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The True Tales of Shorty Stevens

Steve Buchanan

Published May 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781425932718
Paperback
164 pages
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The True Tales of Shorty Stevens tells the adventures of three best friends during the great depression . The story is situated in the Ico Community of southwest Arkansas. Some 25 miles south of Little Rock, just outside of Sheridan, the town isMoreThe True Tales of Shorty Stevens tells the adventures of three best friends during the great depression . The story is situated in the Ico Community of southwest Arkansas. Some 25 miles south of Little Rock, just outside of Sheridan, the town is full of hard working railroad and timber industry families. Shorty Stevens, nine years old and full of life is the leader of the group. Blessed with the gift of gab, he tells stories almost too big to be true. His best pal since the time they could walk is Easter Rhodes, also nine. He loves to read, and someday wants to be a writer. Hes usually stuck smack dab in the middle of one of Shortys schemes, but he doesnt seem to mind too much! The last in the group is Scooter McElroy. Hes eight and sometimes a little shy. He and his folks moved down to Ico from Little Rock a few years before, so he hasnt known the others as long as theyve known each other, but theyre all as close as peas and carrots just the same. The year is 1933. No television. No video games. No magic Wizards, with magical powers. These boys have to find their own adventures in and around town. It doesnt take long before an adventure jumps up and finds them! Shortys Pa, Johnny was over at the Ico Grocery when it all started. He told the folks there about a ghost story hed heard when he was a boy. The others just looked in amazement as Johnny Stevens went on and on about a Ghost Gal that was killed on bad roads going to her honeymoon. Why, shed be seen for years and years, just standing by the side of the road with a suitcase in her hand waiting for a ride to meet her Mister. Of course, once they got there, shed disappear from the car leaving the driver surprised andconfused. Shorty overhears his Daddy telling this story with great enthusiasm, and it definitely piques his interest in Ghost Hunting! He tells the others about what hes heard that fateful day. After lots of convincing, they decide to go on a ghost hunt some 12 miles a