"It all happened when on the night of the storm, when the dogs ran away, and the parents weren't home, when the sea rose up from its bed in the bay and washed all the boats and the houses away. Then the sun peeked over the edge of the waves and caught the moon napping, so night slipped away. Then Little John Lou awoke all alone in his home like an island surrounded by foam. The waves splashed against the house with a roar, but he felt like a captain far away from the shore. Though lost and alone on a billowing sea, strange though it was he felt totally free."
So begins the epic journey of Little John Lou. Join him in his quest to return to his family as he drifts along the currents of oceans and time, encountering characters, places, and authors from classic literature who help or hinder him along his way. Full of imaginative imagery and rhythmic language, this story will charm readers of all ages. Parents, in particular, can introduce their children to characters and stories from classic literature by reading this unconventional children's tale one chapter at a time as a bedtime story.
This first book provides a brief window into Little John's Odyssey as he meets the wandering seaman from Coleridge's famous poem "Rime of the Ancient Mariner."
About the Author
Phillip Wade resides in Logan, Utah, with his wife and four children. During the fall and winter, he can be found busily teaching literature at the local high school. In the spring and summer, as legend has it, he can be seen wandering the snow-capped mountains of Northern Utah or retreating with his family to the isolated canyons and secret fishing streams of the desert to the south. But on Friday nights, in a small tent pitched in his back yard, he can often be heard spinning yarns for his children, tales of oceans, rivers, caverns, pirates, heroes, and, of course, Little John Lou.