A Penny's Worth of Character

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Whittlesey House, 1954 - Boys - 61 pages
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Shan is dishonest with the storekeeper in his rural Kentucky community, but he feels better about himself after his mother forces him to put things right.

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i read this book as a kid in grade school in the 60s, remembered the title and looked it up 40 plus years later and found it. wow. i liked it then though i confess i didn't understand returning bags for a penny? we returned empty bottles for a nickel. i grew up in LA but the book obviously made an impression on me for i never forgot it. now i'm going to look up other books i recall from my childhood. 


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