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Book Review/Giveaway: I know Tuff Luck! Ends April 29th


I Know Tuff Luck

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmKNmps5QK0

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.

Pages: 56

http://www.amazon.com/Know-Tuff-Luck-Danny-Rhodes/dp/1432797395/ref=la_B00AUYWZ90_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365636747&sr=1-1

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.

Danny Rhodes

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/

Giveaway Rules 

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There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends April 29th, 2013

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

This Giveaway Has Ended

Winner is #3 – Dorothy Teel

 

April 10, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , ,

16 Comments »

  1. My sons would love this one. This sounds much like the small town I grew up in. I would leave in the morning and return when the street lights came on. Not to mention, if I did something my mom knew about it before I got home and I had a few swats along the way. I miss those days.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Mel Bourn (@MelCamino5) | April 10, 2013 | Reply

  2. My kids would love this. We always refer to situations like these as adventures. And we all learn from them.

    Comment by domestic diva | April 10, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comment Domestic Diva!
      Danny

      Comment by Danny W. Rhodes | April 27, 2013 | Reply

  3. What a way for Lester Dooley to grow is by making decisions that affect his everyday life and his growth. My brothers and I grew up in military family and I know that when we did something wrong dad found out about it very rapidly and often his CO would be notified. I remember the time my brother climbed the palm tree in Hawaii and the firefighters had to come and get him down, it was one decision that he did not make again, plu dad arrived about the same time the firefighters did, But he grew up as adventerous as ever, but more careful. I remember having neighbors that thought nothing of getting on to us if we did wrong, now you would be afraid of being sued, or arrested. I believe this book would be a great read for my granddaughters.. I know Tuff Luck Also..

    Comment by Dorothy Teel | April 11, 2013 | Reply

  4. A lot of the kids in my classroom live in neighborhoods very close to busy roads or in the downtown portion of our city, so they don’t know much about getting outside for hours at a time. What a treat for them to be able to read this book.

    Comment by Lydia Harpe | April 11, 2013 | Reply

  5. Wow, this sounds like such an “adventurous” book!! Great way to show kids what happens when things get too wild and why having good family and friends is important.

    Comment by lisa | April 13, 2013 | Reply

  6. It brings me back to my own childhood. Kids form the block playing until the street lights came on. Everyone was like one big family. You couldn’t and didn’t get away with anything. :)How I miss those days. Everyone was friendly and looked out for each other. I’d love for my grandkids to read this and share a different childhood then the one they know today. Thanks Ella.
    Carol L

    Comment by Carol L | April 14, 2013 | Reply

  7. I would really like the chance to read this. Good luck with the booK!

    Comment by Justin | April 20, 2013 | Reply

  8. Lester sounds like a very interesting character. I look forward to reading about his adventures and experiences.

    Comment by likwan | April 29, 2013 | Reply


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