Kill the Farm Boy

Or at least laughs. What a hoot!”—Terry Brooks Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale.

Author: Kevin Hearne

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 1524797758

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 600

In an irreverent series in the tradition of Monty Python, the bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes. “Ranks among the best of Christopher Moore and Terry Pratchett.”—Chuck Wendig “When you put two authors of this high caliber together, expect fireworks. Or at least laughs. What a hoot!”—Terry Brooks Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told. This is not that fairy tale. There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened. And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell. There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he’s bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there’s the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy’s untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there’s a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar “happily ever after” that ever once-upon-a-timed. Praise for Kill the Farm Boy “A rollicking fantasy adventure that upends numerous genre tropes in audacious style . . . a laugh-out-loud-funny fusion of Monty Python–esque humor and whimsy à la Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.”—Kirkus Reviews “Dawson and Hearne’s reimagining of a traditional fairy tale is reminiscent of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride and William Steig’s Shrek! Irreverent, funny, and full of entertaining wordplay, this will keep readers guessing until the end.”—Library Journal “Will have you laughing out loud until strangers begin to look at you oddly.”—SyFy “A smart comedy . . . nuanced, complicated, and human.”—Tordotcom “[Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne] make fun of the typical ‘white male power fantasies,’ and in that, they succeed, with their heroes all characters of color and/or falling somewhere under the LGBTQ umbrella.”—Publishers Weekly



Autobiography of a Farm Boy

Taking into consideration the price of farm products at the two periods , the latter
price was cheaper than the former . To illustrate the ... for several years . And this
reminds me of one of the little incidents 76 AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FARM BOY.

Author: Isaac Phillips Roberts

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801475498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

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This autobiography of the first Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University offers an unconventional account of farm life in New York and the Middle West during the nineteenth century, and of the difficulties attendant upon building up a vital and progressive agricultural college. Born in Seneca County, New York, in 1833, Isaac Phillips Roberts emigrated west?first to Indiana, where he worked as a carpenter until he was able to buy a farm, and taught school during the winters; then, in 1862, to Mount Pleasant, Iowa, in a pioneer wagon with his wife, Margaret, and daughter. In 1869, he became the Superindent of the Farm and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Iowa Agricultural College at Ames, where he soon became Professor of Agriculture. In 1873, he returned to New York to take a similar position at Cornell University; shortly thereafer, he was made Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Director of the Experiment Station. During his thirty years of service in Ithaca, he wrote voluminously on agricultural subjects, and after his retirement, penned Autobiography of a Farm Boy, initially published in 1916, reissued by Cornell University Press in 1946, and now made available in paperback. He died in Palo Alto, California, in 1928.

Farm Boy City Girl

The book offers a rare glimpse into the Mid-20th Century history of both rural Iowa and of LGBTQ individuals in Middle America—told by one who was there.

Author: John "Gene" E. Dawson

Publisher: MiRiona Publishing

ISBN: 173462602X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 474

Finalist, First Non-Fiction, Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards, 2020 Runner Up, Nonfiction-Memoir, PenCraft Awards, 2020 Honorable Mention, LGBT, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, 2020 Finalist, LGBTQ: Non-Fiction, American Book Fest Best Book Awards, 2020 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Best LGBT Memoir, National Association of Book Entrepreneurs, Summer 2020 Farm Boy, City Girl: From Gene to Miss Gina details John "Gene" E. Dawson's life growing up in Depression-era Iowa in a poor farming Irish-Catholic family and his adult years spent living on the LGBTQ cultural edge in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and St. Louis. The book offers a rare glimpse into the Mid-20th Century history of both rural Iowa and of LGBTQ individuals in Middle America—told by one who was there. SYNOPSIS of Farm Boy, City Girl Part One, Farm Boy 1931-1949: Gene recounts his years growing up in the Great Depression, moving with his family from rental farm to rental farm until his parents could afford to purchase their own land and home. Life was difficult and often brutal for anyone during this time, but especially so for a gender-fluid gay child/teenager. Part Two, Transition and Tragedy 1950-1959: Gene initially leaves the farm and begins transitioning into his new life as a gay man in the cities of Cedar Rapids and St. Louis, adopting the "city girl" persona of Gina. But the tragic accidental death of his mother forces him to move back to his family's home in Iowa where he faces gut-wrenching family drama and the loving burden of helping to raise his three younger brothers. Part Three, City Girl 1960-: Gene returns to Cedar Rapids before finally moving on to live an open, full existence as Miss Gina in St. Louis. Even in the city though, life was quite hard for openly gay men, and Gene recounts multiple harrowing tales involving the brutality of police, gay bar life, and the unsung heroism of Midwestern LGBTQ people—years before the famous Stonewall riot in New York City.

