By Ken Lancaster
About the book:
Sherman can’t aid it. He’s afraid. For a farm boy transforming into up in Oklahoma in the course of the summer time of 1953, there’s lots to be scared of – nuclear battle, tornados, the crazed milk cow lurking within the again pasture, the Ku Klux Klan, lock jaw, financial institution robbers, wasting that giant fish (again), hobos. Oh, and don’t disregard the large one. Hell. Sherman is particularly petrified of going to Hell.
But as a rule Sherman and his little brother Ray are scared of their oldest brother Merle. Merle is the type of titanic brother that retains you having a look over your shoulder. He’s as suggest because the satan himself. Sherman and Ray hate Merle. additionally they hate chickens, their urban slicker cousins and how their little sister practices the piano after dinner to prevent doing the dishes. additionally they will not be sizeable fanatics in their invalid different brother Leland, who spends his time mendacity in mattress in his lingerie studying comedian books and dreaming of a few day being Superman and flying around the farm.
Full of funny and tragic tales together with the useless rat within the piano bench, the “summer of the frogs”, the assault of the regularly evil Mad Milk Cow, the tale of ways the cleansing woman on the health facility turned an angel, a trip to the Landry farm through the Ku Klux Klan, a sad educate smash, a manhunt for an escaped convict, a pathetic first date, sizzling chocolate consuming contests, the embarrassment of being came across with wallet packed with loose Wildroot hair tonic samples – and more.
If you loved Tom Sawyer, To Kill A Mockingbird, Huckleberry Finn or Lake Wobegon Days, you will likely take pleasure in this book.