Adventures In Our New Town

by Marlene Ricca-Krienke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 24/02/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 464
ISBN : 9781414029184

About the Book

Here is a glimpse into the life of a nine-year-old who is experiencing all the joys and trials of growing up in a family of two loving and wise parents, two mischievous twin brothers, and one (yuck!) older sister. He has quite a thrilling story, and is eagerly relating his adventures, trusting you will share his feelings as each one of his secrets becomes discovered, investigated, and finally revealed:  Mysteries that have come into his life since his family moved to their new home in the town of Gravel.

Johnny is torn between the excitement of possessing his special secrets, versus the guilt brought on by all the lying necessary to keep them from becoming known. Even so, he still enjoys the fact that the secrets are his alone (at least in the beginning), and he believes he must protect them, no matter what.

It is apparent the author has a true love for children and their growth, especially morally and spiritually, as she openly conceals time-honored character-building truths within the story. Johnny learns how to consider the thoughts and feelings of others, and the meaning of "trust".

Be aware that Johnny uses his own childlike version of the English language to tell his tale. Allowing that, this simple and suspenseful narrative offers to be a perfect leisuretime story for elementary and middle school children. Even parents are invited to return to their youth, tune in to Johnny's mind and . . . Enjoy!!!

About the Author

Born Marlene Alice Ricca, she has lived in San Diego for three generations: first as an inquisitive child, then a devoted mother, and now a wise grandmother.  She has a wealth of experience and a desire to leave her progeny a legacy of family love . . . a love that is exemplified by Jesus when He said, “Let the little children come to me . . . “