In The Lost and Found Journal of a Miner 49er (Vol. 1), Jack Dublin guides us through a world of fantasy and folklore stretching from the shores of Australia to the Island of California. Along the way, we encounter all manner of mythical creatures, from the self-consumed phoenix and red-haired giants, to a talking coyote and the dreaded Canyon Sphinx. We peer into the exploits of powerful rulers and infamous outlaws, who—though their names be lost to history—are no less important to the fabric of civilization than Abraham Lincoln and Jesse James. At the end of our journey, we have come face to face with a history far different from what we learned in school, but with a deepened faith in God, our imaginations ablaze for the next adventure.
Volume 1 represents hand-picked entries from a cache of journals Mr. Dublin claims to have discovered in the Grand Canyon in 2013. Forensic evidence (if it actually exists) would seem to support his conclusion that the author of the journals, whose Christian name was Cody Kirschenbaum, is none other than the Miner 49er from the American folk song Oh, My Darling, Clementine. Long believed to be fictional characters, Kirschenbaum and his daughter Clementine emerge from the manuscript as flesh-and-bone colonizers from a forgotten epoch, driven by their faith in the pursuit of riches and redemption.
Buy the book, and follow the author on social media:
Learn more about the writer. Visit the Author’s Website.
Get This Childrens Book Book From Amazon.
Visit the Author’s Facebook Fan Page.
Visit the Author’s Twitter page.
Jack Dublin split his formative years between the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and West Germany. After graduating from high school in Northern Virginia, he heeded the call of Horace Greeley and went West, earning his baccalaureate degree from the University of Arizona. Growing up, Jack had little interest in history, much less the 49er Gold Rush, until his love of travel and exploration intersected a contentious debate on the lost history of mankind. Mr. Dublin now writes faith-based fiction for middle-grade readers to set the record straight. He lives in parts unknown (under pseudonym) with his beloved bride, their four darling children, and a fancy bearded dragon.