The Adventures of Homer Fink

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iUniverse, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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Homer Fink could speak Latin and Greek or chart the orbit of the planet Jupiter, but when it came to tying his shoelaces or knotting his tie Homer was helpless.

The Adventures of Homer Fink is a story of youth's first awareness of power and philosophy and love. It is peopled with characters as real as your next door neighbors and yet uniquely extraordinary. Above all this is a tale full of humor and affection and the wonder of growing up.

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This is a cute little story about what happens when an absentminded genius is chosen by his classmates to run for school president. Interesting references are made to Greek gods and philosophers, and ... Read full review

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Offit is a novelist, teacher and curator of the George Polk Journalism Awards.

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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