Mount Pleasant, MI (PRWEB) August 23, 2013
“Peanut Butter Fridays” (published by Abbott Press) takes place in Brooklyn, NYC, during the 1950s, where Bobby Anderson and his best friend, Earnest, attend Mass on Sundays most of the time, have peanut butter sandwiches on Fridays and discover treasures every day.
When Bobby’s fourth grade teacher instructs the class to write a friendly letter, his troubles begin. Although Bobby repeatedly complains about this assignment, once he starts, he just keeps on going, writing hundreds of letters in which he describes adventures that will make readers laugh a lot, and sometimes cry a little. Bobby and Earnest play stick ball in the streets, find treasures in garbage, train cockroaches to run mazes, feel the joys and pains of first love, cope with the nuns at their Catholic School and come to the aid of beautiful ladies in their neighborhood. As he matures, Bobby’s language evolves from “Brooklynese” to Standard English. Although Bobby develops as a writer, he remains innocent and somewhat naïve. So, he relies on Earnest who knows the answers to life’s challenging questions, most of which he makes up. “‘Peanut Butter Fridays’ is more than enjoyable,” says Pehrsson, “it is also a thought provoking interpretation of the world through the eyes of two young boys and their many friends.”
“Bobby Anderson and Earnest are two of the most likeable kids I ever met,” states Pehrsson. “I hope readers enjoy these guys as much as I do.”
“Peanut Butter Fridays”
By Robert S. Pehrsson
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 484 pages | ISBN 9781458209153
E-Book | 484 pages | ISBN 9781458209146
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
About the Author
Robert Pehrsson attended New York Catholic schools in Queens and Brooklyn. He spent five years in a Catholic seminary studying for the priesthood. After leaving that life behind, he started his career as a sixth grade teacher at P.S. 18 in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. He graduated with a B.A. from Queens College, M.S. from Long Island University and a doctor of education from Hofstra University. For four years, he served as language and reading supervisor at Lexington School for the deaf. He taught at several universities in the New York City area before moving to Idaho State University, where he achieved the rank of professor of literacy emeritus. Pehrsson focuses his research on how humans interpret and why they misinterpret one another. He is presently completing a professional book in which he explains his theory of interpretation. He has written several professional books prior to “Peanut Butter Fridays.”
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