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  - polarmath - LibraryThing

I enjoyed listening to this book as I was on a trip. Not sure I would have chosen it on my own, but I did enjoy the chance to listen to it. It is one that would have probably been better for me as a book. Read full review

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User Review  - eggsnhm - LibraryThing

A quick read, On the Road to Mr. Mineo's is the story of the search for a one-legged pigeon by neighborhood kids and townspeople alike. Aimed at younger readers, the book does a great job of capturing ... 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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