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The Boy Who Spoke To A Stone By Terrence P. Nelson
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Denny Skylar appears to be a regular guy about to enter his teenage years. He is keen about sports and has set up his own personal laboratory where he collects various specimens, analyzes artifacts,... More > and conducts ground-breaking experiments. However, Denny cannot tolerate sound. Any noise above a whisper is painful and torturous. His parents have protected him from the outside world by moving to a quiet, isolated home in the country on the edge of Digger Hills. He is home-schooled and has never set foot in a classroom. Cracks begin to form in this idyllic world when Denny Skylar hears a mysterious, distant cry for help.< Less
The Boy Who Jumped By Terrence P. Nelson
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“Help us! Help us! Our son is missing,” screamed a voice on the emergency police line. And so begins the amazing search for 13 year old Logan Fletcher. The evidence indicates that the... More > boy exited his room through his bedroom window. However, what baffles investigators is that he appears to have left through a window, 19 stories above the ground! A police report is the basis of the incredible story of Logan Fletcher (whose name has been changed for privacy reasons.) Logan Fletcher is missing. Popular, talented, bright and athletic, he somehow has left his apartment through an open window,19 stories above the ground. Has Logan been kidnapped? Is he a run-away? Are the apparent sightings of the boy genuine? Are witnesses believable? Has there been a pattern of this behaviour by the missing boy? Join Detective Tony Wallace as he investigates the twists and turns in the unusual tale of Logan Fletcher, The Boy Who Jumped.< Less
People Like Us By Terrence P. Nelson
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When 13 year old Creed Norman asked his teacher if a tree could possibly cry when someone chopped it with an axe, she replied, “No Creed. Trees have no organ or actual part with which to make... More > sound. They have no voice. They cannot cry. Other trees have no hearing organs. They can't hear. There is a pseudoscience that may embrace talking trees, but they also believe in bigfoot, aliens, and time travel. Thinking a tree can cry is called anthropomorphism. It means that we transfer human characteristics onto plants, animals, or inanimate objects.” The teacher was fascinated with the young man's question saying, “Creed, if there is now a tree genetically capable of feeling emotions and speaking, I don't know of anyone who has heard you know of anyone?" “Yes I do,” Creed responded with a quiet confidence. “It's me. I heard a tree. I heard a tree cry.”< Less
The Snaker Boys By Terrence P. Nelson
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The Snaker Boys is a novel of mystery, adventure, humour and drama for young people 10 to 14 years of age. There are numerous sightings of a mysterious creature, possibly a Sasquatch, roaming... More > throughout the community of Digger Hills. Ryan Newcastle leads the search along with his foster brother, Jeff. The boys must navigate around the humorous, harsh, and sometimes tragic experiences of their friends and neighbours, as well as confront some reptilian challenges, to answer the Bigfoot Mystery. The Snaker Boys is the second book in the Digger Hills Series, following A Digger's Grave. As an experienced educator, the author has structured this high-interest novel with enlarged and varied fonts and wider spacing, in order to appeal to a broader range of young readers.< Less
A Way Past Like By Terrence P. Nelson
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A Way Past Like is a novel for young people, 10-14 years old, that takes place during a single summer at an isolated cottage by Cougar Lake. It shows the challenges, adventures, and the interactions... More > of a grandfather, and his 12 year old grandson as they both cope with changes in their lives. The novel is set against the beautiful and sometimes brutal backdrop of nature as everyone and everything struggles to survive.< Less
The Words Of A Legend By Terrence P. Nelson
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The Words Of A Legend is a novel of mystery, suspense, and adventure for young readers. 13 year old Legend Rugger seems to have the ideal life: a loving family, good friends, and a future as a... More > long-distance runner. However, his plan to compete in the Provincial Spelling Competition seems to lead to the unraveling of his life as certain words appear to take on a power of their own. Words on his list begin to fulfill their very definition and Legend is caught up in the bizarre and often frightening consequences. Who would have thought that studying certain spelling words could make them come true? Is it just a coincidence or is it possible that young Legend Rugger is responsible for “pulling down” onto himself, his friends, and the town of Jubilation Valley, a series of tragic events. A meteor, a runaway truck, tornadoes, wild dogs, and even an alligator emerge as the dramatic consequences with which Legend must contend, all because he studied his spelling.< Less
A Digger's Grave By Terrence P. Nelson
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A Digger's Grave is a novel for young people 10-14 years of age. As the story unfolds, Ryan Newcastle, a popular basketball player goes missing after school. Over the next several hours, we follow... More > the frantic search by his friends, family, and the people of Digger Hills, as time slips away. Injured and alone, young Ryan must cling to hope as he awaits rescue from his underground prison.< Less
The Boy Who Forged A Masterpiece By Terrence P. Nelson
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With a father overseas in the military, and a mother busy selling real estate, 13 year old Cooper Marshall spends much of his life painting in his small, basement studio or lofty tree house. Almost... More > no one is aware that this boy is a genius who can reproduce paintings in the style of the great masters...but one person does. Cooper Marshall decision to forge a masterpiece and replace it with a painting of his own has a dramatic affect on the lives of people throughout Digger Hills. Events spin out of his control when a “run-away” painting meanders its way through town, touching and altering the lives of anyone who touches it. Partnering up with Mississauga Slaughter, (a young girl named after a rattlesnake) they desperately try to track it down. This adventure leads to excitement, drama, and self-discovery as they search for the missing painting.< Less
The Bus To Destiny By Terrence P. Nelson
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Everyday,12 year old Jimmy Thunder steps onto a bus and goes searching for his dog Smoocher, along the endless maze of city streets. Throughout this journey, he befriends a variety of passengers who... More > become inspired by his passion and determination to find his beloved friend. Jimmy Thunder escapes the abuse at home and the bullying at school by traveling the winding streets on a city bus. The school officials think he has moved and his mother assumes he's at school. His bus fares are purchased with his lunch money, and each day he sets off in search of his destiny: to find the only living soul who genuinely loves him...his old dog Smoocher. This is a novel of tragedy as well as strength and hope, revealed as Jimmy Thunder meanders through the streets of the city, desperate to find some far-off “dog farm”. This is a journey that touches the lives of his fellow passengers and reveals that deep within this wounded boy, is a true heroic character.< Less
Letters On A Door By Terrence P. Nelson
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Honeysuckle Road is the most prestigious address in town...except for one house. The occupant has not left his home in three years and has communicated with no one. All attempts by neighbours to... More > contact him have had no results. As neglect of the property and seclusion of the resident continue, neighbours begin taping letters onto his front door, hoping to make a connection. Open the front door of this book and you can read the letters that await the occupant, should he decide to read them. Each letter may reveal the character of the sender and some insight into the recluse behind the door.< Less