Summer and Shiner

[c]2009 by Nolan Carlson. All Rights Reserved

NEWLY RELEASED from VINTAGE EXPRESSIONS (the first in a series of five): SUMMER AND SHINER. After you read the first one, you'll want to read them all!! FACT! FICTION! AND FUN!

SUMMER AND SHINER is a great adventure story of youthful adventure set in the Flint Hills of Kansas. It makes marvelous reading for middle school boys and girls. Throughout the book, in Huck Finn fashion, Carley experiences the adventures of a boy growing into manhood. The inseparable friendship of Carley's Native American blood brother, Troop, along with a pet racoon named Shiner, constitutes a barrel filled with adventure, danger, and fun. Travel back with Carley to a simpler time....a time for growing up, adventures and SUMMER AND SHINER!

What Reviewers are Saying About SUMMER AND SHINER:

"Readers hungering for nostalgia will enjoy Carlson's story about 12-year-old Carley, his best friend Troop, and Shiner, a racoon Carley adopts for the summer. The setting is a small 1940's Kansas town, and you can almost feel the heat and the dirt between your toes. Carlson provides lots of action that's sure to appeal to readers--particularly boys." Chris Sherman (Booklist)

"Set in the Flint Hills of Kansas, this delightful story highlights the inseparable friendship of two boys and a pet racoon named Shiner." Mailbox (The #1 Idea Magazine for Teachers)

"This is a story of youthful adventure set in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Throughout the book, Carley in Huck Finn fashion, experiences the adventures of a boy growing into manhood. Travel back with Carley for a simpler time...a time for growing up, adventure and fun. Book Kansas

"For adult readers who enjoyed the adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Little House on the Prairie series, this is a good book for your children to read. Carlson does an excellent job of communicating the family values that have suffered a beating in the past 20 to 30 years. Here's hoping Carlson allows readers to grow up with Carley and with more action and heart-warming tales" Mark Scott (Book Review; Manhattan Mercury).

 

 

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