Synopses & Reviews
Grades 3-11. Strange Tales From A Boy's Life is a collection of surprising and humorous short stories published in Boys' Life Magazine by award-winning author J Louis Messina. These strange stories range from the whimsical to the absurd: A boy must find a snack that helps his teacher think.... The mysterious box a boy receives from his grandfather will give him anything he wants-but only once.... A man-eating plant stalks a boy in his messy room.... A magic mask helps a shy boy succeed... A student receives an ancient enchanted piano that makes music come to life. Each peculiar tale has that aura of the unexpected that tantalize the mind. Perfect choice for the reluctant reader. ..".Messina's work truly embodies the spirit of boyhood..." - Paula Murphey - Managing Editor - Boys' Life Magazine J Louis Messina is winner of the Paul A. Witty Short Story Award by the International Reading Association, the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Short Story Merit Award, and the Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy & Horror short story contest.