Whether he’s pretending to be a cowboy or an adventurer, one accessory is essential: a BULLWHIP!
When his mother makes him a whip out of some old, rawhide shoelaces, Mark couldn’t be happier. That is, until the day he spies a REAL bullwhip at the mall. With his birthday money he buys it, little suspecting that heartbreak is soon to follow…!
This sequel to Mark Banana and the New Red Cape is infused with all the charm, humor, and tenderness of its predecessor – and then some!
With hilarious illustrations and easy-to-read print, each Mark Banana book is ideal for read-aloud storytime and also for building confidence in semi-independent readers. Written for kids, but equally as entertaining for adults, the continuing adventures of Mark Banana are a delight for the whole family!
Targeted Age Group:: 4-8
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote Mark Banana and the New Red Cape about fourteen years ago as a present for my mother, with no plans to publish it. However, it was so much fun to write that it has played on my imagination ever since. When my own kids were learning to read, I was surprised by how few stories there are that bridge the gap between picture books and chapter books. Mark Banana just seemed like the perfect vehicle to meet this need and have some fun in the process!
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Mark is me, and his world was essentially my world growing up – though in the interests of good storytelling, I have taken great liberties with actual history. Other characters are based loosely upon the wonderful people I was blessed to know, and who made my childhood rich and full.
Hi! I’m Marcus MacGregor, author of the Mark Banana series. As a dad and former teacher, I’ve always been grateful for stories written primarily to delight and entertain. They are like rays of sunshine that lift moods, spirits, and hopes.
Enter Mark Banana. His adventures (and misadventures) are based loosely on my own childhood, which thanks to my loving parents was a very happy one.
May the sweetness, the humor, and the surprise twists of Mark Banana deepen your childrens’ love of life and literature – and may they put a smile on your face as well!
Links to Purchase Print Books
Link to Buy Mark Banana and the Broken Bullwhip Print Edition at Amazon
Links to Purchase eBooks
Link To Buy Mark Banana and the Broken Bullwhip On Amazon