Lanky Tales, Vol. 3: A Good and Faithful Friend & Other Stories 
  Illustrated by Jane A. Snyder 

and Westleigh Heath

Although they are designed for children ages 8-12, these stories are fun for the whole family as the reader gets to know the delightful—and sometimes quirky—residents of the Cove who appear throughout the series.

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the Mars Hill University Bookstore, and Malaprop's.

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Lanky Lonagan first appeared on the scene when the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) produced C. Robert Jones’s musical, A Belonging Place, the story of Abel Ammons, a mountain fable teller.  In the play, Abel tells stories to the local children about his favorite character, Lanky Lonagan, who at age 13 is six feet, four inches tall (therefore the name “Lanky.”)   

C. Robert Jones and the illustrator of Volume One, Jennie Jones Branham, at a book signing.

The Town Theatre is the longest-running community theatre continuously operating, and under professional direction, in the United States.  

​C. Robert invites you to read the typescript of his history of the venerable theatre in this free PDF download. Just click on the link below.

Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Pisgah Press LLC (November 30, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1942016026
ISBN-13: 978-1942016021
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches    

  Whether it was the opening night of Breath of Life with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in London, or the pre-Broadway opening of Carol Channing’s Hello Dolly! in Washington, D.C., or experiencing Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Macbeth at Stratford-upon-Avon, C. Robert Jones has enjoyed a lifetime of adventures as playwright, director, teacher, composer, and avid theater-goer—adventures that have taken him to fascinating places filled with fascinating people.           

I Like It Here!chronicles these stories, along with many others, and also tells the backgrounds of several world-premiere productions he directed: Bernard Sabath’s You Caught Me Dancing, Steve Bouser’s Senator Sam, and his own musical, The Clown.

C. Robert’s adventures provide a charming slice of theater life in the last half of the 20th century.

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Malaprops, and other select bookstores

    261 pp., many b&w illustrations  

ISBN:   978-0985387563    LCCN:    2013950757
Pisgah Press, LLC   PO Box 1427  Candler, NC 28715


The Town Theatre of Columbia, South Carolina, 1919-1974

Lanky Tales, Vol. 2: Billy Red Wing & Other Stories 
 Illustrated by Jane A. Snyder

   and Westleigh Heath

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Pisgah Press LLC (August 31, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1942016107
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches

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C. Robert Jones



Volume 3

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Lanky Tales, Vol. I: The Bird Man & Other Stories

Illustrated by Jennie Jones Branham and Westleigh Heath

**** The Lanky Tales Series ****

Recommended for readers 8 - 12