Please recommend
   using these social sharing buttons:




  book details  

  books by Alan James Garner  



Book: The Long and Short Adventures of Eamon Birdsley by Alan J. Garner

Book: The Long and Short Adventures of Eamon Birdsley by Alan J. Garner

categories: Book, Childhood, Flights Of Fancy, Growing Pains, Stammering, Bullying, Synergebooks, Eamon Birdsley, Children's Short Stories, Growing Up, New Zealand, Children's Fantasy

Alan James Garner

about this book: This book, aimed at younger readers, is a fanciful imagining of my own cherished boyhood. Based loosely on my experiences growing up several decades ago in Hastings, New Zealand, when the world seemed a simpler place, facts are interspersed with fantasy in a breathless romp which propels the reader to a bygone era, when books were printed on paper, cordless phones were science fiction and cars were manual drives, not automatics.

A collection of linked tales rather than a traditonal single story, it follows the growing pains of Eamon Birdsley, a chubby lad with a stammer, as he deals with bullying, the ups and downs of friendship and the perpetual mystery that is girls. Blessed with a vivid imagination he indulges in the flights of fancy that provide escapism for kids everywhere. Dreams of transforming into a superhero, time travel back to prehistory, rocketing to the stars and confronting humungous alien robots making planetfall of Earth hurtle Eamon Birdsley and the reader through various realms, only to bump back to reality at the close of each escapade. Did these wild adventures really happen or were they just the product over a boy's overactive mind? I'll leave that for you, the reader, to decide.

Just remember, adults seek to recapture that same escapism by reading books...for are we not simply grown up kids?

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...

Learn more about this book

Other books by Alan James Garner

Wizard\'s Goal (Terrath) by Alan J. Garner
Three Times Chosen by Alan J. Garner
Chosen One by Alan J. Garner
Chosen Too by Alan J. Garner





More Reviews

   • Book Review: Theo Mallier - Growing Pains by Andrew Culyer
   • Book Review: Chosen Too by Alan J. Garner

  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed

Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like | Boost Your Karma

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.