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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Pages:246
  • eBook ISBN:9789769619609

Ode to the One-Eyed Lady - Youth Edition

by Dr. Henry W. Anderson

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My name is Edgar Leslie and I am twelve years old, soon to be thirteen. My father's name is Richard and he is 35 years old. My mother is Emma and she is 30. I have two sisters and a brother. Natasha is 9, Gabriel is 6, and Erika is 3. I will tell you a story, an amazing story, a terrible story, most of which I experienced myself, trapped on a beautiful island off the coast of Belize. Other happenings were told to me, at a later date, and some I relate based on incidents that occurred. I must thank those who assisted me, greatly, in bringing together my story about a lady, a powerful one-eyed lady named Dorothy, Hurricane Dorothy.
Ode To The One-Eyed Lady - Youth Edition is written through the eyes of twelve year old Edgar Leslie, unlike the original edition; yet, it is written for and will be enjoyed by all ages. Ode To The One-Eyed Lady - Youth Edition not only tells the incredible story of Edgar and his family being trapped on Frangipani Isle off the coast of Belize as powerful Hurricane Dorothy approaches, but provides in its notes, illustrations, and appendix, much information about hurricanes that have approached Belize, as well as other interesting facts and pictures. In the E-book, there are 41 notes, 38 illustrations, a total of 82 images of which 54 are in the Appendix.
About the author
Dr. Henry W. Anderson was born in Dangriga, Belize. He received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. After medical internship in Nassau, The Bahamas, he returned home to practice where he had his Private Practice Clinic for over twenty years. He also served as District Medical Officer for the Stann Creek District. He has served Belize in other ways. He served as a soldier in the British Honduras Volunteer Guards. In politics, he contested both municipal and general elections. As a diplomat, he was stationed in Washington D.C. and in Guatemala City. He has been nominated to several Boards and is a Justice of the Peace. Three of Dr. Anderson's works have been published in Belize. They are The Son of Kinich, a volume of poetry; The Eddy, a collection of short stories; Ode to the One-Eyed Lady, a novel about a hurricane approaching Belize. Recently published, both as printed and E-books, are Christ Son Of Man - The Voyage To Araboth II, and the first three books of the Sisimito Series: Sisimito I - Ox Witz Ha, Sisimito II - Xibalba, and Sisimito III - Topoxte. Ode To the One-Eyed Lady - Youth Edition is being released at this time as a printed book, e-book, and POD. The late Ambassador Edward A. Laing wrote: "Mastery over form and catholic technique are staples in this poet's work, which is very accessible". Belizean writer Emory King contributed: "Your poems indicate a depth of thought and a way with words that is rare in this age of sound-bytes and digest opinions". The Reporter Press stated: "Every now and then, a Belizean writer produces a cerebral work that is so intellectually stimulating that it leaves one staring beyond the book and into space". Minister of Education, C. B. Hyde wrote on Ode to the One-Eyed Lady: "I have come to the conclusion that this is a great book, not because it is enjoyable and easy to read, although it is, but it is, perhaps, the best book ever written on the subject with which it deals". Dr. Anderson was the first medical student to be awarded the 'Use of English Prize' at the University of the West Indies. Dr. Anderson is married to Stephanie, née Gegg-Grange. They have four children, fourteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Presently, they reside in Minnesota, U.S.A.