Polly, Stubby & Al
Polly is a true story about my grandparents and their two children, my mother and aunt during the 1920s. It is an illustrated children’s reader.
BEN and SARA DONOVAN live in a small community called Wolfe Lake with their two daughters, six year old MEGAN and eight year old KATIE. The family has two pets, Polly, a multi-colored talking parrot and Stubby a tan colored, bowlegged English bulldog. Daddy Ben owns a small landscaping business. Mama Sara is a housewife and animal lover. One day, Mama Sara, Megan, Katie and Stubby are walking in the woods when they see an injured black crow lying on the ground. Mama Sara picks up the crow, takes him home and nurse’s him back to health. When healed and released back into the wild, the black crow flies back to their home, choosing to remain with the family. They name him Al and he becomes one of their family pets.
Over the years the family had become used to Polly’s chatter, but a week later they’re amazed when Al speaks. From then on their everyday life took on an abrupt and hilarious change. From that day forward nothing is the same in the Donovan household, as Al becomes a funny and mischievous character. Then one sunny day, while flying in the sky, Al is caught in a sudden storm. The sky turns black, bolts of lightning are flashing, there’s strong winds and heavy rain. Over and over Al desperately calls for help, “Mama, Mama.” They watch as Al is tossed in the wind and blown toward the nearby dense forest. Getting into daddy Ben’s pickup, they follow after their wind-blown pet. However, the family is helpless as they look up into the darkened sky and watch Al’s plight. Does Al survive? Do they ever see their pet crow again?
About D.B. Silvis (Naples, Florida Author)
D.B Silvis is from Muskegon, Michigan, and lives in Naples, Florida. As a graduate of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse Drama College and Florida Atlantic University, and a former member of the Screen Actors Guild, he has worked on stage, television and in films as an actor. He has written six novels, one children’s book and three screenplays.
Five of his six books have a one minute video on his website site and on YouTube at: dbsilvisauthor.com
1. Star Blue Soldier---An alien science fiction.
2. Puzzle of Death---A detective crime thriller.
3. Blowing in the Wind ---A college student, coming of age comedy.
4. Cop on the Hook---A Mafia crime thriller.
5. Polly, Stubby & Al---A family pets illustrated children's book, ages: 5-10.
6. Spawn of Evil---Adult fiction thriller-Nazi serial killers. Age:18+
7. Stilettoed--- Sequel to Puzzle of Death.
8. Gracie---A children’s story about a greyhound.
Now a retired actor and businessman, he continues writing.