It is the summer of 1973 and thirteen year-old Fred Nickel’s family has moved to the tiny farm town of Penryn in the foothills of Northern California. This is a conservative area with religion and parental guidance the rule. However, Fred and the rest of the young Penryn boys, despite their naiveté, have an adventurous summer marked by some crazy things: a close call with wild animals; a close call with a train that hits the evening news; an eerie discovery in an underground lake of an abandoned gold mine. Mix in a few beautiful, young teenage Penryn girls, puppy love, and Fred and the boys have a summer to remember!
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About the Author
Frederick W. Penney is the author of Penryn Boys. All his life Frederick wanted to write a series of novels about boys growing up in a small rural town like Penryn, California. Fre-derick has always believed that one should not focus on the author, that such focus takes away from a good book. Freder-ick could have been a Penryn Boy or may have grown up in Iona, Idaho or Richburg, South Carolina or somewhere near you. It does not matter.
Fortunately, Frederick has had some interaction throughout his life with real Penryn Boys, a breed of boys not found anywhere on earth. Whether this book is based on true life stories of Penryn Boys does not matter as there are small towns all over the United States where boys and girls had similar experiences to those of the Penryn Boys. Frederick loves the simpler times where boys and girls were free from the ills of society, the fears of the big city and where it was not bad to be a little naive about life.
This picture depicts an example of true Penryn Boys, one may be a picture of Frederick as a young man or this might just be pictures of real life Penryn Boys. Again, it does not matter. Who is Frederick Penney? Who cares, it does not matter.