The Book Of Castaways

The Book Of Castaways

by Gerald Hausman


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Six stories of survival -- men and women set upon by stormy seas, starvation, thirst, beasts, ghosts and their own inner demons. Based on real historical accounts the narratives are filled with the eerie poetry of island life, the exultant triumph of survival against all odds. From Florida's Bigfoot called the Skunk Ape to "the man who would not go bottom" -- a superhero who could not drown but was vulnerable on land, these stories of castaways will appeal to readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617201998
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 05/20/2011
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

Gerald Hausman calls himself a native of the world after living in so many places in the United States and the West Indies. He has spent more than twenty years in New Mexico where many of his American Indian folktales were collected and published. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, Hausman has been a storyteller almost since birth. His more than 70 books attest to this but his many books about Bob Marley, which he wrote and edited with Bob's eldest daughter, Cedella are a testament to his passion for music and all things West Indian. During his thirty-five years as a storyteller, Gerald has entertained children of all ages at such places as The Kennedy Center, Harvard University, St John's College and in schools all over the nation. Five audio books have come out in recent years and two of Gerald's books have been made into animated, folkloric films. His books have also been translated into a dozen foreign languages.

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