Dragonfly: A Childhood Memoir

Dragonfly: A Childhood Memoir

by W. Nikola-Lisa

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Overview

W. Nikola-Lisa explores new terrain—his childhood experiences growing up in south Texas during the early 1960s. Unlike his previous books, this is not a book for young children as the author explores the darker elements growing up in a harsh environment. Although the work feels like a memoir, it reads like a novel with the author’s spare, unrelenting narrative a perfect accompaniment to the time, place, and underlying familial issues. If you like this book, then you might also like Shark Man, a novel for the middle grades, which picks up where the author left off in Dragonfly taking the reader to the Florida beaches where young Billy-Boy learns how to skateboard, surf, and make new friends.Description: W. Nikola-Lisa explores new terrain—his childhood experiences growing up in south Texas during the early 1960s. Unlike his previous books, this is not a book for young children as the author explores the darker elements growing up in a harsh environment. Although the work feels like a memoir, it reads like a novel with the author’s spare, unrelenting narrative a perfect accompaniment to the time, place, and underlying familial issues. If you like this book, then you might also like Shark Man, a novel for the middle grades, which picks up where the author left off in Dragonfly taking the reader to the Florida beaches where young Billy-Boy learns how to skateboard, surf, and make new friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997252422
Publisher: Gyroscope Books
Publication date: 06/27/2010
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

W. Nikola-Lisa's interest in writing began as an elementary school teacher. He is the author of twenty-six books for readers young and old. Along with writing for various aged readers, Mr. Nikola-Lisa writes in a variety of genres including historical fiction, creative nonfiction, juvenile and middle grade fiction, and memoir. Some of his titles include Bein' With You This Way, Shake Dem Halloween Bones, How We Are Smart, and The Men Who Made the Yankees. An accomplished storyteller and musician, Mr. Nikola-Lisa enjoys sharing his writing experiences whenever possible. For more information, please visit his website at www.nikolabooks.com.

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