Woot!

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YOUNG ADULT ACTION ADVENTURE CHILDREN'S FAMILY FANTASY

Contemporary

Janice Lipsky

Logline

A 12-year-old boy and his father are pitted against one another when the man’s prized racing pigeon, and the boy’s beloved pet, unexpectedly gets lost after the Southwest Regional Pigeon Race.

Genre

Young Adult, Action, Adventure, Children's, Family, Fantasy

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Southwestern US (Arizona, California)

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Father and son share an usual hobby: breeding and racing pigeons. But they don't see eye to eye on the purpose of the birds. The boy is compassionate and views the birds as pets. The father just wants to win races. "Woot" is the name of their star racing pigeon. Will he win the big Southwest race?

Ending Description

Woot gets lost during the race. The father shrugs it off. To him, the bird's a "loser." The boy is upset and goes looking for Woot, but becomes lost himself in the desert. Woot rescues the boy instead, using his homing ability, and sends a message to the father (literally and figuratively).

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist, Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Main Character Details

Name: Daniel Wilson

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Aspiring, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Woot

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Leader, Skillful, Adventurous, Badass, Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Jed Wilson

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Greedy, Insecure, Uneducated

Additional Character Details

Name: Elena Martinez

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Gracious, Badass, Beautiful, Confident

Logline

A 12-year-old boy and his father are pitted against one another when the man’s prized racing pigeon, and the boy’s beloved pet, unexpectedly gets lost after the Southwest Regional Pigeon Race.

Short Summary

Father and son share an usual hobby: breeding and racing pigeons. But they don't see eye to eye on the purpose of the birds. The boy is compassionate and views the birds as pets. The father just wants to win races. "Woot" is the name of their star racing pigeon. Will he win the big Southwest race?


Woot gets lost during the race. The father shrugs it off. To him, the bird's a "loser." The boy is upset and goes looking for Woot, but becomes lost himself in the desert. Woot rescues the boy instead, using his homing ability, and sends a message to the father (literally and figuratively).

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Voyage and Return,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Daniel Wilson

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Underdog, Aspiring, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Honorable

Character 1

Name: Woot

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Funny, Leader, Skillful, Adventurous, Badass, Engaging

Character 2

Name: Jed Wilson

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Greedy, Insecure, Uneducated

Character 3

Name: Elena Martinez

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic, Faithful, Gracious, Badass, Beautiful, Confident

Supplemental Materials