Farm Boy

"This is the true life story of a boy growing up to manhood on an Illinois farm ... told in remarkably evocative photographs and in the words of the boy and his family ... the Hammers .

Author: Archie Lieberman

Publisher: New York : H. N. Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Farm life

Page: 360

View: 354

"This is the true life story of a boy growing up to manhood on an Illinois farm ... told in remarkably evocative photographs and in the words of the boy and his family ... the Hammers ... Lieberman decided to make a photographic record of Bill Junior as he grew up, married, and had a son of his own ... Then, when the story was complete, he sat down with the Hammers and taped their reflections as they looked back over twenty years and ahead to the future ... 240 illustrations"--Dust jacket.


Farm Boy

Remember when? Jake does. Share in his enlightenment about who he really is as opposed to who he thought other people thought he was. Turn a page and enjoy!

Author: Jim Beezley

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425123198

Category:

Page: 341

View: 902

Remember when? Jake does. Share in his enlightenment about who he really is as opposed to who he thought other people thought he was. Turn a page and enjoy!

Farm Boy

Now Obey and Farm Boy use to travel some distant apart to visit some friends
and family. And Obeys use to motivate Farm Boy quite often to be outgoing. They
use to go to night clubs to share some dancing and listening to music together.

Author: Cidi Mahammed

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 172839287X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 195

Farm boy wakes up in vibrant habitation, grows happily in Lion Mountain Nation. His childhood aspirations, is to be business professional and leads in life. After Farm Boy graduated from high school, life becomes unpalatable in the Lion Mountain Nation. Instability crops up and life turns upside down in the nation. He seeks refuge in the far countries over Sea Ocean, to better his life. He dwells with other friends and relatives in countries over the sea ocean. He embarks on professional training course. Soon then he experiences life break down, and this training course put on hold. Life becomes so unpleasant for Farm Boy, and struggle daily with life. He was admitted in to a mental institution. Medical practitioners’ works all angles to better Farm’s Boy life. He received care from medical professionals, while stay in hospital. His life improves, and restore to the state of good mental health. Farm Boy seeks religious worship to polish his life. He associates with many, in the name of the creator. He eventually becomes graduate professional. He becomes practitioner, helps to do business. He becomes an author, husband and father, raising kids, keeps the family, praising the creator.

Farm Boy

Harlan travels from the big city to spend some time with his cousins and sets off on a search for "Indian Treasure."

Author: Phil Stong

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Boys

Page: 80

View: 485

Harlan travels from the big city to spend some time with his cousins and sets off on a search for "Indian Treasure."

Abe

After she turned eighteen she accepted a ride home from a "singing" with Neil. It was her first experience and a bad one, and she never wanted to repeat it. In the meantime she had met Abraham "Abe" Schrock. Would he be different?

Author: B. Kjellberg

Publisher: Kjellberg Publishers

ISBN: 9780912868073

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 546

In Indiana farm country in 1957, seventeen-year-old Courtnee grows close to a boy from another Amish congregation, joins the church along with two friends, and helps Teena cope with a crush on a boy who is becoming more worldly.

Corn Farm Boy

But when he gets a taste of farmer’s work, will he be so sure it’s the life for him? This charming novel offers a detailed look at life on a farm and a snapshot of a time when a boy could quit school to work in the fields.

Author: Lois Lenski

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504022025

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 186

View: 898

An Iowa farm boy longs to quit school and join his dad working the land Dick comes home from school early and tells his mother he was sent home with a stomachache. She puts him to bed and tells him to get some sleep, but Dick can’t shut his eyes for a second. All his life he’s wanted to be a farmer—to quit school and join his father and brother driving tractors across their sprawling property—and today is his chance. His father is getting a 2nd tractor, and he’ll need Dick to drive it. Dick is certain that there’s nothing on the farm that he can’t handle. But when he gets a taste of farmer’s work, will he be so sure it’s the life for him? This charming novel offers a detailed look at life on a farm and a snapshot of a time when a boy could quit school to work in the fields.

