Biggest toad in the puddle
About the Book
Two brothers create constant problems for the main characters. An incident of racism and finding evidence of drug dealers present problems that are revealed to the town as Patrick, his brother Bobby, and Darius, the only African American boy in town unveil their discoveries. The boys and girls, along with their teacher’s guidance, improve the quality of life in their hometown of Marion. Tenets of life are subtly made known to the reader as the many characters share camping, hunting, scouting, and trapping adventures while probing the wonders of nature. Campfire and historical stories offer enhancements to the basic content. Schoolwork, girlfriends, and pets are included in the activities as they combine efforts to enrich the environment. The boys become town heroes.
About the Author
Bill Page is a graduate of Marion, Iowa High School, Iowa State Teachers College, (Northern Iowa University), Michigan State University and St. Louis University He has attended many other colleges and universities that prepared him for a career in education. Dr. Page has been a teacher of all levels of education, elementary school and graduate school. During his career, he has been a teacher in Manson and Marion, Iowa, and Lincoln Park, Michigan. He has been an education administrator as principal of elementary and special needs schools and community education coordinator in Rockford, Illinois. He served as assistant superintendent for the department of student service in the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, followed by serving as the superintendent of schools in Whitehall, Michigan, from which he retired. He later served as interim Dean of Students of Muskegon Community College. During some of this time, he was an adjunct professor for Western Michigan University. He has been a Boy Scout and Cub Scout Master and a Sunday School teacher. Devotion to the improvement of life for all children is his guiding principle. His motto is--- CHILDREN COME FIRST