Author Michael Osborne’s new book “Oz: One Fine Adventure One- A Not-So-Short Walk” is a wide-ranging tale of one young boy’s dangerous journey home

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Recent release “Oz: One Fine Adventure One- A Not-So-Short Walk” from Page Publishing author Michael Osborne is an epic tale centered an eventful odyssey undertaken by fourteen-year-old Michael, who runs away to avoid being placed in a foster home after his mother suffered a tragic accident. His many encounters and challenges teach him the resilience and resourcefulness he will need in his quest to return home someday.

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Michael Osborne is a US Navy veteran who completed twenty-one years of active and reserve service, after which he earned several black belts in various martial arts, became a grade-school teacher. He is married to his wife of thirty-eight years, Dorothy. Michael has published his new book “Oz: One Fine Adventure One- A Not-So-Short Walk”: a compelling story inspired by many of his own experiences.

This is a story of a young boy and his sisters who lost their father serving his country. The boy’s mother turns to alcohol and is involved in a terrible accident. He runs away to avoid being placed in a foster home. He survives by his wits on a beach. He begins to learn karate as he endures hunger and cold. One day, he discovers that his mother is alive. Returning home, the boy learns they lost their house. His family left, thinking Mike was dead. Mike has to make a decision that will challenge him every step of the way to be with his family in another state.

Mike begins his journey as an innocent young man. That will change. He will meet many people on this journey. Some will be mean and cruel. Others will raise his spirit and inspire him with caring love. He learns many skills in order to survive this adventure. Surviving was key to his success. He will learn to noodle to catch fish, forge his own tools, deal with people, endure the extreme weather that plagues him on his trek, make fire different ways, and purify foul water to drink. Many events will test his courage and will to fight back against wild beasts in the forest and the city. An encounter with a giant alligator biting a boat in half after being kidnapped. Then, fighting a bear to save a friend’s life. Escaping from a haunted house, a hurricane, being horse whipped, a bar fight with bikers, and much, much more before he reaches his destination. One enemy will bring about the greatest change he will ever know.

Published by Page Publishing, Michael Osborne’s engrossing book is an entertaining tale for readers of all ages.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Oz: One Fine Adventure One- A Not-So-Short Walk” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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