Homer Price

Book cover: 'Homer Price'
Author(s): 
Robert McCloskey
Copyright: 
1943
Publisher: 
Puffin Books
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
149 pages
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

These clever and humorous stories of the adventures of a brainy, problem-solving small-town boy make great reading for grade-schoolers (especially boys) or a terrific read-aloud. This is suitable for rolling-on-the-floor type laughing (not terribly well-suited to bedtime!). A real classic! The sequel, Centerberg Tales is just as good. Older children may also appreciate allusions to liberal naming of townspeople after characters from the Iliad.

Review Date: 
3-25-02
Reviewed by: 
Alicia Van Hecke