One Summer In Flyoverland

One Summer In Flyoverland

by Mark Reps

Paperback

$24.95

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ISBN-13: 9781413729627
Publisher: Publish America
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.45(d)

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One Summer In Flyoverland 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'One Summer in Flyoverland' brought me back to my childhood in Minnesota, to the Iron Range and Bob Dylan, to acts of kindness and most importantly, it reminded me of the utter futility of war no matter when or where.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was really a joy for me to read this story. It gave me a sense of peace and innocense. I really fell in love with the main characters as I followed them through the summer. I almost felt a sense of loss when I read the final page. I wanted it to go on. The mystery kept me thinking and the time and place brought me back to my own childhood and experiences.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Flyoverland was a joy!!! Where has this author been? Finding a book that is not only a great story, but also speaks to the hopes, fears and thoughts of youth that we carry forward in life, is a rare find. I had forgotten how I used to feel about things. The character development was great and the story moves along very effortlessly. This book is a must for anyone who loves a good positive read and wants to think at the same time. Let's hear more from this author. Thanks
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having grown up in Minnesota in the same era as Charlie and Max, many of the details of small-town life in Hibbing ring true--riding bikes everywhere, pick-up baseball games at the corner lot, adventures at the local junkyard, and depictions of colorful local residents like Mrs. Sigurd Olson and Mrs. Jens Olson (two elderly sisters who finish each other¿s thoughts). I enjoyed the comfortable friendship between Max and Charlie as they put their heads together to help solve a murder. In one gem of a chapter, the boys hop a boxcar and take an illicit round-trip train ride between Hibbing and Chisholm to clear their heads so they can think more clearly about the murder clues. While on the train they meet a hobo, Mr. A.J. Pinkerton, and their bravado is overshadowed by their naiveté when the hobo reads their palms for a quarter. As I cheered Max and Charlie on in their quest to unravel the mystery, I found myself chuckling over expressions they used that I¿d long forgotten from my own teen years in the 1960¿s. I hope we'll hear from these two delightful 13-year-olds again.