Joey, the Boy from the Sky By Fairbanks Synopsis It is like a fairy tale, a modern-day fairy tale. The first part of this story is a mystery which builds to an absurd fantasy premise that the reader is encouraged to accept. To give it away would spoil it. The rest of the story is a quest for justice and for resolution. It is a story about a wholesome relationship between a man and a boy. The story reiterates universal truths about hope and about looking forward in life, as in this quote from a victim character at the end of the story: We must not wallow like pigs in the mud, feeling sorry for ourselves and blaming. But at the same time, we must never forget! The eccentric story is set in outback Australiaand Aboriginal Australiaand then in the nations capital, Canberra, and then preposterously in the Kalahari in Botswana. The central (title) character is a young boy-hero emotively but also realistically presented. Joey takes a large host of other characters and the worldand the readeron a yellow-brick-road adventure which captivates and inspires. Joey and his mentor / father figure, Adam, are rescued after The Escape by an Aboriginal family in the outback and then journey through an epic saga, trying to resolve an impossible quest to save Joeys people. In the end, the story is more than a quest but also a reflection on hope and inspiration in life. Always there is Joey. And everyone loves Joey.
He tossed another handful of sand onto the water, and invited Joey and Adam to do the same. One naked man and two naked boys frolicked in the cool water, splashing each other and playing boisterously. The young dogs, released from the ...
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Sam Blain and Ben Fisher migrated to Australia from Great Britain in mid-1871 to work on the steam tug the Young Australian, on the Roper River during the construction of the overland telegraph line. Years later, the families moved to Winton, where Sam and Ben worked as shearers at Oondooroo shed and were involved in the shearers strikes of the 1890s. After many years of hardship, World War I arrived. Ben Fisher's son Jack headed back to the Roper River while Sam Blain's son, Jimmy, who had always been interested in the wings of flight, went over to England to join the RAF. When Jimmy arrived home from the war, he found he had a crippled son. This is the life story of the crippled boy, Johnny Blain, who struggled through everyday life but strode to follow in his father's footsteps in the wings of flight.
Suddenly that familiar cry of a curlew cut into the night air. 'One of your friends calling, Joey?' 'Yes, Mr Jack, it is calling for me!' The night passed so quickly. Kathy said it was Joey's bed time. The boy said good night to ...
Author: Ron Nielsen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The four novels of the Millennium Quartet reveal the cataclysms that await mankind at the turn of the century and vividly tell of the effects of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they wreak havoc on the world. Death spread a wide swath of violence over the Planet. Famine devastated crops, fish, and domesticated animals. Plague returned as a mutated version of smallpox and decimated the remaining human population. Still, mankind has struggled on, most people completely unaware that they have experienced the effects of the Horsemen and not merely a combination of bad weather and freak genetics. Most people, but not all. These are the survivors, no longer completely human-and the only people who can stand against the Horsemen: a preacher given the power to stop Death. Two teenagers who can see the truth in anyone's heart. A mother and her two daughters, who saw the man they all loved sacrifice himself to save them from Plague. A waitress who has decided she can't wait any longer. A would-be writer whose young son has become Famine. The young widow of a British nobleman-the only person who knows the earthly identities of all four Horsemen-has brought them all together. Now they prepare to do battle. With War as their leader, the Horsemen are preparing to lay waste to the world. They have gathered for a final strategy session on an isolated island in the Atlantic. But their coming is no longer secret, and they are no longer unopposed. The defenders of mankind are coming. They may well fail to defeat the Apocalypse. But if so, they will die trying.
The sky high and pale as the moon rises above the mountains. The air sharp and cold, a razor waiting to be used. ... Below, Joey stands with Eula on a short dock, the boy excitedly pointing at shooting stars and the old woman nodding, ...
Author: Charles L. Grant
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Including more than 200 true, thought-provoking stories, this inspirational collection provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of unexplained phenomena and survival against overwhelming odds. A wide range of topics and circumstances is covered, including angelic interventions, surviving airplane crashes and cataclysmic natural disasters, medical miracles, amazing sea rescues, miracles on the highway, and near-death experiences. Remarkable stories include how a sky diver plummeted more than 4,000 feet and walked away with only a cut, how a mother and her children ride out a tornado atop an airborne mattress and survive, and how a group of dolphins rescued a swimmer from a shark attack.
at the hospital in Mississauga, Ontario, pronounced two-year-old Joey Rodden to be the luckiest little boy that they ... a fine day in 1998, sky diver Bren Jones, 56, a veteran with 3,500 successful jumps to his record, went aloft to ...
Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Karen Kingsbury delivers a powerful new novel about two parents' love for their child and the surprising lengths they will go to keep their family together when a judge rules that their adopted son must be returned to his biological father.
