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The Big Stinky City [Kindle Edition]

Jason Deas
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Book Description

For as long as he can remember, eleven-year-old Mash has felt trapped in a city he despises. Mash feels like he is surrounded by a zillion people and noise at all times. The city is suffocating him.

Unfortunately, life at home with his mother is even less tranquil. She’s always drinking her “special drinks” and acting a fool, prompting Mash to escape further into his obsession with all things aeronautical. If only he could fly away from it all…but not before the upcoming air show—the air show that may change his life forever.

When Mash crosses paths with Juniper, an eccentric artist who once dumped 10,000 rubber duckies over Niagara Falls, Mash becomes an unwilling accomplice to the most spectacular art stunt Juniper has ever conceived. A project so cataclysmic and daring, it puts Mash’s entire life at risk.

As the opposite worlds of Mash and Juniper collide, the unlikely duo meets for an unexpected event and a surprise ending that will have you cheering for them both.


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About the Author

Jason Deas has taught art in elementary schools for over a decade. He is a songwriter, sculptor, and makes a mean pot of chili. Most of his writing used to take place at Georgia campgrounds, inside a three-man tent or sitting at an uncomfortable concrete picnic table. He wouldn't have had it any other way until he one day found a 70's-model camper where he now writes in luxury. After writing Birdsongs, a mystery for adults, his nieces asked him to write a book for kids. He granted their wish and wrote Camp Timber View. He had so much fun writing it he wrote another middle grade novel titled The Big Stinky City. Since then he has finished two more books in the Benny James mystery series and is currently working on a new detective series.

Product Details

  • File Size: 219 KB
  • Print Length: 150 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1470063735
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: 3-Day Ranch Press (November 19, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007TNHRWK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #542,969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Zany characters, imaginative plot April 16, 2012
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Eleven-year-old Mash plans to be a pilot when he grows up. Never mind that some of his friends think this is an impossible dream, Mash has set his sights on this goal and nothing will discourage him. So when he learns of an air show to be hosted just outside of the city, he resolves to go to it.

But getting there and coming up with the entrance fee of twenty-five dollars is a huge obstacle for Mash. He is a poor kid in a poor neighborhood where people stay put. His mother is too busy with her special drink to take him and his grandmother won't go anywhere she can't get to on foot. Soon, many of the other adults in Mash's life, who are looking out for him in their own way, learn of his desire to attend the show. Judd, a tattoo artist, helps him figure out the mass transit system to get him there, but only after seeking approval of the local Catholic priest. The priest gives him a St. Christopher medal, the saint that watches over travelers, to keep him safe. His teacher, Ms. Monique, gives him her cell phone in case he gets into trouble.

Enter Juniper and Stuart, two totally unrelated, totally zany characters. They, too, have big plans on the day of the air show. And they are all about to converge--Mash, Juniper, and Stuart--on the scene.

The book has a wildly imaginative, off-the-wall plot. Mash is a totally loveable character, and I grew to like Juniper and Stuart. I loved all the scenes with Mash and would have liked it if the whole story were told from his point of view. I recommend it for middle grade readers with eclectic tastes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book! November 24, 2012
By Mimi
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Started reading it to grandson but finished it for me! He loves reading books on my kindle fire, I like not having the clutter of more books in the house.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read July 15, 2012
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Such a fun read. Great characters and kids will love. If any child has a dream they can see in this book that it can and will come true.
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3.0 out of 5 stars India Ross April 15, 2013
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This book was good I read the whole book and I loved it so much I hope everyone reads it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book April 2, 2013
By Cameron
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This book might at the beginning be confusing but once you get it you love every single minute of the book
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Jason Deas has taught art in elementary schools for over a decade. He is a songwriter, sculptor, and makes a mean pot of chili. Most of his writing used to take place at Georgia campgrounds, inside a three-man tent or sitting at an uncomfortable concrete picnic table. He wouldn't have had it any other way until he one day found a 70's-model camper where he now writes in luxury. After writing Birdsongs, a mystery for adults, his nieces asked him to write a book for kids. He granted their wish and wrote Camp Timber View. He had so much fun writing it he wrote another middle grade novel titled The Big Stinky City. Jason also has two other books in the Benny James mystery series titled Pushed and Brushed Away. Jason currently finished a book in his new detective series titled Private Eye.


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