In this book, Roy has recounted stories told to him by his father and grandfather.
As I sat in a coffee shop this morning reading this book, I burst out in laughter at several of the predicaments that the boys found themselves in. I supposed that children in any place or time tend to find themselves in the most unlikely of situations. I could just imagine them looking at each other and agreeing that they can't possibly tell their parents what really happened.
Roy's straight forward story telling made me feel as though I was sitting with my own grandparent hearing his or her remembrances. Interspersed throughout are several sketches portraying the most memorable scenes. This is a book that can be enjoyed again and again by both children and their parents.
Roy sent me an email today with details regarding the artwork:
The artist is a good friend of mine her name is Cindy Kieffer.My review copy was sent to me courtesy of the author Roy Naquin.
The cover is actually what I pictured as a child, the rest of the
artwork I sat down with Cindy and explained to her what I wanted her to draw.
Thank-you to Outskirts Press for the cover photo.
Information on the Choctaw Nation.
Chitimacha Nation of Louisiana.