Little Man: A Novel by Norris NormanLittle Man: A Novel by Norris Norman

Little Man: A Novel

byNorris Norman

Paperback | August 1, 2017

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Little Man chronicles the adventures of Amos, his mule and his dog as they settle with their family in northeastern Arkansas in the early 1800s. In these historically accurate tales, young Amos, his mule and his dog encounter the challenges of making a home and a living along the Little Sandy River. The climate, the river's seasonal changes of mood, moonshiners, wild hogs, and more contribute to the development of Amos into a grown man.
Born in 1948, the youngest of four brothers, Norris Norman was raised on a farm in Northeast Arkansas where his ancestors had resided since 1824. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he attended Arkansas State University, and the School of Science & Arts of Oklahoma University, earning a BA Political Science and History and...
Title:Little Man: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1624911110

ISBN - 13:9781624911118

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From the Author

“The seeds for this book were planted years ago as I listened to my grandparents talk about their lives. While the things they talked about may have been common experiences of their generation, their stories filled my young imagination with wonder. As I grew older, my fascination with their time grew, and I continued to ask my grandparents about their early years. Our family lived in the small farming community of Beech Grove, Arkansas, located in the northeast corner of the state near Crowley's Ridge. On my mother's side, our ancestors were the first family to settle in Beech Grove, arriving in 1824. “Economically, we were an average farm family, but we were rich in relatives. There were three older brothers, my parents, both sets of grandparents, an aunt and uncle on my mothers side, six sets of great uncles and great aunts, and two greatgrandmothers. Add to this more cousins that I can count today and lots of family friends. I lost one of my great-grandmothers when I was fifteen, the other about a year later. My memories of them are vivid to this day.”

Table of Contents

Chapter One, Amos   
Chapter Two, The Little Sandy         
Chapter Three, The First Trip Home 
Chapter Four, Plowin’ and Plantin’   
Chapter Five, The River         
Chapter Six, Summer  
Chapter Seven, First Harvest
Chapter Eight, Winter             
Chapter Nine, Another Spring, Another Beginning   
Chapter Ten, The Flood         
Chapter Eleven, Moonshine Slough   
Chapter Twelve, Digging Out and Starting Over        
Chapter Thirteen, Barn Raising          
Chapter Fourteen, Ol’ One Ear          
Chapter Fifteen, Christmas    
Chapter Sixteen, ‘Numonee    

Editorial Reviews

“...I found Amos’ story to be full of wholesome values, and I loved the book. Now I’m reading it to my nine and ten-year-old children. After each chapter we sit and talk about what is happening to Amos.”