Neddy and Little Roy Go To Town

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Author House, Feb 12, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Neddy is a small but precocious seven year old who wears sunglasses due to his light sensitive eyes. He and his larger than average size twelve year old cousin, Little Roy, are best friends who enjoy adventures together in their idyllic hometown. On a sunny day in May, they take a walk through downtown in order to mail a package containing a birthday present for Neddy’s grandmother. But when Neddy and Little Roy arrive at the post office they find that they have lost the package and have no idea how to locate it. Fortunately for the boys, one of the leading ladies of the town, Mrs. Mamie Mercer, comes to their rescue. The town is nearly turned upside down when Neddy and Little Roy, aided by Mrs. Mercer and friends, search for the missing package but during their adventure, the boys learn the importance of responsibility, teamwork and perseverance.

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Brian D. Brookover has had an interest in how children adapt to physical and mental challenges beginning early in life when he developed friendships with children possessing a variety of disabilities. Their optimism, generosity and humor, despite difficult circumstances, provided the inspiration for Neddy and Little Roy. As a husband and the father of three, he believes that children deserve to be surrounded by adults who guide and care for them as they grow. He was fortunate to benefit from wise and kind adults as a child; his parents, aunts and uncles and grandparents and other responsible and nurturing adults served as the inspiration for the adult characters in the book, particularly Mrs. Mercer. Mr. Brookover is also old enough to remember when young children regularly walked through small towns untroubled by many of today’s safety concerns. The setting for Neddy & Little Roy Go To Town is based on his recollections of thriving and welcoming downtowns, primarily in the Midwest. Finally, his interest in American idioms began early in life when he recognized the colloquial and often funny phrases people use to express themselves in conversation. By including idiomatic expressions in Neddy & Little Roy Go To Town, he hopes to introduce young readers to the humor and richness of American English. Brian D. Brookover has worked in the finance industry for more than two decades. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He lives with his wife and children in Chicago. This is his first children’s book.

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