A Mile of StringBook - 2013
Come along on a childhood adventure as seen through the eyes of a Midwestern boy growing up in the 1950's. It reflects a time of innocence with a slower pace of life. The journey is set in the heart of the nation during a time when a child could leave home on his bike in the morning and not be seen again until suppertime. Get a boy's-eye view of the rules and rites of the Catholic Church of that period, and his hilarious attempts to make sense of them and even make them work for him. You'll experience weeks at camp with unprecedented freedom (think midnight horseback rides and way underage driving). Experience the heady independence of a young teenager spending endless summer days driving a tractor on a Kansas farm responsible just for himself, his machine and the job at hand. Share the quest through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, first jobs and first car; feel the exquisitely embarrassing torture of first dates that gives way to the thrill of first love - and the devastation of first heartbreak. Watch a boy turn into a young man in this delightful stroll down memory lane.
Publisher: [United States] : The author, 2013
Branch Call Number: B Crawley 2013
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 23 cm