Ido Uto-Uko

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The first book in the "BoxMan" series:



by Ido Uto-Uko

Time Travel with a Twist

Boxman is invisible.  Join him as he travels through time and meets four famous people. They talk, work together, and ultimately help each other on their journeys.

Sometimes we need someone to help us
"get out of the box."

Interior page illustrations by: Ini Uto-Uko
Front cover illustration by: Jorge Jimenez

ISBN: 978-1-61170-018-3

26 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
will full color illustrations

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)

Box Man

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“My class really enjoyed it. The book has a lot of symbolism in it.” —Robert Butler-Thirty Year Middle School Teacher and Educator

“Boxman has a very spiritual aspect to it. It really taps the senses of touch, sound, and sight.” —Mohassan Muhammed, Founder , Grandma’s Hands, Oakland CA

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Boxman - Author Introduction & Premise


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~ Copyright Material ~
Chapter 1

It is mid-afternoon and the sky is drenched in red-orange.
The end of the summer is here as tree branches bend and leaves are falling.
There is a courtship of nature’s beauty as court-filled sounds are calling.

A man is placed in the middle of a comfortable park.
People are playing three-on-three basketball, reading novels, and enjoying themselves while painting murals and viewing fine urban art.

Unsure and skeptical by the things that are around, his hands are bent, and face placed pointed towards the grassy ground.
He is garnished with the garb of classical 21st century hip-hop fashion ware.
With ivory sweat pants, boots, a pull-over, head-wrap, and a determined attitude that does not care.

Adorned with a golden shine of a simple bodily force field.
His future encounters will make him strong so that one day he can be seen by all, in hopes that he can be healed.

Politely given the name Box, for he is invisible to the unfaithful, for it is they that doubt.
Pondering a thought he thinks to himself, “I wish there was a way I can be seen and earn some clout.”

Particularly placed by a strongly rooted oak known as the touching tree, he finds an unquenchable strength in its foundation and in its comfort he is happy.

It is at this time he notices a crowd gathered under a gracefully structured white gazebo.
People are intensely running around some type of object inside and without knowledge of where to go.

Box Man: “Maybe I should move there? I think I should take a look?
Possibly there is a party? For whatever it is-it seems to be off the hook.”

The people are reading from a piece of paper.
They are looking puzzled at the document, as if they are attempting to solve a mystery caper.

There is a list of famous peoples names that appear: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Albert Einstein, Toni Morrison, and Tupac Shakur.

“What is this I view?  What is this I glance?  If I go back in time will these great people give me a chance?”

Albert Einstein
Illustration by Ini Uto-Uko ~ Copyright Material ~

Ido Uto-Uko

Ido Uto-Uko is a writer and entrepreneur who recently moved to Hawaii.

Ido has written articles about sports and current affairs for local newspapers. He enjoys reading, and writing but his passion is mentoring children to help them succeed.

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My next book, in the Boxman series, is entitled Needles!! It is about a young girl who helps Boxman on his adventures!! — Ido


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