A Boy On The Farm by M. Wayne Clark
Just like Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, this novel about life “back in the day” for an imagination farm boy is an endearing, timeless coming-of-age adventure that is sure to become a classic.
Just like Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, this novel about life “back in the day” for an imaginative farm boy is an endearing, timeless coming-of-age adventure that is sure to become a classic. Through Teddy’s eyes and heart, the idyllic farm life viewed in magazines and on TV appears to be out of reach. For Teddy, life looks so much better over the fence or down the road. He experiences his young life filled with disappointments, bullies, broken dreams, fear, strained relationships, and even death. In spite of it all, Teddy never quits believing in his dream of the way life can be. What keeps his dream alive? Why does Teddy run in the deep darkness of a cow pasture? What causes his cascade of confusing emotions? How do the eyes of Teddy’s heart enable him to come through a transformation? Readers, young and older, will find some of themselves in Teddy’s story—in his everyday struggles, wonderings, and moments of joy. One only has to read with the eyes of the heart and have the courage and hope to become a more complete self. In the transformation, there is always a blessing.