In The Adventures of Uncle Billy and Ross, Solon Phillips has conjured a magical world that speaks to young people and adults alike. Mind you, this is no swashbuckler. These adventures are not those of an urban Peter Pan, flying through the air and battling pirates. These are the adventures of life, real life. Thirteen-year-old Ross Miller, an only child being raised by his mom in a tough city neighborhood, and his retired Uncle Billy come together each day after school. That might seem prosaic. But as these two engage head-on the issues and concerns of a boy coming of age, it is quite an adventure. They slay the dragons of what it means to feel poor and to have your name dragged in the mud. They take on the quests of taking control of your world just by using your own thoughts, choosing your friends wisely, transforming a situation by transforming your attitude, and more.
And they manage all this right in Uncle BillyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s living room. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what makes this book a tour de force; it deals with the everyday elements of our world. Phillips weaves a realistic dialogue between this wise man and this man-to-be; they laugh, they fight, they care, they love. They share a full range of emotions. They are you and me. And in each thoughtful chapter, another adventure helps Ross (and you and me) grow and deepen. Children of all ages who join this duo will have fun and mature at the same time. Through their adventures, Uncle Billy and Ross really do make life lessons simple.
---John T. Salatti
|Action and Adventure, Self-Help
|Black and White
|6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)
Solon Phillips, Esq. is a licensed attorney and managing partner at the law firm Remus Enterprises Law Group where the firmÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s motto is Ã¢â‚¬Å“Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins.Ã¢â‚¬Â In addition to practicing law, Solon is also an award-winning author and playwright whose works include We Three Kings, King Conned, and Colored Water: Marriage, Involuntary Divorce, the Law, and God, which has been published in over 10 countries. Solon is the founder of Growing Kings, a mentoring program for young men ages 12Ã¢â‚¬â€œ18 based in the Washington, D.C. area. Solon is the proud father of two adult children and resides in Bowie, Maryland.
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