Tales from Mr. Pelinger's House
Mr. Pelinger's House Series
Fiction/ Children's Lit/ YA
Three great illustrated stories for the price of one. In the first tale we follow the Foster siblings as they enter an abandoned house to meet Mr. Pelinger, a ship captain who disappeared in the tunnels of Salem over a hundred years ago. Once inside this house which is larger inside than out they enter the Intergalactic Roadshow with two circus rings. One headed by General Custer and the other by Sitting Bull and the Stoned Elephant in which they enter a deadly game of Chutes and Snakes.
Then in the second tale we journey back into Mr. Pelinger's House with the Foster Siblings. Once inside they participate as contestants in a game show with Theodore Roosevelt and Queen Victoria as the celebrity guests. A game show which asks the eternal question, which country is truly better; England or America. Through a bunch of sight gags this game show is played out to hilarious effect.
The last story is about a boy who grew up in the shadow of the largest tree in the world at the top of the temple on top of the largest mountain in the world. Read about his journey to climb the fabled Tree of Life as it spans through the galaxy. Travel up this tree with him to see all its wonders!
Here is a free preview to see some of the wonderfully illustrated pages within.
eBook: Only $5.
By Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin
Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin is usually called, Chris. He lives in Salem. In fact
if you ever ventured into Salem you probably have seen him
wearing a 12 foot long scarf walking through town drinking
a quart of milk and eating a dark Cadbury bar. If you
want to help support his habit, he always is willing
to accept a Cadbury bar and some milk from you. Sometimes
he answers to "Viking Chris", "The Norseman", and even
"Fritter" by one large Indian. At one local music festival
it was said that if you have been in Salem for 15 minutes
and have not met Chris something is wrong. So if you
ever see him in Salem or traveling about, stop and say
hi... He might just draw you a picture in your book. Click here for the latest news from Chris.
Winner of 3 Mass.
Cultural Grants for his Salem
Trilogy. He has written 12 books. Illustrated 10. Salem Secret Underground: The History of the
Tunnels in the City is his first foray into
non-fiction which was followed by the hit Sub Rosa.
Oh yeah, he still is looking for investors
to build his event center on 200 acres in Manchester-by-the-Sea.
Vingolf will have a highway exit off 128 thirty minutes
from Boston. Vingolf is a premiere wedding destination,
5 star accommodation, conference center, and music showcase.
For the gallery of Chris Dowgin's illustrations click here!