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The Great Yellow Doom Bird

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No one in drowsy East Palmetto Grove expects the arrival of one freckle-faced orphan to generate much excitement. There's a war going on, after all. But Patrick Nicholas Digby is no ordinary boy and that rubber duck he clutches....well, the rubber duck isn't at ALL what it seems.


When invaders in government-issue blue suits and stolen sun-bonnets overrun his uncle's house,
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Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published January 2011
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Cathy Speight
Oct 03, 2011 Cathy Speight rated it really liked it
I've had the enormous privilege and pleasure of 'beta-reading' one of Jon Hunt's hitherto unpublished novels (get on with it Jon, it was a cracking read!), so I was anxious to read this book, written some 11 years later. Like wine, Jon has certainly improved with age! This was a veritable feast of imagination and thoroughly good fun.

Set in the latter 2nd World War years, a small, orphaned (or is he?) boy, Patrick, lives with his uncle in a very sleepy road, where not a lot happens…..so sightings
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Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
This is the story of a young boy. His father went off to sea and never came back so he goes to the beach every night with his uncle to see if he has come home. One evening he takes his neighbours dog for a walk and meets an odd gentleman up a tree. He is 7 feet tall and has eyes that are different colours, that also change with his mood. Thus begins an adventure that involves pirates, spy catchers, Eddies (whirlpools), Great Chiefs, volcanoes, enormous sea monsters and of course the Great Doom ...more
Jan
Oct 08, 2011 Jan rated it it was amazing
This story starts out like a retired people's Florida town during World WarII with one little boy living with his Uncle who was the darling among the old folks. Then the story builds into this amazing imaginative and colorful adventure on a ship that floats and sails up in the air with Stultus Atticus at its helm. There is so much happening you have to pay attention and not skim through to understand the situations. Made me think of stories like Willy Wonka and The Imaginarium of Doctor ...more
R.L. Austin
Jan 23, 2012 R.L. Austin rated it liked it
My decision to purchase The Great Yellow Doom Bird was based solely on the title. It sounded like a fun read, and I wasn't disappointed.

Patrick Digby, a shy young boy from a sleepy retirement town in Florida (I think I used to live there), learns about life and himself from Stultus, a 7-foot tall, orange-haired character with a flying sailboat.

The author has a truly marvelous imagination and the quirky writing style seemed to be intended for young readers, but the book is very long and contains
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