Bad Luck Good Luck

by Roy Paul Shields



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/8/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781480854840
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781480854826
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781480854833

About the Book

Six-year-old Scott Christian is thrilled when his family takes off in their forty-foot sailboat for a lengthy adventure to Hawaii, the South Pacific, and Australia. But in the middle of their third month at sea, everything changes forever for the boy.


After a massive storm destroys the sailboat and robs him of his family, Scott wakes up alone on a large, uncharted jungle island. In order to endure the elements, Scott must rely on the survival skills his marine instructor father taught him. As Scott begins to create a new life on the island, he finds and raises an orphaned gorilla, Buddy. While both boy and beast grow older, they create an unusual yet loving family that includes more gorillas and two very spoiled foxes. Nearly seventeen years later when a group lands on the island to study it and its ruins, Scott soon discovers that the greatest surprises in life sometimes bring the greatest rewards.


In this action adventure, a boy embarks on a coming-of-age journey on a deserted island where he creates a unique family and learns that happiness comes from the simplest things in life.

About the Author

My name is Roy Paul Shields. Although I am writer, mostly I am a dreamer and a storyteller with a big imagination I have worn many hats in my life’s journey. I have done everything I set out to do in life; from gold mining to driving race cars and everything in between. In Bad Luck Good Luck I gave Scott the benefit of my Marine survival training and experiences in other adventures in my life.