Pork Chop

by David Edminister


Book Details

Martial Arts Is Not For Chickens!

Definitely a reader age 9-12 book-or for Adults! May 9, 2010 by Grady Harp

"David Edminister has created a tasty little book that is so full of good ideas, solid moral concepts, and absolutely delightful writing style that is almost becomes an art book...."

Porter P. Psnout’s favorite book was “The Three Little Pigs.” Unfortunately, he had frequent nightmares about the Big, Bad Wolf trying to “huff, puff, (and bluff)” his way into our hefty hero’s house for a little midnight “snack.” In his disgustingly disturbing dreams, he hid and cowered in the face of adversity. One fateful night, Porter awoke startled, and nearly frozen with fear, made himself a solemn oath to get into shape, enroll in Master Tusk’s Martial Arts Academy and to stop being a “chicken” once and for all! Did he finally succeed or succumb when he finally fully faced his fears?

If you enjoy cute, clever, and funny children’s stories with a lot of challenging alliteration, then you will LOVE reading this story!


About the Author

David Edminister

The author, “Mr. Dave,” holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education. He currently teaches “special needs” children within the public school system in the Antelope Valley region of Southern California. He is a member of the National Educator’s Assn., California Teacher’s Assn., and is a former member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Mr. Dave has won several awards for his rhyming children’s stories, poems, and in song lyric writing. He states, “Most of my literary endeavors have been inspired by my students’ lives.” The Antelope Valley Literacy Coalition awarded the manuscript for “Pork Chop” 2nd place for adult-authored fiction and was chosen first in the category of adult-authored children’s fiction in 2006. Readers Favorite.com online book contest awarded Pork Chop the 2010 Bronze Award (3rd place) in the genre of Fiction-Action/Adventure as well as a finalist in the genre of Children-Preteen. The author was happily married to Patty, the wonderful woman who illustrated "Pork Chop" as well as took photos for the poetry book, "Paths". Patty tragically lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 9, 2012 and these books, available for purchase through this site, are dedicated to her ever-lasting memory. The author is a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1971.

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