Centerburg Tales

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Viking, Jan 1, 1951 - Juvenile Fiction - 190 pages
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Further adventures of Homer Price, including those in which a juke box sets the whole town singing against its will and in which a mad scientist develops weeds that overrun the town.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Grandpa Hercules ? (tall tales) ? ? ? The Hide-a-Ride (too silly to be racist against Indian braves") ? ? ? Sparrow Courthouse (clock hands subject to weight of birds) ? ? ? Looking for Gold (Hopper ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

It's been decades since I read Centerburg Tales, but the three stories included here are apparently taken from that larger book... which I do plan to reread soonish. ? Here we enjoy the antics of the ... Read full review

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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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