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Penrod and Sam

Penrod and Sam Tarkington was one of the most popular American novelist and dramatist of his time The Penrod series of novels deal with the daily life and trials of a boy of eleven and twelve in turn of the cen

  • Title: Penrod and Sam
  • Author: Booth Tarkington
  • ISBN: 9780884117025
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1916 Tarkington was one of the most popular American novelist and dramatist of his time The Penrod series of novels deal with the daily life and trials of a boy of eleven and twelve in turn of the century Indiana The humor is found in the petty hypocrisies of the adults and the na vet of the children and how those two things intertwine Penrod is not alone in his trave1916 Tarkington was one of the most popular American novelist and dramatist of his time The Penrod series of novels deal with the daily life and trials of a boy of eleven and twelve in turn of the century Indiana The humor is found in the petty hypocrisies of the adults and the na vet of the children and how those two things intertwine Penrod is not alone in his travels in this volume he is accompanied by his loyal yet aging dog Duke, his best friend Sam Williams, and two African Americans across the alley, Herman and Verman Contents Penrod and Sam The Bonded Prisoner The Militarist Bingism The In Or In Georgie Becomes a Member Whitey Salvage Reward of Merit Conscience The Tonic Gipsy Concerning Trousers Camera Work in the Jungle A Model Letter to a Friend Wednesday Madness Penrod s Busy Day On Account of the Weather Creative Art The Departing Guest Yearnings The Horn of Fame The Party and The Heart of Marjorie Jones See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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    1. UGH! This book was horrible! Prepare for a rant review!Penrod and Sam was a popular novel written by Booth Tarkington. Tarkington was considered one of the greatest authors in America. However, once I started into the book, I wondered how in the world he afforded such a title! Penrod and Sam chronicles the adventures of two mischievous little boys. In my opinion a better name would have been Brat and Accomplice as they enact all sorts of atrocities towards others. While this may have been a favo [...]

    2. This was, in effect, a sequel to Penrod. This despite the fact that Penrod turned 12 at the end of the previous book and was "nearly 12" in this book. Whatever, it's the same cast of 11-year-old boys doing the kinds of inventive, and often naughty, things that 11-year-old boys do. Rather a fun read.

    3. Great book! Very funny and entertaining. It's sorta like Huck Finn except all the adventure takes place near the house. Booth T has a rather dry and wry sense of humor, and I laughed out loud quite a bit. His descriptions of the characters' emotions and reactions are priceless!

    4. Seminal for me. Shaped my sense of adolescence and America. Then later I discovered the racism and classism.

    5. This is one of the most hilarious books we ever read as a family, but you do have to watch out for some ignorant racist comments.

    6. Oh my goodness, these books are very entertaining! Penrod is a young boy with quite the active imagination which gets himself and his friends into trouble quite frequently. Very funny!

    7. This book was given to me by my Grandpa years ago, and it was one of his favorites. I appreciate it so much more now, being the mom of three boys. It’s laugh out loud funny in parts. Definitely written for another time, some things about little boys never change though :)

    8. I'm not sure that 1969 was the year I actually finished this book but it's a good guess. I read three Penrod books but I don't recall the name of the third. Heck I named my first cat Penrod. Years later I read 'The Magnificent Amberbersons', also by Tarkington because of the Modern Library designation and because it was recommended by Mom.

    9. Laughter is good for the bones. Penrod definitely needs a deal more spankings than he gets, but since a merry heart doeth good like a medicine, and this book is undeniably funny, sometimes a book like this is just what you need. :) Especially if you know many little boys, Penrod and his follies ring hilariously true. :D

    10. Funny and engaging story!The only problem is the racist language that was indicative of the time period. The story line is enjoyable but I wouldn't recommend the book to a young person who might not consider the context.

    11. Re-read to Madelyn. I couldn't read sometimes I was laughing so hard. I think a lot of the grandiloquence went over her head.

    12. Every Hoosier should have some Booth Tarkington on thier shelf and Penrod and Sam is an awesome read!

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