Summer Vacation Bliss!
Wow, what a breath of fresh air and life!
Time magically slows down to a timely country pace circa 1910 in Mousseau’s latest masterpiece, “Sky Flyers’. A snapshot of rural northern Ontario life where a group of children rapture in warm summer days of amazing kite flying on the northern Georgian Bay shoreline. Ironically perhaps, this reviewer had the fortitude of curling up on dock lounge chair to read, adding to ambiance of story. Wide open shoreline sky lines expansive open farm land where two homemade kite’s dance and unwittingly set the stage for a life time of adventure, competition and camaraderie. A number of ingenuous attributes built into a variety of kites at the hands of children that would make a ghostly Leonardo Da Vinci proud.
Da Vinci’s inspiration in hand with childhood resourcefulness, Mousseau’s lovely slow pace style is reminiscent of Samuel Clemens a.k.a Mark Twain’s Huckeyberry Finn and the adventures of Tom Sawyer. Readers are taken on a wonderful journey as Mousseau carves new roads of wit and era culturalisms that set precedence for distinctive Canadian Literature. This fine novel comfortably stands in finer categories such as, Stephen Leacock’s ‘Sunshine Sketches Of A Small Town’.
Mousseau’s own rural northern Ontario life experience and boyhood giftedly shines through this wide range appeal page turner. A small rural northern Ontario multi-cultural community is ethno-demographic harmony in action via childhood summertime adventures. One life defining summer far from conscious thoughts children are free of class distinction, racism, poverty and other adult worldly dramas sets precedence for youth and adulthood.
From old hound dogs, to catching frogs, to tom boy girls and growing into youth and adulthood of war and post war, this novel and its characters live on long after its first reading. A measure of a true timeless classic in the making, Mousseau’s eloquent, brilliant, and witty this novel is simply a joy to read! For readers caught up in the high fever of box store trends, this masterpiece is a welcome change.
Every once in awhile, a shinning star writer shines and shares a gift for the written word and Sky Flyers is among memorable other works, such as; ‘Leave Me To Cry’, ‘Life Raft’, ‘Mr Cheeks Too Soft’, ‘On With The Show’, ‘Three Plays By Me’, ‘An Oak Rocking Chair’, ‘Ed’s Daily Quotes’, ‘Ed’s Daily Inspirations’, ‘Farm Facts From Dung Hill Farms’, ‘Herman The Hermits Poems Of Life’, ‘Just The Cook’s Trail-Side Gormet Cooking’, ‘Memories of 1896 The Adventures of Mr. Cheeks Too Soft and Kin’, ‘Pioneer Poetry of Mr. Cheeks Too Soft’, ‘Roosevelt Street’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Steeltown Blues’, ‘Stories From My Time’, ‘Weathered Boards’, and more . As a seasoned and prolific writer, editor and publisher in his own right, Richard Mousseau demonstrates his expertise with numerous other works, such as; novels, story poetry, play writing and in particular, Northern Ontario adventures. A man of many hats, Mousseau also hails as a farmer a raising menagerie of domestic animals in rural Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada.
Congratulations Richard Mousseau!
ISBN 978-1-894650-87-8 Novel, ISBN 978-1-894650-88-5 E-Book
Reviewer: Jan Porter, www.inspiredsoulworks.com, www.mysticalvoices.com
Jan Porter ~ Author www.inspiredsoulworks.com