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  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:448
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098375676

Chocolate Kid

by Mark Mitchell

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Overview

"Chocolate Kid"—dedicated to kids everywhere who love reading, ice cream, chocolate, golf & football, sports, and fun.

Included in the body of the copyright & trademark protected text are 9 original fun songs and tunes by Mark Mitchell. 

*Importantly, 3 of the original songs with tunes are football songs designed to delight and arouse crowds as they sing along at their favorite games: “Football Fever,” “Fight,” “We’re Going to Rock You Over.”  (Take your book to your game and sing as cheerleaders, the band, and the crowd might join you)

*A full list of Mystery’s LLC's incredible reads and many protected book and content’s fun-loving, dramatic, heart-warming, entertaining characters can be found at www.clubhousebooks.org

*Mystery's books are rich with fascinating characters, more wonderful songs, and 65 % of the portfolio is focused on fun, properly blended, astounding fictional adventures where golf is involved in small to significant ways; 25% on varied blended sports mystery; 10% on thrilling discoveries across the world.

This glossy hardcover book is a case bound book (case bound books make an impressive presentation, exude quality, and have a weighty constitution, a good feel to them.

Paperback Chocolate Kid (below): $25.00 


Description
This is a novel about Kannapolis Isenbutter Druesdorph (K.D.), "The Kid," a child prodigy, who is a genius at many things, but mainly baking, math, and general enthusiasm. He comes to stay with his uncle for a couple of weeks and is adopted by the young people of the town (the Friends) who are something of a gang unto themselves, with a spectacular clubhouse where they regularly hang out. The Friends play golf, tennis, and football; they fish and they bike; they hold elaborate parties and events; they read, watch movies, and play board games, all together. Although younger than most of them, KD is adored by all. One day, he goes to the bank with his uncle where two bungling robbers we've been tracking stage a heist and take KD as hostage. The second part of the novel unfolds mainly with KD and the two nitwit thieves, who are mostly lovable and are susceptible to KD's charms and to his subterfuge that ultimately undermines their robbery. This is a young person's novel in the vein of older Disney movies from the 60s and 70s, full of goodwill, odd characters, high adventure, and good old American know-how and gumption triumphing in the end. It's a sort of fantasia on childhood from another era, with the independent and free-spirited life the children mainly lead. With their clubhouse, good spirits, adventure, interest in all things from sports and outdoors to reading to high jinx, there is no sense of meanness or jealousy or sexual tension amongst the children, although the roles are still quite gendered (girls tend to cook, clean and make rules for the boys, who play football, golf, fish, and paint and fix things). Although clearly set in current time (with references to cellphones, etc.) it reads like a book from another time. It's something of a combination of Dr. Seuss and Broadway musical that uses colorful, poetic and unusual verbs for describing speech. The names of people and places, some of the language that is used, and the descriptions of people and places are quite outrageous and comical, making the whole thing something of a lark.
About the author
Member: North Carolina Writer's Network Creative Writing awards: • William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest, (Words & Wisdom, New Orleans) international competition, novel: 7 consecutive years (2012 to 2020) of awards as short list or semi-finalist winner • Ice Age Mystery (short list: 2012; novel classification) • San Francisco Gold (semi-finalist: 2013; novel classification) • (2014 did not submit) • Rubber Band Man (semi-finalist: 2015; novel classification) • Chocolate Kid (semi-finalist: 2016; novel classification) • Mystery & Pirating Perils (semi-finalist: 2017; novel classification) • Land of Mystical Scents (semi-finalist: 2018; novel classification) • Mayan Miracles (semi-finalist: 2019; novel classification) Furman University BA, MA, education, health & physical education; science Teacher, private & public schools, Greenville SC, science, math, health Business owner: Mystery's LLC (sole owner; filed, current with secretary of state commerce, Georgia business division)—a high-quality entertainment, reading, fun golf (and sports) portfolio consisting of fictional & historic fiction books designed for ages 5 to 18 (with carryover to older ages), discovery books to enhance reading, motivate physical activity, 65 % of the portfolio focused on golf; 25% on varied sports; 10% on fun, fictional discovery stories with lovable characters: (Lover of natural settings, parks, recreation, fishing, hiking trails mountains to sea, canoeing; likes coin collections, restaurants of all kinds, movies, plays, orchestras, contemporary, cinematic, country, some gospel music; group physical activities, cards of all kinds, sunsets, quiet places, zoos, animals in the wild, bird-watching, enjoys all physical activities, experienced runner, swimming, bowling, participation in golf (played over 40 courses) & tennis, soccer; low round, golf: 74; one, hole in one; participated in football, basketball, baseball in younger years, high school, college, intramural and competitive high school competition)
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