- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 1000 (What's this?)
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books; Reissue edition (December 29, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780142404157
- ISBN-13: 978-0142404157
- ASIN: 0142404152
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 182 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer. He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston's Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.
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"Homer Price" was my absolute favorite book as a young kid. I recently needed a trip down
a nostalgia path and wanted something valuable from my youth that I could share with my
grandkids. I purchased a used copy of the book through one of the re-sellers on Amazon. The
copy I received was in good physical condition but the margins were filled with foul scribbling
and vulgar graffiti. That made it a book I could no longer share with my grandkids. It would
have cost as much as I paid for it to ship it back so it's in my recycling bin.
Now the EXCELLENT:
I then ordered a NEW copy of "Homer Price" and the sequel "Centerburg Tales". This time,
without the vandalism of the used copy, I was able to read the story and fondly think back to
my childhood friends who also read the book. We'd discuss the book often. At age eight,
Homer Price, might just be the book that made me be a reader.
These are books that I feel every young boy should read. The stories are fun. They come from
a time when writers did not feel the need to be edgy or include a political or societal agenda.
The book is about kids being kids, before the age of 24/7/365 organized sports, TV, Ipad...
McCloskey's illustrations are delightful. Oh, one thing: in the first chapter ("The Case of the Sensational Scent") there are four robbers. Yet, in the scene where they are all in one bed, the illustration shows five robbers. I wonder why...
The Homer Price tales are filled with quirky and humorous characters which will delight adult and child alike. Mr. McCloskey's whimsical illustrations are classic.
Centerville is the setting for some wondrous, outlandish tales featuring colorful characters. Super Duper, a Superman hero-type fails to ultimately impress young comic book fans. Miss Terwilliger strikes a blow for women's rights in an appropriate yarn about giant balls of string. Modern day pied piper Michael Murphy comes to town with a better mousetrap and more.
Homer Price is clever, thoughtful and enjoyable. The stories are short, but densely packed with rich characterizations. The book should be a welcome edition to a home library.