It's Launch Day Today!
March 1, 2011
Barney and the Runaway
Okay, I'll admit that the launch of a new book may not seem quite as dramatic as when the Shuttle leaves Earth, but it's an exciting day nonetheless. Today, Barney and the Runaway is now available nationally from your favorite bookstore or online source. I hope you’ll pick up a copy for your young readers. Several five star reviews have already been posted on various sites and positive comments continue to come in.
Here’s what author Jerry B. Jenkins has said, "Max Elliot Anderson brings a lifetime of dramatic film and video production to the pages of his action adventures and mysteries."
Barney and the Runaway
Author: Max Elliot Anderson
Audience: 8 – 12 and up; especially boys
Barney and the Runaway tells the story of Michael Ellis, who has recently told his parents to start calling him Mike from now on. He especially hated the way they were always telling him what to do. Mike decides to teach his parents a lesson by pretending to run away for a day with his dog Barney.
The plan gets a bit more complicated than planned when Mike and Barney hide in a railroad boxcar, fall asleep, and end up in Georgia with a circus in the middle of the night. Fortunately for the runaways, Big Bob the Clown takes Mike and Barney to safety in his wagon. Mike decides that living and performing with the circus might be a good idea until Big Bob opens Mike’s eyes to his unfortunate past.
Mike’s encounter with this grown up runaway, in the circus, helps him to understand that his parents truly love him. Then Mike and Barney save the circus. Through it all, Mike learns the importance of family.
Parents often punish their children, but only because they love and want what is best for them, not because they don’t care. Even though the life of a circus performer with a circus family may appear fun, if given a choice, most would agree that living in a warm home with loving, caring parents is the preferred choice. As the saying goes, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” After Mike overhears some unsettling news and both he and Barney are involved in a scary and dangerous crime, Mike learns his lesson before it’s too late.
Several new titles are planned for release. Audio books and e-books are also planned, so keep checking back on this blog for further details.
Barney and the Runaway. Parents will appreciate this new book…but kids are gonna love it.
Max Elliot Anderson
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Max Elliot Anderson’s NEW adventure, Barney and the Runaway, is out. Find info at http://booksandboys.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much!
A fine and thoughtful read...Rebelling against one's parents is rarely thought out the best it can be. "Barney and the Runaway" tells the story of Mike Ellis, who flees his parents with his dog, sick of their rules. Ending up in a circus, Mike soon learns that parental love may not be obvious, but it's always there. A story of a child coming to understand their parents, "Barney and the Runaway" is a fine and thoughtful read.
Midwest Book Review