- File Size: 695 KB
- Print Length: 16 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 15, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005NFHASM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,680,922 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Sam, the Strawb Part Kindle Edition
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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It's a fun, quick read, for all people, big and small. Better than that, all proceeds from the sale of this story are donated to CHILDREN AT RISK, a charity for children with AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS!
Even better than that, this story is dedicated to a certain young man named, Nicolas!
It's also completely hatstand! What an imagination! Quite unlike anything else I've ever read, really; would make a wonderful animated film. Absolutely loved it. Hilarious.
What makes it even better is that all proceeds from the sale go to the charity Children at Risk - which would make it worth buying for that reason alone.
Nice one, Mr Bury!
This is a wonderful and exciting read for children and as all proceeds go to a great cause, who can resist.
The hero of this fractured fairy tale is a boy who loves strawberries so much he plunders them from unsuspecting shoppers. In other words, he's a strawberry pirate. Though, as Bury tells us, "Sam had a habit of talking very quickly and slurring his words without enunciating, so he described himself as `a strawb part.'"
Bury has written one of those stories that can be read by children but enjoyed by adults, thanks to its liberal doses of absurdist humor. Here's a sample: "The Senior Director was the most obese man on the planet. He wore a dark grey suit and a white shirt that bulged at all the buttons. There was not a tie in the world that could go around his neck, so he wore an open collar."
The Senior Director is one of the executives of the East Canada Fruit Company. Alarmed by the great losses to their strawberry inventory, they mount a campaign to capture Sam. The chase leads to wild adventures, media notoriety and eventually to lessons learned about life (including how to coach the Canadian team for the Tour de France).
In other words, the story covers a lot of territory in 20 pages. For $1.99, you could do much worse.
Would love to see this with accompanying illustrations someday.