So you're a little boy, Joey!” “Mom...” Joey held out his hands, ... Halfway there, Joey tapped Jonah on the shoulder and stuck his tongue out. “There,” they could hear him say. ... The clouds were gathering faster, darkening the sky.
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Hachette UK
Explorations of alienation, madness, the afterlife and post-apocalyptic existence fill this first volume of the collected short stories of G. Wayne Miller. Best-known for his critically acclaimed non-fiction books and documentary films, Miller has been praised for his fiction writing, dating to his first book, Thunder Rise: A Novel of Terror. For several years, he was a regular at fantasy and horror conventions, notably NECON, the fabled annual gathering that has featured Stephen King, Peter Straub and other writers. Fiction remains his passion. In these ten provocative science-fiction and horror tales, Miller bring readers inside darkly imagined worlds with a distinctive voice and mastery of characters, setting and narration. The title story, set in a dystopian future when the atmosphere has been all but incinerated, presents a nightmarish landscape of survival that resonates in this time of global warming. The Since the Sky Blew Off collection, first volume in a planed series, also includes new previously unpublished treatments for horror and science-fiction movies. Miller is the author of Thunder Rise and seven books of non-fiction, including King of Hearts and Toy Wars. He is the writer and co-producer of three feature-length documentary movies: On The Lake, Behind the Hedgerow and Coming Home, all broadcast on PBS stations. Visit Miller at www.gwaynemiller.com
Just don't let it happen, Joey, for your sake and mine. Don't let him have the chance to make me a cruel bastard, too. I beg you, please." He was on the ground now, exposed to the night air, within spitting distance of Quachintoga.
Author: G. Wayne Miller
Publisher: Crossroad Press
The first of its kind, this anthology of eighty international primary literary texts—poems, short stories, personal essays, testimonials, activist statements, and group-authored visions—illuminates Environmental Justice as a concept and a movement worldwide in a way that is accessible to students, scholars, and general readers. Also included are historical selections that ground contemporary pieces in a continuum of activist concern for the earth and human justice, a much-needed but seldom available perspective. Arts and humanities are crucial in the ongoing effort to achieve an ecologically sustainable and just world. Works of the human imagination provide analyses, articulations of experience, and positive visions of the future that no amount of statistics, data, charts, or graphs can offer because literature speaks not only to the intellect but also to our emotions. Creative literary work, which records human experience both past and present, has the power to warn, to persuade, and to inspire. Each is critical in the shared struggle for Environmental Justice.
The boy gazed at where he knew the plane would appear in the sky. A moment later, the corrugated-iron rooftops ... Joey kept his distance and watched the old man push the antiquated machine in front of him. The machine seemed to be an ...
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
“The most refreshing, creative female character to hit mystery fiction since Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone” is back—in four more fast-paced crime thrillers (People). Six-foot-tall, redheaded ex-cop and Boston-based private eye Carlotta Carlyle is “the genuine article: a straightforward, funny, thoroughly American mystery heroine” (New York Post). Snapshot: A series of strange photos draws Carlotta into a chilling case of medical malpractice. “Snapshot is destined to secure Barnes’ position in the hotshot ranks of detective fiction.” —Arizona Republic Hardware: After a series of assaults on cabbies, Carlotta’s moonlighting job as a taxi driver turns into the most dangerous, high-octane case of her career. “Ms. Barnes makes a fist and puts some muscle in this strong plot about an extortionist scheme to corner the market in the taxi medallions.” —The New York Times Book Review Cold Case: Hired to find a long-missing novelist, Carlotta gets tangled up in a cutthroat political campaign. “With a stylish pro like Barnes doing the plotting, this chilling case won’t leave you cold.” —People Flashpoint: Carlotta tries not to get scorched when an arsonist targets her. “[Flashpoint] further cement[s] [Carlotta’s] place in the pantheon of contemporary P.I.s.” —Chicago Tribune
The sky was so blue ... every day there would be boys who'd never see the sky again, never see a white bird fly across a blue sky....” She shook her head and sighed, deliberately firmed her voice, went on. “Joey kept charging up the ...
Author: Linda Barnes
Publisher: Open Road Media
A young Mohawk is faced with the dilemma of following the family tradition of working on New York skyscrapers or pursuing a career in music.
She was holding the small hand of the boy sitting next to her . Joey saw that small boy was himself , clutching his mother's hand to shield him from the unknown terror there , in front of him . Once more , he was attending Big Joe's ...
