SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sunbury Press has released Ricky Bruce’s Dot and Scribble Fall into Adventure, the first volume in this new middle-grade series.
When you fall into an adventure, you never know where you’re gonna land.
Hudson hunched over his desktop and stared at the blank sheet again. He gripped his pencil and leaned over the desk surface as if he were about to dive into the picture. He was ready to create.
With long strokes, he drew the outline of a lake and a mountain with two peaks. He picked the higher mountain peak and drew a castle made of stones. Then he connected the castle to the lake with a winding path. After filling in the landscape with trees, he pulled back from his picture and nodded his head.
The book on medieval history sat propped opened against the wall near Hudson’s stacks of books. He had books on every subject: space, animals, geography, the world wars, and many more; but his current favorite was the book with pictures of knights, dragons, and mysterious castles.
His grandfather, whose desk he sat at, would have been proud of all the reading he’d done on the Middle Ages that week. The current chapter displayed a picture of a typical 11th century scene. Serfs performed their daily duties in one section, working crops and selling goods, while knights trained with weapons in another section.
The picture Hudson drew was supposed to be a copy of that picture, but it lacked the realism he wanted. Life was like that for Hudson. He could never quite make the picture into a work of art.
“I need a few characters,” Hudson said. “I need a knight, a few dragons… a troll or two, and a princess.”
About the Author:
Rick Crawford, aka Ricky Bruce, lives in San Jose, California with his wife Marcia and son Clay. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and a Master of Arts in Education. He has 15 years of teaching experience and is currently an Educational Specialist for a charter school. He is the author of Ricky Robinson Braveheart and Stink Bomb. You can find his blog at www.rickybruce.com.
Dot and Scribble Fall into Adventure
Authored by Ricky Bruce
List Price: $9.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General