James Pope Tells Poignant Coming-of-age Story

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New book offers glimpse into life of working children

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Childhood is an important stage in every person’s life. According to research posted in the UNICEF website, brain development is rapid during childhood and when the quality of stimulation, support and nurturance is deficient, the child’s development is seriously affected. Unfortunately, not all children get to experience a healthy and holistic childhood. In his new book, “Post-Hole Digger” (published by Xlibris), James Pope tells the true story of a boy who experiences the harsh realities of life at a very young age.

“Post-Hole Digger” follows a young Iowa farm boy and how he was called upon to fulfill responsibilities for things years beyond his age when his father unexpectedly passes away. His life and story reflect a reality taking place around the world. It is a story of children who do not get to enjoy the luxury of playful, stimulating activities and the joys of childhood as they must carry the burden of looking after their family.

Harrowing, poignant and eye-opening, “Post-Hole Digger” is a boy’s remarkable coming-of-age and it is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.

“Post-Hole Digger”
By James Pope
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781499029192
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 100 pages | ISBN 9781499029208
E-Book | 100 pages | ISBN 9781499029185
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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