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Paperback Homer Price Book

ISBN: 0140309276

ISBN13: 9780140309270

Homer Price

(Book #1 in the Homer Price Series)

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Format: Paperback

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Book Overview

Welcome to Centerburg Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Nostalgic hilarity for young people and adults as well!

You'll roll on the floor holding your splitting sides when you read about Homer Price and the crazy doughnut machine. This is great midwestern 40s stuff, still suitable today for both early teens and self-actualized adults alike. Homer Price is a kid who's oblivious to difficult challenges. His antics causes each of us to mentally return to the days when frutrations were few and obstructions to new dillemmas just simply did not exist. Homer just takes on each situation as it arises and, somehow, things always turn out okay. Originally published in 1943, this is one of my two favorite books for young people, (the other being "The Trolley Car Family," by Eleanor Clymer, 1947). The six short stories in this Homer Price volume include: 1. The Case of the Sensational Scent 2. The Case of the Cosmic Comic 3. The Doughnuts 4. Mystery Yarn 5. Nothing New Under the Sun (Hardly) 6. Wheels of Progress This book is also available in softcover, which is the one I own. You COULD get this book for your kids, especially for boys, but the heck with that idea -- get it for yourself and you won't regret it! My highest recommendation.

Crazy Centerburg, somewhere in the USA.

Homer Price A collection of heartwarming tales from a small town in the USA, as told by one of its younger residents. Shades of Bill Bryson, except that Homer Price predates him by a generation or more. Wonderful, quirky illustrations by the author himself, who has a an eye for detail similar to that of Norman Rockwell.

Homer Price Is a great book!!

The story is about a boy that lives in a town called Centerburg, where Route 56 meets 56A. There are six stories about Homer Price and the people in his town. My personal favorite story is the "The Doughnuts." It is about his Uncle Ulysses lunchroom and the gadgets and the outrageous inventions in there. One day something goes wrong. Some of the characters are the sheriff, the boys, Aggy, Uncle Ulysses, Uncle Telly, and Miss Terwiller. Some of the not so bright characters are the sheriff who talks backwards a lot. Uncle Telly, Miss Terwiller, and the sheriff all collect string. Also Uncle Ulysses owns a lunchroom that a lot of people go to. Homer Price's family owns a tourist camp where people can say for the night. The sheriff spends most of his time down at the barbershop, and plays checkers. Great book!!

An undiminished delight

This book should be at the top of your purchase list for every child in the 7 to 10 age group. Homer is an all-American boy in the all-American small town of Centerburg, somewhere in the all-American midwest, and in six hilarious escapades he keeps the kids (and grownup readers, too) enthralled. The stories are funny, engaging and original, and the illustrations, by the author, are priceless. Everyone will have their favorite chapter in this book; my own favorite was "The Doughnuts"; decades after I first read it as a child, it's still as fresh and funny as it was way back when. I bought this book for my son when he was seven and he was in stitches from the first page to the last. "Homer" is one of the all-time champs.

A Classic!

I'm now 65.I love this book. I remember when I was in second grade, and read it for the first time. Donut machine... Pets... Sure, it's "old fashioned." But it has humor, and a delightful, light spin.I love to give this to an 8-year old, or a kid who is just learning to read! The stories are full of a kid's view of a simple world. (The way the world should be to a kid.) Read it yourself. Fun, from start to finish. The illustrations are wonderful. I have to go and get another donut!
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