The Boy Who Burned Too Brightly by David J. Welsh

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Although it looks like a child's book, this subversive little fable is actually written for those who work with or care for children. Colorful illustrations accompany this allegorical tale about a mythical town where everyone has a flame burning on top of their head. Randall’s parents had always enjoyed their son’s unusual and unpredictable flame. But to other eyes, Randall’s flame was a source of annoyance and distraction. Mrs. Steadfast (his teacher) first brings it to their attention, and Dr. Vaticinate (a child pyrologist) quickly confirms the diagnosis of Defective Flicker Syndrome. Soon Randall joins the many other children in Flintville drinking a special additive called “quiescence” in order to burn with consistent, uniform flames.

About David J. Welsh

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published March 1, 2001 by Alisam Pr. 67 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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