Book Review/Giveaway: I know Tuff Luck! Ends April 29th
I Know Tuff Luck written Danny W Rhodes.
About the Book: Come along on the journey with Lester Dooley, an overly curious 9 year old, whose curiosity will get him into some of the funniest situations imaginable. However, through all the situations Lester encounters, he will find the true meaning of friendship. That is, friendship is based on the association of people you enjoy being around. I know Tuff Luck, do you? Come on in and read. For when you finish, you will say: I KNOW TUFF LUCK TOO!
We all have known a Tuff Luck or have been a Tuff Luck ourselves. Growing up as kids, our curiosity has gotten us in some strange and even humorous situations at times. No matter what situations we have encountered as kids or even encounter as adults, one satisfying and redeeming value is the value of friendship. We have all heard at one time or another, the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” The value of friendship is within this proverb; the friendship that we received from our parents, our siblings, our neighborhood friends and their parents. Remembering good friends is the reason why this short story was written. Reading this short story will make you stop, if just for a moment, and remember those friends that you have cherished in life.
My Review: This book not only takes you back to the best part of your childhood living in the 50s or 60s but it also makes you remember that one kid that was a Tuff Luck like Lester Dooley.
I remember growing up in a neighborhood that was like one big family where children are allowed to place from sunup to sundown, sitting around the fire listening to stories told by the elders. Neighbors watching out for other neighbors kids making sure they don’t get into trouble, and children having fun playing in the streets and showing off their best dress during Easter and Christmas.
This book is set in the late 50s, about a kid name Lester Dooley also known as Tuff Luck, his character makes him stand out from the other kids. He has had so many unfortunate incidents happen to him that his friends in the neighborhood are left laughing.
It was summer again, and the Rhodes family prepares to take another trip to the country to spend time with their Uncle Mike and Aunt Phoebe for one month. After convincing Tuff Luck’s parent and Danny’s, Tuff Luck was able to go on this trip with Danny and his brothers. But on this trip to Uncle Mike’s farm, Tuff Luck of bad choices resulted into a bad encounter with Pecos the bull, the bantam rooster and the skunks was enough for him to start making good choices. This turns out to be a big surprise to his friends and the neighborhood.
Interesting Kid’s Prayer at the start and end of the book.
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
About this author: I currently reside in Kansas City, Mo. I have been a federal employee for over 40 years, with service as an Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration and now with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. As a first time author, I self-published my humorous juvenile novella based on my memories of the fun times growing up in Atlanta, Ga. during the 1950’s and 60’s. Growing up in a neighborhood that was like one big family. Recently I heard the African proverb that has been spoken many times “it takes a village to raise a child.” This was what truly happened to me and the many kids that grew up with me. We were raised by a village. I thank all of those parents from that neighborhood. A special thank you goes I currently reside in Kansas City, Mo. I have been a federal employee for over 40 years, with service as an Air Traffic Controller with the Federal Aviation Administration and now with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. As a first time author, I self-published my humorous juvenile novella based on my memories of the fun times growing up in Atlanta, Ga. during the 1950’s and 60’s. Growing up in a neighborhood that was like one big family. Recently I heard the African proverb that has been spoken many times “it takes a village to raise a child.” This was what truly happened to me and the many kids that grew up with me. We were raised by a village. I thank all of those parents from that neighborhood. A special thank you goes to my mother and my three older brothers, who made life fun for me. http://www.outskirtspress.com/iknowtuffluck/
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Giveaway Ends April 29th, 2013
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