Oolie and the Fox

by Paul Breer


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Softcover
$67.28
Hardcover
$76.63
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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 26/09/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781436361309
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781436361316
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781477175286

About the Book

I found inspiration for this tale in the inexhaustible curiosity and imagination of my four-year old neighbor. After sharing with her countless stories about the clipart characters found on my computer, I took her as my model for Oolie, the little girl who discovers a wise and caring fox living in the trunk of a front yard beech tree. Through a telescope high in the tree Oolie and the fox bear witness to a gathering storm of epic proportions which pits the bright forces of the world (wizards, flying horses, Vikings, Valkryies) against those with more sinister intentions (dragons, sea serpents, giant mosquitos and monsters of every hue). Their front row seat on this unfolding drama is not without its price, however, as they in turn become the target of the losers’ wrath. Lightning strikes the tree and the fox is forced from his home as Oolie looks on in horror. In time the two are reunited ..... but things will never be the same again.


About the Author

Since retiring from a life as college teacher and researcher, the author has spent most of his time writing books, essays and music. Some of his books explore questions of value (sociology) and free will (philosophy); others focus on music and the fine arts. His essays offer analyses of humanistic psychology and Eastern philosophy. Some of his musical compositions feature full orchestra; others are written for smaller ensembles including classical guitar. The Lady and the Lord represents Breer’s most recent venture into literature, the previous four being Illusions of the Heart, a book-length work consisting of two novellas exploring the world of internet romance, Tashi, the tale of a young girl’s love for an older man, The Reluctant Savior, the story of a man who discovers the art of healing and spends the rest of his days exploring that gift, and The Unwanted, the account of two men whose lives intersect… a boy from Southern Mexico who journeys north to find a better life in United States, and a Phoenix Sheriff whose life is changed forever by their meeting.