playing the trumpet, and, most of all, about how to love. More

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Published by Elderberry Press, Inc.
Words: 55,890
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301138708
About Cy Young


Mr. Young began his professional career as a member of the Meryl Abbot Dancers at the Empire Room of Chicago's Palmer House. After a year on the road dancing the “Steam Heat” number in Pajama Game, he repeated the performance in the New York City Center production. He appeared Off-Broadway in The Boyfriend and Diversions and a revue at New York's Blue Angel by Chicago's Fred Ebb. On Broadway, Cy was featured in the musical Girls Against The Boys starring Bert Lahr, and was a principal in Subways Are For Sleeping, a Comden & Green musical. He received rave reviews for his appearance at the chic nightclub, Number One Fifth Avenue, and was a regular performer in revues at New York's elegant Upstairs At The Downstairs. He can be heard on many Upstairs recordings. Young is also a featured singer on Ben Bagley's Painted Smiles albums of Rodgers & Hart and Jerome Kern. Cy performed with the famous childrens' troupe, The Paper Bag Players, for six months in NYC. Next came a tour with the national company of Once Upon a Mattress playing the Prince to Buster Keaton's king, followed by a tour of On A Clear Day starring Howard Keel and Karen Black. Mr. Young stopped the show each night with a spectacular rendition of Wait 'Til We're Sixty Five. Called to London by Diversions director Steven Vinaver, he starred as Bobby in Sandy Wilson's Divorce Me Darling at the Globe Theatre and can be heard on the original cast album. He was featured in Bagley's "Cole Porter" Review in San Francisco. Recently Cy performed in the Oklahoma City Lyric Theater's productions of The Music Man (Mayor Schinn) and George M (Jerry). Currently he is performing Aesop's Fables, and Mister Silly in Texas Schools and Libraries.

Young has had three plays published by Samuel French and three musicals produced in NYC Off-Broadway. Other writing credits: over 40 radio plays for Heartbeat Theatre in Los Angles; animation scripts for Rankin Bass' Silverhawks TV series (The Blue Door, Sneak Attacks 1 & 2); material for Mort Lachman (Gimme A Break), and R.J. Wagner (Hart-To-Hart). He was head writer for Ralph Andrews at Columbia TV for a game show pilot (Show Me). His screenplay, The Kings of October, was optioned by John Wayne's Batjak Productions. Young was a segment producer on F. Lee Bailey's Lie Detector television series. Cy's song, Draw Me A Circle, is on the Streisand Third Album and was used to open one of her early TV specials. Young's short story, The Schitzel Connection, is available on Twit Publishing, an internet publishing org. Cy's CD, Aesop's Fables, is available on his new website, aesopsshop.com, and can also be purchased by libraries and schools at Midwest Tapes, where he is a vendor. Cy's musical, The Childrens' Crusade, has been produced at Oklahoma City University.and has been optioned to be produced by The Bluegrass Opera Co. in Lexington, KY in the winter of 2007

Mr. Young is a member of Actor's Equity Association, Screen Actor's Guild, and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He holds an Active Membership in The Dramatists Guild as well as The Author's League of America and is a graduate of Northwestern University.


Review by: Steve Warren on Jan. 10, 2013 :
A gentle tale of a troubled young foster boy who just needs the right guidance to set him on the path to a productive and meaningful life. He finds that guidance in the most unlikely character of an elderly woman who used to be a circus acrobat. The adventures the two endure binds them together and gives C.W. Onions a standard by which to model his life. Inspiring read for young teens searching for a life standard.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

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