A Young Boy’s Quest to Save a Great Tree Told P.S. Naumann’s Historical Fantasy

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A fantastical story of a race against time awaits readers in an Xlibris release

A story of a curious adventure which turned into a race against time and power is set to captivate readers in P.S. Naumann’s Crispin and the Great Tree. This Xlibris release follows the noble quest of a young boy to save a dying tree amidst forces that wish nothing but failure.

Set in 1930, the story introduces a young boy named Crispin, seven-and-a-half years old. Young and curious, he disobeys his parents by entering the forest and climbing the towering great White Pine tree he can see from a window in his home. However, he soon discovers that the great tree is suffering from a galloping deadly disease. To save it, he must set out on a quest, which he has only two days left to achieve.

As the story unfolds, the wicked Archduke Axel, the so-called “Leopard of Tryce,” reveals his cruel intent—to prevent Crispin from saving the great tree. Luckily, Crispin receives help and guidance from a wolf, a falcon, and a young man who drives a Pierce Arrow. In a race against time, the boy and his companions try to follow cryptic clues that the Leopard of Tryce has devised to insure the fall of the tree. But can they save the White Pine tree before their time runs out?

A story of courage and hope over peril, Crispin and the Great Tree promises an engaging read filled with adventure and fantasy.

This book will be featured at the 2011 American Library Association Annual Book Exhibit in New Orleans, LA on June 24-27, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com or http://www.brothersbooksetc.com.

About the Author
After ten months counting sheep in Wales, Fr. P. S. Naumann, S.J., threw himself into teaching high school English as though there were no tomorrow, only to discover that there wasn’t. For twenty-nine years, he taught at Canisius High School in Buffalo, NY where there was only today! That had to be enough. On top of teaching, he also directed the high school theatre: from Shakespeare to Fiddler on the Roof. Fr. Naumann, a student of English here and abroad, now applies all his experiences and skills to write for the individuals he has devoted his life to: young people.

Crispin and the Great Tree * by P.S. Naumann
Publication Date: June 2, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 127 pages; 978-1-4500-6418-7
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 127 pages; 978-1-4500-6419-4

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