THE BOOK OF ODES

(Factory Boy)

Nate, a poor boy (living in Cambridge, Mass., during the mid-'60's 'Folk Music Boom' and the 'Summer of Love'), is working in Printing Factories, playing his guitar and writing songs.. Dreaming of, one day, growing up to be like his early childhood 'hero', Hank Williams, Sr. (The 'father' of his dreams!). His poet friend, Willie remains distraught and totally-obsessed by the pre-mature death of his Mother, only a few years earlier.. and the two boys are desperately trying to survive-'emotionally' in all of the negativity and bleakness about them.. supporting each other's 'artistic interests' through-out. But, ultimately, the 'Darkness' wins-out and over-takes the "Light".. and tragedy strikes!.. But, in this, it ..only winning 'half the battle'! A 'poesy'-styled, musical and sensitive, 'coming of age' tale.. Based on a true story!

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THE CAROL

and the True Folk Legend of Jack Frost

On Christmas Eve 1978, the author experiences a fatal accident. Travel with him as he goes 'back in time' to Heaven.. and witnesses the creation of the Herald Angels. They, for the sole purpose of 'making up' hymns to herald the Coming of Christ. Jack Frost.. the final and most unlikely candidate.. creates a "new kind 'a singin'", THE CAROL!.. But, the choirmaster Gabriel and other angels can not forsee its validity. Jack refusing their denial retreats to Earth, undertaking a 'Centuries-long QUEST' to prove his point.. little knowing himself, the 'catalystic' events that this CAROL will ultimately bring to pass!

 

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Jack Frost and the Carol for Kids ... and the Young at Heart

Audiobook/folk musical adaptation from The Carol for children.   To hear the first five minutes FREE go to

Jack Frost and the Carol CD Audiobook (cherryhillpublishing.com).

 

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Vinny and Ant Ethel

Stories from Mrs. Alexander's Farm

Story 1: "If Ants could Talk!" - Vinny, a folksinging Country boy goes to the big city. There in the huge City Park, he encounters a talking Ant (Ant Ethel). She inspires him to write a song that tells children not to purposely step-on Ants (or hurt any animals).. They become a famous singing team with a big hit record ("If Ants could Talk!") and travel the world promoting their message.

Story 2: "There's A Goose in Mrs. Alexander's Kitchen" - Vinny ('n Ant Ethel...being the main characters of all these stories, etc.) tells of his childhood on 'Mrs. Alexander's Farm'. As a boy, he has a terrible habit of leaving the screen door open.. which Mrs. A has often warned him not to do. After a fishing trip, he returns to see exactly why she has told him to keep it closed! The moral?.. Punishment is for a good reason!

Story 3: "The Tale of the Troll 'n Me" - Vinny's boyhood account of meeting a Troll; under a bridge, that no one else would ever cross over. Sometimes things are not what they appear to be!.. 'n Not all strangers are sinister.. But, still, we always must be cautious!

 

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Tall Tales and Therefore Truths

Illustrated songbook  for  the CD.  Limited edition available exclusively through website.