Pence

Pence

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by J. Evans
     
 

This is the story of a small boy carved out of a potato with all the wrong proportions of courage and common sense, a big ego, and an even bigger mouth.

With a rock for a brain, a pair of emerald earrings for his eyes, and a rare seed pressed into his chest that beats with a pulse, Pence awakens his first morning with grandiose ambitions but he is quickly

Overview

This is the story of a small boy carved out of a potato with all the wrong proportions of courage and common sense, a big ego, and an even bigger mouth.

With a rock for a brain, a pair of emerald earrings for his eyes, and a rare seed pressed into his chest that beats with a pulse, Pence awakens his first morning with grandiose ambitions but he is quickly brought down to earth by the old man who made him, who sternly tasks the boy with an impossible quest and then kicks him out of the garden with little more than a splinter for a sword and a penny for a shield.

Pence does not appreciate having his life charted out for him, but a boy cannot outrun his own heart. Whether he likes it or not, Pence was made for a purpose: he is the gardener’s last hope.

Pence makes me laugh. He is only five inches tall and wonderfully fragile, but he approaches the world outside the garden fearlessly and never backs down from danger.

Half fairy tale, half fable, half comedy, half tragedy, Pence is a brief, bittersweet tale about growing old gracefully in a world that has passed you by, about selfless loyalty, courage in the face of certain death, and undying love.

The structure of the book is somewhat odd: there are only a handful of characters, only a couple settings, and the whole story takes place over a few short days; yet within Pence's whirlwind adventure there is contained a hundred years history of The Hundred Kingdoms of Man, and his own small place in that long-unfolding epic may be more important than he could ever know.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011254154
Publisher:
J. Evans
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,032,418
File size:
357 KB

Meet the Author

My Lifelong Mission is to become the Greatest Fantasy Author Since Tolkien (or Lewis, on Sundays.) Fingers crossed, I hope to write and illustrate a new book each year until I get arthritis. However, since I concocted this Grand Plan, I am about 5 books behind schedule. (Take that, Plans!) I have been writing steadily for ten years and I am finally starting to get the hang of it. During the last few years I self-published two novels (Riverlilly online and as a paperback; Pence online only—a process from which I learned what a rookie I truly am) although my goal is to partner with a traditional publishing house so I don't have to do all the legwork. That ambition has been on the back burner for about four years as I write my current novel, The Alleys of Olde Architecture, but I am beginning to glimpse the light at the end of the tunnel. The Alleys of Olde Architecture should be done later this year. I am hopeful I can attract an agent and a publisher during 2017, although it is uncommon for a first-time author to successfully sell a 1,000 page manuscript, so I may have to make the font really, really small. Over the next few years I plan to publish a revamped third edition of Riverlilly, complete the artwork for Pence and get that printed up as a paperback, and finish editing a fourth book I have drafted and transform it into an international bestseller. Beyond that, I have a half-dozen more books floating around in the empty space between my ears, formless, half-planned, impatiently waiting for their turn to break out of my skull and take over my life. I am as excited for the challenges ahead as I am dedicated to making this dream a reality, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share these things I love with you.

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Pence 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I freak'n loved it!!!! Pence's attitude was very hilarious and I admired his bravery. This is one of the best childrens books I've read so far. It's a great book for anyone interested in magic, potatoes, and princesses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would anyone write a book about a potato boy?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would give 0stars but thats iimpossible
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a copy of pinnochio because pinnochio was made from wood while pence is made of potato ( plus wouldent he rot in a few months
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wait is this book about a vegetable??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far i like this book but i may be weird to say this but i only read 1 page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is the book about? Is he a potato or human?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looks good