Inside a Hollow Tree

Inside a Hollow Tree

by Kevin P White


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An inspirational story of unbelievable courage and maturity in a 14-year old boy!

Dalton Hobby is no ordinary boy. Made a ward of the State after his mother dies and his father suddenly leaves town without him, he never smiles, never laughs, and almost never speaks. Bounced from one foster home to another, his caseworker has no idea what to do with him. Finally, she gets an idea: send him to an all-boys boarding school, so he can, at the very least, have stability throughout the school year.

On a rainy afternoon, 14 year-old Dalton arrives at Capling Hall School for Boys carrying a small, beat-up yellow suitcase and a large green garbage bag, that he immediately hides inside the hollow of a dead tree. One by one, the dark and wonderful secrets that garbage bag holds are exposed, revealing just how tortured, and yet extraordinary, Dalton Hobby really is.

WINNER: 2011 Readers' Favorite Book Award

Readers' Favorite Review wrote:

"5 stars - Inside a Hollow Tree is a sad, yet intoxicating story about a young boy who has suffered many life tragedies that most people will never have to go through... This book is WONDERFUL and brings you into the mind of someone so different from anyone you have ever known."

Award-winning children's book author Nancy Phillips wrote:

"One of the most poignant books about bullying you'll EVER read. A beautifully written book about a tragic and yet amazingly talented teenage boy named Dalton. It should be required reading in our schools. Every parent should read this too. -- Nancy Phillips Review,

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494308247
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Kevin P White (MD, PhD) is a long-time physician and university professor who, after winning numerous national and international awards for his teaching and research, including the prestigious Collip Medal, retired to follow his dream of being a best-selling author. Already the winner of five international book awards, he primarily writes thought-provoking young adult novels. Common threads through all his novels are his easy-to-read style and deep understanding of the human condition, especially among those whom society considers 'different'. He was recently nominated to be included in 'Fifty Great Authors You Should Read'.

He lives with his wife and children in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.

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