Homer Price

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The Viking Press, 1943 - Juvenile Fiction - 149 pages
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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 funded Centerburg and who owned the precious formula for making Cough Syrup and Elixir of Life Compound. While Centerburg is not exactly nosey, precious little happens that the good citizens do not know.

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(3 stars out of 5)
McCloskey, Robert. (1943). Homer Price. New York: Puffin.
Grade: 3-5 (GR: Q 4th grade)
Rating: B-
Comments: A collection of short stories written in the 1940s. Stories are a little funny, some are hard to figure out - probably due to the fact the book was written 60+ years ago. I did love the runaway donut story and I also love the illustrations. Not surprising since Robert McCloskey is a Caldecott winning illustrator as well. (Make Way for Ducklings) 

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The three stars is from the adult me. The child me read this book several times, chiefly for the donut-maker story. I found the silly sheriff with his constant spoonerisms annoying even at age 8, but ... Read full review

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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.

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