Tales from a Free-Range Childhood (Paperback)

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A cycle of twenty stories, each of which is focused on childhood friends, the antics of his neighborhood and school chums, and the mysteries of adult life seen through a child’s unerring eye.

About the Author

Donald Davis, a former Methodist minister from North Carolina, is an audience favorite at the National Storytelling Festival. Davis is the author of twelve previous books and numerous audio recordings of stories, most of which reflect his Appalachian childhood of the 1950s and 60s. He lives with his wife, Trish, on Ocracoke Island, NC.

Praise For…

“It's been a long time since Donald Davis' last book. If you've ever heard him tell his stories it is easy to "hear" him tell the stories in this collection as you read them, whether you've heard him tell them before or not. It is easy to picture yourself sitting around the front porch listening to these tales from Donald's childhood. Soon you feel like you know Mama, Daddy and Joe. Don't read this book in public unless you don't mind people staring at you when you laugh. These stories generate more laughter than tears (he's equally adept at producing both). This would be a perfect book for reading aloud on long car trips. It might be easier to get an audio version of the book, but trust me, these stories need to be read aloud.”
— Robert Byrd

“This book includes many of Donald Davis’s audience-favorite stories and many of my own favorites from his extensive repertoire. If you’re just discovering Donald Davis, read this book first!"      
— Jimmy Neil Smith, Founder of the International Storytelling Center

“Donald Davis tells stories from his childhood in North Carolina. No matter where you grew up, you will adore his stories and the heart he brings to them.” 
— Michael Parent, nationally-honored storyteller from Maine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781624911934
ISBN-10: 1624911935
Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc
Publication Date: September 1st, 2023
Pages: 246
Language: English