First published in 1920, „Swatty: A Story of Real Boy” is another breathtaking tale from American author Ellis Parker Butler (December 5, 1869 – September 13, 1937). Butler, the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays, is most famous for his short story „Pigs is Pigs” in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs that soon start proliferating geometrically. His writing spanned more than forty years and his stories, poems and articles were published in more than 225 magazines. „Swatty: A Story of Real Boy” is a challenging read. A good over view of life, recommended highly!