Author: Jack Ishmole
Publisher: Dodd Mead
Category: Indians of North America Juvenile fiction
By the age of 11, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At 13, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate medical uses for radioactive isotopes. And at 14, Wilson became the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. How could someone so young achieve so much, and what can Wilson's story teach parents and teachers about how to support high-achieving children? In The Boy Who Played with Fusion, science journalist Tom Clynes follows Taylor Wilson's extraordinary journey - from his Arkansas home where his parents encouraged his intellectual passions, to the present, when now-17-year-old Wilson is winning international science competitions with devices designed to prevent terrorists from shipping radioactive material into the US. Brilliant, funny and inspiring, The Boy Who Played with Fusion will delight anyone who believes in the ability of gifted children to change the world.
“Sorghum is good,” Joey says, scrolling through a comparative chart of the nutritional content of major grains. ... fraternal genes with the showman in the backyard who's preparing to incinerate a good portion of the breathable sky.
Author: Tom Clynes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Your child will love the exciting adventure that takes Sam and Joey to a place they never could have dreamed they would ever go . A place that brings the discovery of an incredible find and satisfies your child's imagination for fun and adventure.
After what seemed like a long and difficult struggle, the boys got the old, heavy After what seemed like a long and ... As they were lying there, next to each other, staring up at the sky, a thought occurred to Joey. each other, ...
Author: Irene Schrowang
Joey has always been a special kid, but his brother, Mark, is worried that the people in their new town won’t understand his odd behavior Mark has always known that his brother, Joey, was special. The problem is, Joey has always been a little too special for most people to understand. When the brothers move to rural upstate New York to live with their aunt and uncle, Mark is worried that Joey will have a hard time fitting into their new town—especially since Joey has a habit of speaking his thoughts inside people’s minds instead of out loud. Mark believes that Joey can do anything he sets his mind to—if he wanted to, he could probably even fly. But when a local politician dares Joey to prove his talents, Mark worries that by accepting the challenge, Joey is keeping himself from ever being able to live a regular life again. And in a town like Westfield, not being normal can be dangerous.
Joey went upstream to the narrowest point where there was a large, flat rock. There were other rocks beyond it ... Why don't you stay here with the troopers and the police, and I'll go over with the boys?” Jordan looked at the woods on ...
Author: Robert Newman
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After King Herod hears about the birth of a “new king”, he directs his soldiers to slaughter all children under the age of two living in Bethlehem. Because of this, Joseph must take Jesus and Mary and escape to Egypt. Joey, along with two other young shepherds, David and Luke, has befriended the Holy Family and they want to leave with Joseph, but he can’t wait long enough for the boys to sell their flocks. Herod’s soldiers could arrive at any time! Though the Holy Family left the boys behind, they vow to follow. They don’t find Jesus, but in high adventure they do rescue a teenage slave girl who is owned by an evil Egyptian innkeeper. Follow along as Joey tells this ancient story to his modern day friend, Josh, explaining how he was actually there, and help Josh determine if Joey is a ghost, spirit, or angel . . .
The two boys scrambled up the hill to see Ziva and Amalya standing by the opening of a small cave. “Where's Joey? ... the morning sky, the youngsters began scouring thedeer paths and land where they had last seen the horse with Joey.
Author: Sara Jewell
Publisher: Ambassador International
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Being an outlaw’s daughter has never been easy for Rebeccah Rawlings. Leaving the stuffy Boston boarding school where she taught behind, she escapes her father’s bloody past hoping to find peace and a new start in Powder River, Montana, only to encounter the cool-eyed lawman who hunted her father years ago. Rebeccah was little more than a child when she first met Wolf Bodine, but she’s never forgotten him, has had endless daydreams about him. Now Wolf is the town sheriff with a young son, and he doesn’t trust Bear Rawlings’ daughter. Neither does the town. But the stunning violet-eyed young teacher who can ride and shoot like a man is determined to stay – and on her own terms, even when her father’s enemies and his old gang come after her. Even when her feelings for Wolf Bodine threaten her wary heart. The last thing Wolf expected was to care for Bear Rawlings’ daughter, or any woman – not after what he’d been through. But as danger closes in, Wolf realizes he’ll do anything to protect her -- and to unlock the love in her wounded heart…
“Maybe we should leave the horses here and walk the rest of the way—” At that moment gold lightning streaked across the sky. It hit the spruce tree nearest to Joey with an earsplitting crackle. The boys yelped in fright, and Sam let out ...
