Summer of Two Worlds

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
168 Pages
Reviewed on 06/10/2014
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Author Biography

J. Arthur Moore is an educator with experience in public, private, and independent settings. He is also an amateur photographer and has illustrated his works with his own photographs. In addition to Journey into Darkness, Mr. Moore has written Summer of Two Worlds, Blake's Story, Revenge and Forgiveness, “Heir to Balmawr”, a drama for his fifth grade students, a number of short pieces, and short stories. His latest work is a short story titled “West to Freedom.”

A graduate of Jenkintown High School, just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he attended West Chester State College, currently West Chester University. Upon graduation, he joined the Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, where he met his wife to be, a widow with four children. Once discharged from the service, he moved to Coatesville, Pennsylvania, began his teaching career, married and brought his new family to live in a 300-year-old farm house in which the children grew up and married, went their own ways, raised their families to become grandparents themselves.

Retiring after a 42-year career, Mr. Moore has moved to the farming country in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he plans to enjoy the generations of family and time with his model railroad. It also allows for the opportunity to participate in a local model railroad club as well as time for traveling to Civil War events and presenting at various organizations and events about the boys who were part of that war. He also does book signings at a variety of events.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

Come visit the double-dealing world of Michael Prairie Cub. Born of pioneer parents, Michael was orphaned on the prairie at the age of three. An Indian by the name of Thunder Eagle took him in and raised him as his own, even though his ancestry was White. Many seasons later, the fate and old way of life of the Indian tribe is in danger, and Thunder Eagle must make the decision to have his adopted son return to the world he was born into.

Summer of Two Worlds by J. Arthur Moore is a humbling story based on historical facts of the Sioux Indian tribe. The story introduces readers to the Sioux, the beginning of the railroad, soldiers, mountain life, cultural differences, and the trading activities of that era. Author J. Arthur Moore writes a very descriptive, moving story with an easily understood plot. Mr. Moore takes the reader back to a time when the ‘young country’ was officially being formed, during which some awful circumstances and happenstances occurred. The reader must understand the nature of this book is to educate and not discriminate against either race of people involved. The events within the book were actual occurrences in American history.

Being of Native American heritage myself, the book in my opinion was moving, educational, and eye opening to the historical occurrences of the Native American tribes, government soldiers, mountain people, and towns’ people's lifestyles, habits, and different cultures of that era. This book can be used as an educational read for schools and libraries, or for the personal enjoyment of readers interested in historical fiction.