Grandpa's Stories : Moral Stories for Young Readers
This book is designed with the with age range of readers in mind called "Tweenies," approximately eight to thirteen, that delicate age of transition out of childhood into teenage years; no longer a child but not quite the imperfect young adult. It is filled with all kinds of trials and tribulations, challenges and victories, some bold and some silent. Conquests are sometimes great and sometimes micro-moments in the steps taken on life's journey. This book is intentional in the thought to also provide, when possible, not only entertainment, but a moral in all its complexity, that the reader can work out for themselves, or with the guidance of the adult reader. Because of the intended age range, some stories may prove problematic for the younger readers, but may also prove to be of guidance to them as well. It is also written with current values (even when the story seemingly appears to come from a previous generation), and with this generation of youngsters, kept with their experiences, faults and challenges in mind. We should never underestimate what they go through, especially in their secretive world undisclosed to the adults around them. They are not as innocent as we might hope for them to be, nor as experienced as we think they are. I should warn that some stories are blunt and speak to harsh realities. Some may find them revolting and difficult. To say these are beyond the experiences of kids is to not recognize the real truth of what kids go through, really live through, or in many ways know about, I wish it were not so.
- Paperback | 260 pages
- 177.8 x 254 x 14.99mm | 576.06g
- 10 Apr 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Thomas William Montgomery
This is the fourth book written by Thomas William Montgomery (non de plume), under the Amazon label, and the first relating to Children's literature. He has lived a rich and varied life that vocationally has included: psychologist, professor, minister, therapist, crisis worker, advocate, parent and grandparent (and soon to be great-grandparent), Spiritual Mentor, consultant, expert witness, combat medic, survivor of PTSD and combat-related injuries (to included Agent Orange Poisoning), survivor of divorce and now happily married, and terminally afflicted from the AOP. His previous books were about the Viet Nam war (and other life events) from the trauma perspective. They are available from Amazon. He has worked with children, teenagers and adults throughout his life. In addition to his professional careers, he has also been a pilot, competitive sailor, photographer, CISD for police and firemen, suicide hotline worker, parachutist, Keynote Speaker at assemblies, and a variety of other personas, much of which has been curtailed by his afflictions. He now enjoys writing and traveling with his wife making memory events. He is blessed with many grandchildren and gives much praise and eternal gratefulness to the Holy One who had rescued him.