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ISBN13: 9780140309270
ISBN10: 0140309276
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Homer Price lives two miles out of Centerburg, where Route 56 meets 56A, but most of his friends and relatives live in town. They include Aunt Aggy and Uncle Ulysses, the Sheriff and the boys, Miss Terwilliger, Miss Naomi Enders, great-great-great granddaughter of Ezekiel Enders who founded Centerburg and who owned the precious formula for making Cough Syrup and Elixer of Life Compound. While Centerburg is not exactly nosey, precious little happens that the good citizens do not know.

In six preposterous tales, Robert McCloskey takes a good look at the face of mid-western America with humorous and affectionate eyes. No matter how old or young the reader, the strange skullduggery of the Sensational Scent, the extravagant affair of the Doughnuts, the breathtaking suspense of "Mystery Yarn", the doleful defeat of The Super-Duper, the puzzling problem of Michael Murphy's musical Mousetrap, and the Great Pageant of One Hundred and Fifty Years of Centerburg Progress Week, will reduce him to helpless laughter.

Homer Price has the world well under control.

Synopsis:

Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.

About the Author

Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer.  He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000.  You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston's Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.

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deeann, June 16, 2010 (view all comments by deeann)
I know, this book is really dating me but it is one of my favorites to read out loud. My mom read it to me and I read it to my own kids and the children in my class. Robert McCloskey's classic collection of stories is about a young lad named Homer Price and the every day lives of the folks living in the little town of Centerburg, Ohio. Each chapter brings a new adventure and mystery for Homer and his friends to solve. There are robbers and a skunk, a comic book hero come to life, a run away doughnut machine and a lost diamond bracelet, the worlds biggest ball of yarn, a whistling mouse exterminator and, of course, the famous town pageant. The time period is in the 1940's and, without even realizing it, your children will learn a little about life before computers and i pods through McCloskey's entertaining stories and his expressive illustrations. You'll laugh out loud together as the author good naturedly pokes fun at small town life and the institutions that we hold dear.
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lima27h, December 20, 2007 (view all comments by lima27h)
AM 70 YEARS OLD AND READ THE HOMER PRICE BOOKS AT ABOUT AGE 7 OR 8. HAVE RECENTLY BOUGHT THEM FOR MY OLDEST GRANDCHILDREN AGE7. TIMELESS BOOKS--WISH HE HAD WRITTEN MORE.
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yesiread77, December 8, 2006 (view all comments by yesiread77)
I have read many books that kinda relate to this one and it was really good. I go around telling my friends to read because it is actually a good book. I might have to go buy homer price just so i can read it to my family. I loved it you are a great writer i am going to read more of your books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140309270
Author:
Mccloskey, Robert
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
McCloskey, Robert
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Wit and humor
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Puffin Book
Series Volume:
395.
Publication Date:
October 1976
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.96x5.04x.41 in. .28 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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