Genre: Humorous fiction, coming
A time when things were simpler and every day was an adventure...
A King in a Court of Fools begins with a book -- The Book of Tom -- a journal writing assignment from Tom Ryan's sixth-grade teacher, Sister Jeanne Lorette. That's what she called it. Tom called it punishment. In it, he chronicles the adventures of the Caswell Gang, a group of siblings and friends with two things in common -- their love of adventure and their allegiance to Tom, their king.
The 1950s book was misplaced a long time ago, and all the children have since grown up, but Harry, Tom's youngest brother, still remembers it and retells for us one of its stories in a nostalgic, heartwarming, and humorous way that will have you wishing for adventure, too.
First published as a serialized novel, A King in a Court of Fools is the adventures of the anti-hero from Four Years from Home, Tom Ryan, as told by his brother Harry. Set in the 1950s, A King... is a nostalgic story of friendship, love, rivalry, and growing up. Suitable for ages 10 to infinity and beyond.
Reviews from Amazon.com
5-stars A Wonderous Trip into the Past
something to be said about what 'was'. That time before we became what we are as
adults, often funny, sometimes sad, but always important.
5-stars Absolutely Charming
This warm and humorous story -- something of a nostalgia piece -- takes the reader back to childhood as the tale leisurely unfolds, breathing life into the young Caswell gang and their adventures. An absolutely charming book.