The Boy Who Danced with Rabbits

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DRAMA FOLKTALE HISTORICAL FICTION RELIGIOUS ROMANCE ACTION FAMILY COMEDY ADVENTURE ADVENTURE FAMILY FOLKTALE HISTORICAL FICTION ACTION BIOGRAPHICAL EPIC

19th Century

J. R. Collins

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A young boy tells his story, after aging ninety years, of growing up in the frontier Appalachian Mountains of 1825. His best friend is a full blood Cherokee Indian of his same age. A story of heritage and adventure, set in the primitive mountain society of settler and Cherokee.

Genre

Drama, Folktale, Historical Fiction, Religious, Romance, Action, Family, Comedy, Adventure,,Adventure,Family,Folktale,Historical Fiction,Action,Biographical,Epic

Short Summary

A boy is born in the Southern Appalachian wilderness of 1815. He is raised to survive among mountain settlers and Cherokee Indians. His BFF is a Cherokee boy of the same age. This story tells of their adventures growing up in a time when mountain folk lived with the Cherokee Indians in peace.


A need for justice sends Cain Collins after a murdering renegade Cherokee named Two Suns. Their confrontation climaxes in a fight to the death as Cain stalks the killer through the woods of the Appalachian Mountains.

Setting

Southern Appalachian. Most all the filming could be done on the Appalachian Trail

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest,,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message,,Meaningful Message,Other,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Jebediah Collins

Age: 11 - He tells the story at age 90.

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Romantic, Selfless, Funny, Sophisticated, Complex, Confident, Masculine, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Decisive, Empathetic, Gracious, Patriotic, Perseverance, Secretive, Visionary, Aspiring, Flexible, Heroic, Obedient, Adventurous, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Engaging, Faithful, Religious, Skillful, Unapologetic,Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Leader,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Patriotic,Religious,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Secretive,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Wolf

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Masculine, Religious, Secretive, Selfless, Aspiring, Greedy, Obedient, Complex, Heroic, Honorable, Leader, Outspoken, Romantic, Aggressive, Empathetic, Engaging, Charming, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Faithful, Skillful, Lone Wolf, Modest, Adventurous, Decisive, Funny, Visionary, Beautiful, Crazy, Flexible, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code,Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Obedient,Religious,Blunt,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Secretive,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Cain

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring, Gracious, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Perseverance, Seductive, Aggressive, Beautiful, Charming, Confident, Faithful, Obedient, Flexible, Heroic, Leader, Decisive, Heartthrob, Lone Wolf, Complex, Funny, Masculine, Patriotic, Secretive, Visionary, Engaging, Religious, Sophisticated, Outspoken, Romantic, Selfless, Adventurous, Badass, Honorable, Unapologetic,Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Seductive,Secretive,Romantic,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken,Selfless,Blunt,Religious,Patriotic,Sexy,Obedient,Villainous,Modest,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Anne

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Honorable, Selfless, Sophisticated, Blunt, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Leader, Visionary, Adventurous, Beautiful, Outspoken, Secretive, Flexible, Gracious, Religious, Unapologetic, Obedient, Romantic, Charming, Faithful, Perseverance, Skillful, Confident, Lone Wolf, Decisive, Engaging, Funny, Heroic, Modest, Patriotic, Aspiring, Complex, Sexy, Strong Moral Code,Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Modest,Obedient,Patriotic,Religious,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Leader,Educated,Heroic

Development Pitch

This is a story of ancestral heritage that has been forgotten in today's society. Folks need to be reminded how most all our ancestors had to live when first settling America, shortly after the American Revolution. It tells of the early Scots-Irish settlers to the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and how they lived among the Cherokee. How it was at that time to mostly live in peace. It is a period piece told by the main character after aging 90 years, and could be filmed almost entirely on the Appalachian Trail. It describes the adventures of two young boys, aged eleven years, one settler and one Cherokee, that live in a beautiful valley called Choestoe, the land where the rabbits dance. A screenwriter from Paramount told me it was a well written book for a movie.

About The Author

Started writing at the North Georgia News in the town where I live, Blairsville, GA. Covered sports then moved into Advertising. Started writing my first book shortly after moving to advertising to tell my children about their heritage. Never intended to publish. Book just turned out good so I gave it a shot. I got published..

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal,Male Leaning,Female Leaning,Other

Group Specific

The Southern Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia in the year 1825.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: W & B Publishing

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1942981718

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