Little Boy Lost by Vada M. Wolter and Joseph A. Zapalac

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little boy lost coverLittle Boy Lost is a wonderfully crafted book set during the 1930s and 40s. Raised by his stern Czech grandparents on a share croppers farm, Johnny learns about hard work early. There are few bright spots in his isolated life – his mother, his dog, his Uncle Ethan and his friend Becky.
Each thing that brings joy is torn from him and he continues his solitary life. Despite all the negative aspects, he finds solace in his surroundings. All the joys of the country are his.

Little Boy Lost is a poignant account of Johnny’s life – from birth to age twelve. We find him a sweet child. Lonely and alone, there is still a sparkle in him that won’t be quenched.

I greatly enjoyed Little Boy Lost. It’s a wonderful book, written from Johnny’s perspective, viewing the world as he does. The characterizations of other characters is minimal. The focus is on Johnny and how he sees them and what they mean in his life.

I highly recommend this book. Though very like a memoir, it reads like a novel. I find it difficult to describe the true nature of this book, but I know to read it is to love it.

Five Golden Acorns
© Dellani Oakes

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About dellanioakes

Dellani Oakes writes mostly romantic suspense novels, but she occasionally dives off the deep end into science fiction, fantasy or historical romance. When she isn't writing, she's editing, marketing or hosting her two Blog Talk Radio broadcasts: Dellani's Tea Time – every second Monday from 4-6 PM Eastern, or What's Write for Me – every fourth Wednesday from 4-6 PM Eastern, on Blog Talk Radio. Dellani's newest book, So Much It Hurts, from Tirgearr Publishing, is available now! Dellani can be found on Facebook, Twitter and her personal blog

2 responses »

  1. Joe and I appreciate the wonderful review given to the first book of our Long Road Home Series. I agree with you in saying “it’s difficult to describe the true nature of this book…” However, I found it a joy to write and even more to read and re-read.

    • I think one thing that makes it such a great read is that you can’t pigeon hole it like so many others. It can appeal to a wide audience.

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