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Peck is at his best with these hilarious stories that rest solidly within the American literary tradition of Mark Twain and Bret Harte. Teachers will cherish them as great read-alouds, and older teens will gain historical perspective from this lively picture of the depression years in small-town America. (Ages 12 and older) --Patty Campbell
It was one of the funniest books that we had read in a long time.
On a road trip we read the book aloud and I loved it as much as my 7 year old son AND my 16 year old daughter who had read it years before in elementary school.
This was a great book that I could enjoy reading as an adult and I can recommend as a teacher.
A great story that's uplifting but also realistic. A great way for kids to learn about some of the harder times our country has faced. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by John - CookEatShare
Purchased for school. Didn't hear any complaints (and believe me I would) so assume they are happy.Published 10 days ago by Cheryl Harris
Great book! It was fun, heartwarming, and it shed some light on the lives of people that lived during the great depression. A good choice for children and a fun read for adults.Published 15 days ago by mickieig
Great as usual -- so real -- so many memories for wife and I !!Published 2 months ago by Ruth E. Chew
I laughed and laughed and cried a little, too. The circumstances and language are from a day gone by, but they seemed very real to me. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Montano
Well, at school we had to read a long way from Chicago, and I liked the book, then I came over this book and thought why not? So I bought it. It's well worth the price. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anna of Arrendale