On the Road to Mr. Mineo's

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Macmillan, Oct 2, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 181 pages
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Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina--that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon†flies into town†and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who's been begging for a dog, spots him on top of†a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there's Ethel and Amos, an old couple who sees the pigeon in their barn†keeping company with†a little brown dog that†barks all night. The pigeon lands smack in the middle†of Mutt Raynard's head, but he's the town liar, so no one believes him. And when Stella's brother Levi†and his scabby-kneed, germ-infested†friends†notice the pigeon, they join the chase, too. Meanwhile, across town, Mr. Mineo has one less homing pigeon than he used to...†Barbara O'Connor has delivered another ingeniously crafted story full of southern charm, kid-sized adventures, and†quirky, unforgettable†characters.

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User Review  - S - Goodreads

As a variety of townspeople chased after a one-legged pigeon, I had to keep reading to see who would end up with him in the end. Read full review

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User Review  - Gail Shipley - Goodreads

I could not get into this book. I read it all but was quite bored. I forced myself to read it because it was a review book. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Barbara O'Connor has written numerous books for young readers, including How to Steal a Dog, The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis, and, most recently, The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester. She lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

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