The Boy Who Hated Numbers

Jose Arranguez Jr. josearranguezjr@gmail.com 880075767867

CHILDREN'S

Contemporary

J. R. Arranguez Jr.

Logline

The Boy Who Hated Numbers tells the story of a boy named Rebmun and his pet bird he named Loro, who can count numbers like a real pro. The bird's job, as Rebmun's parents wanted was to wake up the boy every morning during school days and to teach him how to count numbers.

Genre

Children's

Short Summary

Greatly annoyed by the bird's constant counting of numbers every morning during schooldays, Rebmun threw the bird out of the house. The bird flew to the forest of Deervana where he was caught by a bird-eating giant called Tenten.


Rebmun dared the giant in a race in counting numbers. Rebmun defeated the giant and as a prize, the boy asked for the freedom of all the birds the giant held captives in his cave.

Setting

In a remote area in Western North Carolina.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Rebmun

Age: eight years old

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Outspoken,Funny,Manipulative,Aggressive,Engaging

Additional Character Details

Name: Poutric

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Tenten, the giant

Age: Matured

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Villainous,Blunt,Sarcastic,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Deervana

Age: matured female deer

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Confident,Engaging,Leader,Outspoken

Development Pitch

Rebmun is a boy who is a second-grader 8-yr-old boy who doesn't even know how to count numbers. On his 8th birthday, his parents gifted him a parrot named Loro who wakes him up every six O'clock on school days. Getting upset of the bird's counting of numbers, the boy throws Loro out of the window. It flies to an enchanted forest where is held captive by a bird-eating giant named Tenten. In his search for the bird, Rebmun comes across with Tenten and dared him in a race in counting numbers and for the prize the freedom of all the birds he has in his cave. The boy defeats the giant with a simple trick and the birds are all freed.

About The Author

J.R. Arranguez Jr. comes from the Philippines. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of the Visayas in the city of Cebu. After graduation, he worked as a media production specialist in the Department of Agriculture Central Visayas Region and was chief editor for its in-house publications. He published news and feature stories in local and national magazines, wrote scripts related to agriculture, and produced documentary films for public consumption. The tenth in the brood of twelve, 'Jun' or 'Dodong' to his family or friends, is a native of Daanbantayan, the northernmost town in the province of Cebu. In 1994, he migrated to the USA and settled with his family in the town of Holly Springs, North Carolina. Jun worked as an information processing technician in NCDOR, Raleigh, until October 2014 when he was subjected to harassments and discrimination. He quit his state job and has been into writing fiction and children's book since then. Recently, Jun published Reminiscence, a historical/multicultural fiction and presently working on 'Beau, the Super Bronco', another book for the kids.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

kids

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

Information not completed

Logline

The Boy Who Hated Numbers tells the story of a boy named Rebmun and his pet bird he named Loro, who can count numbers like a real pro. The bird's job, as Rebmun's parents wanted was to wake up the boy every morning during school days and to teach him how to count numbers.

Short Summary

Greatly annoyed by the bird's constant counting of numbers every morning during schooldays, Rebmun threw the bird out of the house. The bird flew to the forest of Deervana where he was caught by a bird-eating giant called Tenten.


Rebmun dared the giant in a race in counting numbers. Rebmun defeated the giant and as a prize, the boy asked for the freedom of all the birds the giant held captives in his cave.

FEEDBACK

Rebmun is a boy who is a second-grader 8-yr-old boy who doesn't even know how to count numbers. On his 8th birthday, his parents gifted him a parrot named Loro who wakes him up every six O'clock on school days. Getting upset of the bird's counting of numbers, the boy throws Loro out of the window. It flies to an enchanted forest where is held captive by a bird-eating giant named Tenten. In his search for the bird, Rebmun comes across with Tenten and dared him in a race in counting numbers and for the prize the freedom of all the birds he has in his cave. The boy defeats the giant with a simple trick and the birds are all freed.

About The Author

J.R. Arranguez Jr. comes from the Philippines. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of the Visayas in the city of Cebu. After graduation, he worked as a media production specialist in the Department of Agriculture Central Visayas Region and was chief editor for its in-house publications. He published news and feature stories in local and national magazines, wrote scripts related to agriculture, and produced documentary films for public consumption. The tenth in the brood of twelve, 'Jun' or 'Dodong' to his family or friends, is a native of Daanbantayan, the northernmost town in the province of Cebu. In 1994, he migrated to the USA and settled with his family in the town of Holly Springs, North Carolina. Jun worked as an information processing technician in NCDOR, Raleigh, until October 2014 when he was subjected to harassments and discrimination. He quit his state job and has been into writing fiction and children's book since then. Recently, Jun published Reminiscence, a historical/multicultural fiction and presently working on 'Beau, the Super Bronco', another book for the kids.

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: Rebmun

Age: eight years old

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Outspoken,Funny,Manipulative,Aggressive,Engaging

Character 1

Name: Poutric

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Outspoken

Character 2

Name: Tenten, the giant

Age: Matured

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Villainous,Blunt,Sarcastic,Manipulative

Character 3

Name: Deervana

Age: matured female deer

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Aspiring,Confident,Engaging,Leader,Outspoken