Adventures of Piers Surcastle and the Blue Scythe

One World—Two Realities

by Edward E. Winders



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/5/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781480866218
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781480866232
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781480866225

About the Book

The stories in this book involve the experiences of Piers Surcastle and how, in his dreams, he met a superhero called the Blue Scythe. Their special friendship lasted for four years in the early 1950s, beginning when Piers was eight. The many conversations they shared brought laughter, playfulness and boundless creativity to Piers’ life. When he was with his mythical superhero, Piers’ imagination would soar. His larger-than-life companion didn’t exist just for the day, or for yesterday, or even for tomorrow. His world had no limits. The Blue Scythe’s reality was beyond what humans could see or understand, blurring the lines between the real and the imagined. Their growing friendship couldn’t have been any better for a boy who longed for such companionship. The bond they created opened a whole new world to Piers. Sometimes it was as the Blue Scythe’s “personal representative” on earth. Other times, he simply followed his superhero’s steady and wise advice. Their story presents situations that are part of a child’s everyday world---going to school, spending time with friends, helping neighbors, dealing with bullies, and adjusting to loss.

About the Author

When he was a boy, Ed Winders loved reading comic books about superheroes, especially Superman. The stories in this book show how, in meeting the Blue Scythe in a dream, the world of his imagination became as meaningful as the “real life” he experienced every day.

Throughout his adult life, Ed shared the Blue Scythe stories with his children, other family members, and with friends. Now, he has put the stories in writing, so others can enjoy them as well.