Author: Jill Gregory
Publisher: Jill Gregory
Read a sample now... Buy now for $5.95 and start reading Methamphetamine destroys families, and the soul of a culture that struggles to take care of its children. In Apache County, Arizona, where Concho is a tiny enclave of extraordinary beauty and American history of Mexicans and American Indians, the town in,"Meth Moon: To Hell and Back," is compromised with drugs. Meth labs grow in places where the drug can be produced easily. These situations are supported by the beauty of this world turned inside out. Ironically, a dark, moonless night can provide the secret environment the meth user, manufacturer, and distributor needs. "Meth Moon: To Hell and Back," tells the story of how two childhood friends become men and are on different sides of the law. While the friends, Johnny and Frankman define their lives by either living with or without drugs, a coyote, Dirt-Between-the-Paws, enters their lives. The language of nature and what is just versus what the evil drug world can do to good people, is spoken from the world of the coyote. The mother of all coyote’s, Dirt-Between-the-Paws, speaks. She quietly leads and she forgives. Similar to the children who are born of meth addicted mothers, Dirt-Between-the-Paws is an innocent bystander who gives us life lessons. "Meth Moon: To Hell and Back," takes us on a journey of beauty and treachery. It reminds us to protect children who are at minimal entitled to come into the world healthy. When a mother uses drugs and compromises the growing baby inside her, she should be held accountable. As of this writing, Tennessee is the only state in America that will prosecute the mother when the child is born mentally or physically challenged because she used drugs. In April, 2014, according to, Counsel and Heal News, "The state's governor, Bill Haslam (R), signed a bill into law making Tennessee the first in the country to arrest and incarcerate pregnant women who use drugs during their pregnancy that negatively affect the fetus." Currently, Arizona has no laws to protect its unborn children from the impact of drug use while in utero.
So the bird with its watery black eyes and expressionless face stayed close to the little boy Joey Citgo, who became a bird expert and thereafter known ... There was no need to call him Johnny the sky the way Joey was called the Bird.
Author: Kareena Maxwell
A mother experiences a fear beyond her wildest nightmares in this terrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. An ordinary parking lot in southern California. Christine Scavello and her six-year-old son are accosted by a strange old woman. “I know who you are,” she snaps at the boy. “I know what you are.” A scream, a threat—and then a grotesque act of violence. Suddenly Christine’s pride and joy, her only son, is targeted by a group of religious fanatics. They’ve branded him the Antichrist. They want to kill him. And they are everywhere...
Joey said. “Chewbacca knows. Chewbacca knows she's out there somewheres.” The boy's usual verve was gone. ... Joey kept looking out at the sky, where a few strips of blue seemed like gaily colored ropes holding the drab clouds together.
Author: Dean Koontz
This series trails the Winslow family through generations of American history, depicting key moments from the eyes of characters experiencing them firsthand. Collection I includes books 1 - 10. 1 The Honorable Imposter 2 The Captive Bride 3 The Indentured Heart 4 The Gentle Rebel 5 The Saintly Buccaneer 6 The Holy Warrior 7 The Reluctant Bridegroom 8 The Last Confederate 9 The Dixie Widow 10 The Wounded Yankee
It had been five years since they'd seen either Sky or his boy—from the time their son left with his family for ... I'm grateful for your mercies on Sky and Joey. ... Sky smiled broadly at the old memories this scene brought back.
Author: Gilbert Morris
Publisher: Baker Books
Daniel Chacón follows his critically praised debut collection of short stories, Chicano Chicanery, with this brilliant debut novel, destined to become a classic in Chicano-American literature. Joey Molina had never been in a fight. The very thought of violence upset him. He only wanted to be an actor, and so he read plays and learned new words with his mother. When he's cast in the lead role in the school play, he's eager to go home and tell his family about it, but his parents have an announcement of their own. In a climb up the socioeconomic ladder, the Molinas move from their Central California barrio to a small town in Oregon where they are one of only three Latino families. The kids in Joey's school assume that since he's a Chicano from California, he must know about gangs and street life. This is when Joey assumes the acting role of his young life. In order to win instant popularity, fear, and respect, he tells everyone that he was in a gang, that he was a member of vato loco, a tough street gang who fought with knifes and chains, and yes, sometimes guns ("Sometimes death was involved," he tells them). The kids listen to his stories with rapt attention. When they urge Joey to start a gang in their small Oregon town, he does, and his new friends become unwitting actors in the comedy of which he is the writer, the director, and the star. However, after years of posturing as a tough guy, he wonders, is he a gang leader, or is he still acting? In the gang fight battle royal, Joey Molina must face his most powerful rivals, his family, and himself. Daniel Chacón renders the heart and soul of his memorable characters with extraordinary insight, crafting a profound story that resonates with emotional intensity.
scent of fresh sage and ditch water in the air, sunflowers blooming along the banks like children. Joey screamed with joy when the kite got so high in the sky that some kids down the street pointed at it, their mouths open and their ...
Author: Daniel Chacon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
FURTHER HINTS ON FORMING A “ BOY'S OWN ” POSTAL. chief at Mswa station , appeared . ... Joey . A boy robs an old miser . He carries away his ward , an exquisitely beautiful young lady . ... Joey . This is sky - larking ! [ E.cit .
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