Tuesday, April 19, 2016

P: PENCIL and Screwbolt

Yes, I used to read a lot. But I also had a FAVOURITE book.
It was called "The Adventures of Pencil and Screwbolt." I must admit I had to look up the name of the author who I remember was Russian. Iurii Mikhailovich Druzhkov. As I started on this theme, when I got to "P", I had a good many options but once I remembered Pencil and Screwbolt, no one else stood a chance! Not even Paul Baumer (All Quiet On The Western Front) or the Prophet (Kahlil Gibran) who also greatly influenced my thoughts and life as a teenager...
I used to know this book by heart as a child.
Now, I have scoured the internet sites looking for that book. It is currently out of print, they say.
Anyone heard of Pencil and Screwbolt? Anyone know where I can procure a copy?
I would be deeply obliged....

And I will leave you with a quote, it's from The Prophet.

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” 
― Kahlil GibranThe Prophet


  1. It appears that it is available at AbeBooks.com for 12.44 including shipping.

    Donna Smith

  2. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiEyZr4083OAhXFqR4KHUTjCx4QFggkMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Farchive.org%2Fdetails%2FTheAdventuresOfPencilAndScrewbolt&usg=AFQjCNHwMxHB3fXSu611V1OfZ4Og_Ima5w&sig2=BocCtvvcVT1tzDVkRkG2iA

    The internet is a wonderful place.

  3. sorry, screw(bolty) link. Here's the real one.