Is this the book that launched a thousand quips and spurned the thoughtless glowers of idioms? Or, is this a funny, heart-warming tale of a bunch of kids who stick together through thick and thin and solve a mystery in the process?
A King in a Court of Fools begins with a book — The Book of Tom — a journal writing assignment from Tom Ryan’s sixth-grade teacher, Sister Jeanne Lorette. That’s what she called it. Tom called it punishment. In it, he chronicles the adventures of the Caswell Gang, a group of siblings and friends with two things in common — their love of adventure and their allegiance to Tom, their king.
The 1950s book was misplaced a long time ago, and all the children have since grown up, but Harry, Tom’s youngest brother, still remembers it and retells for us one of its stories in a nostalgic, heartwarming, and humorous way that will have you wishing for adventure, too.
I encourage you to read the sample, the first five chapters, and decide for yourself. First published as a weekly serial from April through August 2011, each chapter is designed to be a joy unto itself. My site also has the audio I recorded each week if you prefer to just listen. The audio is free for now.
Here is the link -> Larry's website
My hope is that you will enjoy reading A King in a Court of Fools as much as I enjoyed writing it.