Bucky McGuire: The Adventures of a Prairie Boy

Bucky McGuire: The Adventures of a Prairie Boy

by Bryan Foy


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Eleven-year-old Bucky McGuire climbs aboard his family's covered wagon and heads west in 1877. Wrapped in buffalo robes, young Bucky watches the new world unfurl before him and dreams of the possibilities of frontier life in post-Civil War Illinois.

Bucky soon learns he will need every ounce of his considerable grit and good-heartedness to assist the McGuire clan in taming their new surroundings. There are crops to protect from a biblical plague of locusts, a cowboy posse to join when a fierce blizzard threatens a herd of cattle, and wayward children to rescue from an abandoned mine shaft. To say nothing of the risks posed by the smile of a pretty girl at the church social . . .

As his adventures unfold, Bucky will discover that anything is possible with the help of a strong horse, a loyal dog, and the love of a good family.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578865829
Publisher: Longhollow Books
Publication date: 08/24/2021
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 595,457
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Dr. Bryan Foy grew up loving books and the written word. As a ten-year-old, he devoured The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in a single night. Nearly sixty years later, Dr. Foy decided to finally publish Bucky McGuire, a story which is the product of years making up tales of Bucky's adventures for his six children at bedtime, and later for his grandchildren. Dr. Foy and his family owned a farm on Longhollow Road in Galena, which was the source of inspiration for the McGuire family farm. By trade, Dr. Foy is a practicing heart surgeon in the Chicago area. By night, he enjoys reading, particularly to his grandchildren or making up stories about family, faith, love, hope, and forgiveness. Bucky McGuire: The Adventures of a Prairie Boy is Dr. Foy's first book.

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