Chesapeake Boyhood

His own drawings illustrate the stories, and they, too, win us over with their honesty and charm.

Author: William H. Turner

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801855894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 662

Chesapeake Boyhood is an account of growing up on the lower Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake during the years following the Great Depression. Turner's stories include rousing tales of 'coon hunting, crabbing, boat building, duck hunting, oyster tonging, and Saturday jaunts to town. Turner brings the characters, experiences, waterscape, and landscape of rural Virginia to life as no one has done before or is likely ever to do again. His own drawings illustrate the stories, and they, too, win us over with their honesty and charm.

A Farm Boy in the Rain

Robert wrote this book from memory while in his eighties, being totally blind for over thirty years. The story starts with a description of his childhood years.

Author: Robert Brown

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 164350942X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 663

A Farm Boy in the Rain is Robert Brown’s uplifting memoir of a poor farm boy who stood in the rain weeping at the hand fortune had dealt him, but who actually went on to have an interesting and fruitful life. It is a true story of how he met and overcame many daunting challenges in his life including devastating blindness. It is a story of the many people he met and worked with over the years, what he saw, and what he accomplished. Robert wrote this book from memory while in his eighties, being totally blind for over thirty years. The story starts with a description of his childhood years. As a child he witnessed the death of a beloved grandparent and the destruction of his family, agonizing sickness, and finally rescue. Throughout the book, he tries to show how miracles always accompanied the events in his life. He describes in detail what he saw and heard in those years, that slipped by rapidly — the years of economic depression, World War II, the fifties, the sixties, and all the remaining decades of the twentieth century. A Farm Boy in the Rain is an uplifting story of determination and perseverance.

From the Imagination of a West Texas Farm Boy

The stories in this book are compiled from many that I have written.

Author: Dickie Raymon Reedy

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781605633183

Category: Fiction

Page: 52

View: 981

The stories in this book are compiled from many that I have written. Some are humorous and others are historical fiction. They were written from my imagination and from stories I told at schools. Many teachers recommended that I have the stories published, and I tried for seven or eight years. Then I started attending aPoetry in Motion, a a poets club, and Richard Scarbrough recommended that I try PublishAmerica. With a little coaxing, I agreed, and here we are. I began to tell stories when my young son and daughter began to fuss going home after a vacation. To survive an extremely long drive across Arizona and New Mexico, I would entertain them by making up stories.




The Adventures of a Tennessee Farm Boy

The Adventures of a Tennessee Farm Boy, is a true story about a farm boy growing up on a farm in rural Middle Tennessee and making the journey from the farm to the courtroom, where he was active in trial and appellate practice of law for ...

Author: Allen Shoffner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468562886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

View: 593

The Adventures of a Tennessee Farm Boy, is a true story about a farm boy growing up on a farm in rural Middle Tennessee and making the journey from the farm to the courtroom, where he was active in trial and appellate practice of law for more than fifty-six years. The author honors people who have been a positive influence in his life and shares with reader true stories about his life on the farm and in the courtroom.

Farm Boy

As he tells the stories, he slowly reveals a shameful secret--a secret that he's kept to himself for years. This charming book speaks to the bond between generations, and captures the spirit of rural life and the love of horses.

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545450152

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 216

Farm Boy is the heartwarming sequel to War Horse, the beloved novel that has been made into a hit play and a major motion picture. For years, Joey was a war horse, pulling ambulance carts and artillery through the battlefields of World War I. When he finally returned home to Albert and the farm, he was treated like a hero. But his adventures had only just begun. Now, generations later, Albert's son loves to tell his own grandson stories about the remarkable horse. He tells him of Joey's feats in the war, and of the time when the family risked everything betting that Joey could win a daring race. As he tells the stories, he slowly reveals a shameful secret--a secret that he's kept to himself for years. This charming book speaks to the bond between generations, and captures the spirit of rural life and the love of horses.