Jack's Dad and the Beanstalk

The Diary of Tom Cook

by Donald B. Dewar



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2005

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 159
ISBN : 9780595322862
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 159
ISBN : 9780595771332
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 159
ISBN : 9780595770908

About the Book

Sonny, a college student from Mississippi, discovers ancient journals while working on a dig in Scotland. Hidden for hundreds of years, these journals detail the adventures of Tom Cook, Jack's Dad. Tom is sold to a merchant ship that will become the first to sail around the Cape of Good Hope from Europe to the Pacific. In South Africa, Tom helps the native Bushmen survive when threatened by starvation and a hungry lion.

In Java, he saves a friendly tribe from vicious savages, and in New Zealand he encounters wonders he has never imagined, as well as a little magic. Tom and his mates on the ship gain wealth and prestige on their visit to Kowloon (Hong Kong), and he and his best friend Sean save their ship Destiny in Zanzibar. Their return to Scotland results in the biggest surprise, when Tom learns that his son Jack has become famous. As the journals are discovered and translated, Sonny falls in love amid burglaries and plots to suppress the discoveries and steal a fortune in gold and silver that has been hidden for centuries.

About the Author

This is Donald B. Dewar?s first novel. He is a radiologist and has lived in southeastern United States and in New Zealand with his teen sons. He has traveled to England, Malta, and Scotland. Jack?s Dad and the Beanstalk will be enjoyed by teens and adults. The content is rich in practical life philosophy, as well as political and religious themes, which may facilitate dialogue between parents and teens. Don and all six of his children enjoy travel and experiencing new destinations.