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J.Allan Johnson: JIMBO'S WORLD
Ghost Town Adventure - Book #1: The Lost Channel Mystery By J. Allan Johnson
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Kevin Coulter and Jenny Baker live at opposite ends of the continent. And, even though they are half-brother and half-sister, neither of them knows that the other exists. There is one very important... More > common thread they share and that is a father who mysteriously disappeared so very long ago. What does a meteor from deep space striking the Sudbury basin thousands of years ago, a curmudgeon of a grandfather, some ancient gold coins, and a remote fishing lodge in Northern Ontario have to do with bringing them together? Kevin and Jenny will answer these questions when the mystery of Lost Channel is solved. But can they accomplish any of this given the enormous odds against them? Join them in their spirited adventure as they experience the boundaries of both time and space in their exhilarating quest to find a long lost father.< Less
Full Court Press By J. Allan Johnson
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Does life imitates sport or does sport imitate life? Full Court Press, tackles this question in an action packed adventure aimed at the teenage market. Basketball is the driving force in the lives of... More > five teen boys. Although they are from different backgrounds and life experiences, the game of basketball throws them together, and challenges them to meet their problems head on. Teamwork and support for one another evolves as their guiding principle, even though their lives spin out of control. There are trials and there are tribulations, but the underdog Titans make their way to the climactic District Championship Final. What happens there, and how the characters respond to it, culminates their journey into young adulthood. Indeed, a rag tag group of boys evolve into a team of solid young men, demonstrating that the Full Court Press of life can be overcome.< Less
Last Stand On Oak Street By J. Allan Johnson
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Let me introduce you to a young man with vision. Dustin Jenkins, a spirited thirteen-year-old, senses that he’s become a little fish in an immense ugly ocean. He and his family are forced to... More > move from their idyllic small town to his grandparent’s small bungalow located deep within the urban landscape. Dustin becomes overwhelmed by the confining space of his new home as well as the discomfort he feels dealing with a grandfather who is incoherent and wheelchair bound. His new school is harsh, loud and foreign to him. Most of all, he discovers that his feelings are raging out of control. Dustin is convinced that he has lost his identity. Must he resist these changes? Can he fight back? How will he cope? Who will he turn to? Last Stand is a 30 000 word middle-grade, contemporary novel that retells how Dustin, with the support of an assorted group of new friends and old contacts, overcomes feelings of anger and resentment to successfully reestablishes his identity.< Less
The Best of Grumpy's Journal By Jim Johnson
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Well, as you might already know, Jimbo has had his moments. In fact, he’s had so many that some of his friends refer to incidents they’ve seen, or done themselves as a “Jimbo... More > Moment.” Many shorten the expression to, “Now that was a Jimbo!” or “What a Jimbo!” Believe me, I take it all in stride. Really I find it all rather complimentary. But, I’ll let you be the judge as you read about some of the best of “Jimbo’s Greatest Moments”. These are the classics that were posted on the Funny or Die Website. I’ve used this site to expand my writing and to stick to the “write something everyday” credo. Writing humor pieces also has got me through the doldrums of the past few winters. Most of these were under the heading of, “GRUMPY’S JOURNAL”. Please note this is Funny or Die, a Will Ferrell Website, so any off color remarks are purely intentional.< Less
A Freddy and Mouse Adventure: Book #2 By J. Allan Johnson
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THE GREAT SPOOK HILL ADVENTURE: Book Two Freddie and Mouse are it again. A simple argument over a game of Four Square leads to another hilarious adventure. It all begins with Stinky Brown’s fat... More > finger poking in Freddy’s chest. The boys are tired of having conflicts with their friends Stinky and Four Eyes. It seems that every game they play ends up in some kind of a spat. Freddie and Mouse propose that the four of them compete in a Survival Challenge while camping out on the crest of notorious Spook Hill. They will compete in six challenges, the results of which will determine, once and for all, which team is the better of the two. Indeed,their adventure will become the ultimate challenge: the reality show to end all reality shows! Will they be able to overcome the prying eyes and intervention of the obnoxious Watson twins? Is there any truth to the rumor that the ghost of Will Travers walks the paths of Spook Hill each night? Are those wolf howls they hear real or imagined?< Less
A Freddy and Mouse Adventure: Book #1 By J. Allan Johnson
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FREDDY AND THE FRIDGE CRITTER: Book One Science tells us that opposites attract. Try placing the opposite pole of two magnets close to one another and you'll see that those magnets jump together with... More > a snap. People around Centerville say that it's just about the same with Freddy Sloan and Jonathon ‘Mouse’ Phillips. No two boys appear quite so different, but place them in the same room and their snap often erupts into a pop. Together, they make an awesome combination. In fact, a mystery for Freddy and Mouse can begin as innocently as the appearance of a flying blob of mush! Freddie and the Fridge Critter is a middle-grade, contemporary novel that retells how Freddie and Mouse solve a mystery and turn the tables on a pair of schoolyard bullies.Take a look at the first book in the Freddie and Mouse Mystery Series.< Less