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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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I don't remember loving this as a child, but then, I probably thought it was too much of a boys' book.  The irony is, that it isn't really even so much a kids' book.  So much subversion and symbolism ... Read full review

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User Review  - shaberstroh - LibraryThing

My favorite is "Nothing New Under the Sun" a pied piper tale. I've done a three part library program. One week we read an original version of the story, then we started reading the Homer Price version. We ended with a play version of the Pied Piper, which the students loved. 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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