Upcoming Titles from Leapfrog Press
The Ghost Trap
A Novel by K. Stephens
The haunting story of a young lobsterman struggling with responsibilities that are beyond his years, The Ghost Trap is a piercingly accurate depiction of life in a small Maine community.
"Stephens has a wonderful clear eye for people." --Bill Roorbach, author of Temple Stream and Big Bend
salty, tangy read...Stephens plunges you into the back-breaking,
heart-breaking life of one lobsterman. --Richard Grant, author of Another Green World
The Divine Farce
A Novel by Michael S. A. Graziano
of the strangest, most surreal rants on the human experience, on love
and hatred and humans' transcendent ability to find good in any
situation. Grim and uplifting, horrifying and funny, deeply thought
by B.B. Wurge
her soul becomes lodged in a stuffed-toy monkey, 9-year-old Lobelia
embarks on an outrageous series of New York and Paris adventures,
helped by an odd but kindly scientist. Wurge's comic genius brings us
another in the LeapKids series that began with Billy and the Birdfrogs.
Saving Santa's Seals
by T.M. Murphy
8-year-old Ryder asks Santa to help his Uncle Ted overcome writer's
block and create another amazing story, he cannot know that they'll
both be getting the best present ever--a wild adventure. But is it
real, or just a wonderful Christmas dream?
fresh addition to the Christmas title list. Murphy is in tune with his
8-year-old self, able to capture the excitement, adventure, and
feelings of childhood and the magic of Christmas. His tale of twists
and turns, actions and dilemmas, is told as if he'd lived it...Perhaps
he did!" --Martha Zschock, author of Journey Around Cape Cod
by Anthony M. Graziano
picture of Europe's 19th century and the massive immigration of
Italians to America...the author writes of wars and conflicts, of popes
and kings fighting the people's demands for democratic government and
throwing the world into bloody conflicts that virtually destroyed
Europe. Caught up were the poverty stricken, powerless common people
who became the immigrants, pushed from Europe and pulled to America.
Their history is made alive through the author's account of his
family--their immigration to America from Italy, their survival through
poverty, prejudice, and the Great Depression, to their ultimate success
and intense loyalty to their adopted land, La bell'America.
"A sweeping narrative of European and American history, and lovingly crafted reminiscence." --Joan M. Crouse, PhD, author of The Homeless Transients in the Great Depression