Albuquerque, NM, July 20, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Think of those childhood adventures fighting pirates, climbing trees and eating berries in the nearby woods, talking to the animals as if they understood! You were the wild boy! The forest was your home. You knew what to eat and how to survive on your own.
Bosque Boy, the startling new novel about an Albuquerque child who lives alone in the Río Grande bosque, is published and alive.
“I fantasized as a kid,” says Jimmy Mason, “about living in the wild, like Tarzan and Bomba the Jungle Boy…even ran away from home once in pursuit of those dreams. Now, as an adult, I spend a lot of time hiking throughout the Río Grande bosque and wonder what it would be like for a boy trying to survive there. The bosque is an exciting but somewhat dangerous place. Within a few hundred yards of the Central Avenue Bridge, you may encounter coyotes, great blue herons, and bald eagles, as well as hidden campsites of human inhabitants.”
“As I wrote this story,” Jimmy continues, “I had no plan as to where it would lead. Each day I picked up where I left off and tried to write for an hour or so. I let the story itself guide me to its eventual ending. It was an adventure for me as much as it was for the boy. I was able to live once again, at least for an hour a day, in that exciting, though often confusing world of childhood.”
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Retail Price(s): $13.95
Size and Format(s): 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback
Page Count: 240
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