The Granddad Talesby Mark Richard Ellis
The Granddad Tales is a book of places:
Once upon a time, there were two brothers who adored their granddad. The truth of what follows is entirely dependent on the simple premise of their adulation. For what small boy, at the first stirrings of creative intellect, doesn't turn to his grandfather as best friend, teller of tall tales, joke-cracker, and game-player?
The Granddad Tales is a book of places: primeval forests, mist-shrouded swamps, menacing limestone canyons, and wind-swept mountain slopes. It is a book of people: an aged but spry Olympian, a Native American humorist, adventuresome Irish sisters, a soufflé-making-making watercolorist, and a handful of youngsters who cross swords with them during their growing years. Above all, it is a book about lasting friendships, lifelong lessons, and enduring values set down for readers of all ages who may need reminders of the time-tested ideals lurking in their own past. It's a book of memory and fiction, or something in between.
The Granddad Tales are personal stories and memoirs to be passed on from one generation to the next, like an old jacket or wedding band, with the hope of being worn.
- Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
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- 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
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Fabulous book. Fast moving, interesting, and each chapter stands on its own. Actually uses a fairly large vocabulary so not only is it entertaining but also helps kids (and adults!) expand their knowledge. Very well written...makes me wish I was a kid in the Ozarks.