Following The Adventures of ICKLE, PACKY, PICKLE and GOOCH

Share Article

A charming and witty tale of growing up in the late 1920s now released by Xlibris

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the availability of The Adventures of ICKLE, PACKY, PICKLE and GOOCH, by author Charles F. Lee. Available in online bookstores since October 25, 2010, this book tells a charming and witty tale that will surely captivate grammar school-age children and adults. It is filled with lovable characters, witty dialogue, and an endearing storyline that make it a perfect addition to anyone’s bookshelf.

In The Adventures of ICKLE, PACKY, PICKLE and GOOCH, readers will follow the four grammar school–age boys growing up in the late 1920s in their mischievous and hilarious adventures. The good, not-so-good, and hilarious situations the four boys became involved with on a day-to-day basis are insights into what city boys did to keep themselves busy during school days, after school was out for the summer, and on weekends in Berwyn, Illinois. Lacking the many entertainment forms of modern society, the young boys spent much of their time roaming the city streets and parks, riding the elevated train, finding other forms of entertainment, and sometimes seeking scary adventures.

Filled with more than twenty adventurous exploits, this book will surely provide readers a unique way to fun and excitement. Designed for grammar school–age readers as well as adults, The Adventures of ICKLE, PACKY, PICKLE and GOOCH may also provide a window for the senior adults for looking back on their own experiences growing up in the late 1920s and the early Depression years of the 1930s.

This book is available in trade paperback, trade hardback, and Ebook formats. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Charles F. Lee received his BA degree from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He subsequently obtained his Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Following his military service, he spent fourteen years in various technical and administrative positions with several contractors of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), moving from basic research to test site activities in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a retired Department of Defense (DOD) employee. Following his retirement, he spent several years researching and recovering many discarded parts and tools from the Civil War era from the Tucker, Sherrard & Company pistol factory site in Lancaster, Texas. He has authored numerous articles regarding his recovery work at the Tucker & Sherrard pistol factory site for the Texas Gun Collector magazine. He currently resides at Duncanville, Texas, with his wife, Dorothy, and pampered dog Sandy.

The Adventures of ICKLE, PACKY, PICKLE and GOOCH * by Charles F. Lee
Publication Date: October 25, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 193 pages; 978-1-4535-6636-7    
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 193 pages; 978-1-4535-6637-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-6638-1

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
Author Solutions, Inc.
(888) 795-4274 7879
Email >
Visit website