Children book section header background blue footer Children Books large icon Stan Stanton small icon small Lifeline Icon Holiday Novels Order Books! Timeless messages... fabulous illustrations. Arley Koran web header small HOME I MYSTERY NOVELS I CHILDREN BOOKS I HOLIDAY BOOKS I INSPIRATIONAL NOVELS I ORDER BIO I LINKS I PRAISE I GUEST BOOK I SITE MAP I CONTACT COPYRIGHT I PRIVACY Contents of this web site are copyrighted. ©2000-2012 Arley J. Koran unless otherwise noted. If you experience any problems with this site, please contact the web mistress. This site is best viewed with IE6 (or higher), a browser window sized at 1024 pixels wide or wider, and with a monitor display resolution set at 1280x1024.  Web design courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics Web Hosting Page last updated: July 28, 2010 blue divider Children book header text One thing is certain: The Adventures of ‘Jumping Jack” will brighten any reader’s and listener’s day, bringing pleasure every time it is read.  In each of these six short stories, Jumping Jack, a lovable grasshopper, travels through time; from coast to coast; and out of this world.  He gets into situations beyond belief that are loaded with humor. Jumping Jack sneaks aboard a spacecraft in the first story, “Out of this World,” to travel to – well, as the story tells us: As buttons were pushed and handles pulled, the rocket again began to shake, and with a thump, set down on a place called the moon.  Jack’s eyes opened wide as the door opened, and one of the men stepped down a ladder.  He didn’t understand what the man meant when he heard him say, “One small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind.”  He was more interested in wanting to get out of there. Jack gets back into the spacecraft and returns to Grassville where Mayor Hoppity Q. Meadows gives Jack all the accolades he is able to bestow on him - although, Jack would have preferred nothing more than a good size sandwich. In the second Jumping Jack story of this book, “My Enemy, My Friend,” Jack faces a dilemma. With an on coming storm, he must decide whether to save all the grasshoppers in Grassville, or rescuing a colony of ants who are grasshopper’s perpetual enemy. As Mayor Meadows wife explains: “I know some of us have misgivings, and I realize that there is a risk. But, it is right for us to help those less fortunate. We must work together when they need our help. Join together and hurry, for there isn’t much time left.” As the grasshoppers helped the ants, the ants reciprocated by helping the grasshoppers: And the ants and grasshoppers sat down to prepare the menu for a celebration feast. Enemies, now friends, working together and realizing, that wasn’t so difficult after all. Each of the other four stories within this book, illustrate Jumping Jack’s delightful character and what his appetite preference is. From “Schools Out – It’s Party Time:” With the aroma of ripe coconuts in the air, Jack’s thoughts turned to breakfast. Breathing in deep he smiled and said, “I could sure go for a banana pizza with anchovies.” As a special treat, the author narrates the first story, “Out of this World,” with voice modulation and musical accompaniment on a CD for perpetual enjoyment. blue divider The Adventures of Jumping Jack, juvenille book cover Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General Book Format: Portrait 8.5 x 11   Age Level: 8 - 99 Currently, a comb bound 8 1/2” x 11” version of this book (plus bonus CD of one story) is available only through the author.  The book will be autographed and can be personally inscribed with a message if you include the message with the order.  If you are ordering more than one book and/or CD (same title or a variety) direct from Arley, e-mail him FIRST.  He will send you an e-mail from Pay Pal with the correct shipping costs.  If you just use the Pay Pal button below, shipping is charged for each book.  For more information about Pay Pal, and ordering, be sure to review the “order” page. Also an E-Book version of this collection of short stories (or the CD) can be sent to you via e-mail.  There are no shipping or handling fees associated with the purchase.
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