Drew Perry

Perry teaches writing at Elon University. His first novel, This Is Just Exactly Like You, was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan prize from the Center for Fiction, a Best-of-the-Year pick from The Atlanta Journal Constitution and a SIBA Okra pick. His second, Kids These Days, was an Amazon Best-of-the-Month pick and was named to Kirkus Reviews 'Winter's Best Bets' and 'Books So Funny You're Guaranteed to Laugh' lists. You can purchase a collection of "Adventures with Toad & Wee" at ourstatestore.com.

Life

Toad & Wee: Thanksgiving Shake-Up

With a little elbow grease and a lot of laughter, young cooks transform jars of cream into homemade butter — and a new family tradition is born.

Western

Toad & Wee: Off the Map

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, the best-laid plans of boys and their parents take a back seat to spontaneous discoveries and mountain magic.

Nature

Legends of the Fire

Coaxing a roaring blaze from nothing more than twigs and sheer will is a skill that is passed down for generations.

Life

Toad & Wee: Building Memories

A quest to understand how boards and blocks become tables and chairs leads a pair of young woodworkers to a furniture factory in Burlington.

Life

Toad & Wee: Scruffy Duffers

On a short course at Pinehurst Resort, a pair of putter boys learn the finer points of teeing up, playing through, and celebrating a good drive (quietly).

Life

Toad & Wee: Slide & Splash

North Carolinians learn at an early age to brace themselves for the chilly thrill of zooming down Sliding Rock and plunging into the cold mountain water at the bottom.

Life

Toad & Wee: Off to the Races

At Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury — where go-karts roar around a red-clay track — a family on the hunt for excitement hits pay dirt.

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