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Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price

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Publisher Comments:

It's not that the folks in Centerburg are especially nosy; it's that in a small town everyone seems to know everything. But Homer Price does know more about what's going on than anyone, because he's usually in the middle of things...

Synopsis:

Centerburg might be your town. Grampa Hercules and his never-ending tall tales, Dulcy Dooner, the uncooperative citizen, unbusinesslike Uncle Ulysses and his friendly lunchroom, the flustered sheriff, the pompous judge—they are all as American as they come. But there's a subtle and delightful difference. In Centerburg, along with the routine of day-to-day living, the most preposterous things keep happening.

But nothing fazes Homer Price! Ragweeds taller than fire ladders, music that sets a whole town dancing—he solves these problems calmly and efficiently. Homer Price is a boy with a good supply of common sense—and ingenuity!

Homer's Grampa Hercules is a delightful old rascal and his extravagent reminiscences of his youth are the starting point of many of the episodes. The chapter titles are as enticing as the chapters themselves: The Hide-a-Ride, Looking for Gold, Ever So Much More So, Experiment 13, Grampa Hercules and the Gravitty-Bitties, Pie and Punch and You-Know-Whats.

Mr. McCloskey's characters have warmth and kindness and a healthy curiosity; but they are not above a few minor faults and foibles. They are unmistakenably alive. Like Mr. McCloskey himself, they are perpetually amused by the everyday hazards and discrepancies around them.

About the Author

McCloskey attended Vesper George Art School in Boston and the National Academy of Design in New York. He divides his time between the Virgin Islands and Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140310726
Author:
Mccloskey, Robert
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
McCloskey, Robert
Author:
McCloskey
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Homer Price Adventures
Publication Date:
19771031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.56x5.90x.51 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Centerburg might be your town. Grampa Hercules and his never-ending tall tales, Dulcy Dooner, the uncooperative citizen, unbusinesslike Uncle Ulysses and his friendly lunchroom, the flustered sheriff, the pompous judge—they are all as American as they come. But there's a subtle and delightful difference. In Centerburg, along with the routine of day-to-day living, the most preposterous things keep happening.

But nothing fazes Homer Price! Ragweeds taller than fire ladders, music that sets a whole town dancing—he solves these problems calmly and efficiently. Homer Price is a boy with a good supply of common sense—and ingenuity!

Homer's Grampa Hercules is a delightful old rascal and his extravagent reminiscences of his youth are the starting point of many of the episodes. The chapter titles are as enticing as the chapters themselves: The Hide-a-Ride, Looking for Gold, Ever So Much More So, Experiment 13, Grampa Hercules and the Gravitty-Bitties, Pie and Punch and You-Know-Whats.

Mr. McCloskey's characters have warmth and kindness and a healthy curiosity; but they are not above a few minor faults and foibles. They are unmistakenably alive. Like Mr. McCloskey himself, they are perpetually amused by the everyday hazards and discrepancies around them.

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