Lentil by Robert McCloskey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. And the story of how Lentil, who learned to play a harmonion because he couldn’t sing and could not whistle, and who saved the town thereby. Buy a cheap copy of Lentil (Picture Puffins) book by Robert McCloskey. Lentil s harmonica playing saves the day when calamity threatens the homecoming.

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Jul 31, Pamela Powell rated it really liked it Shelves: To check out all my reviews: Peggy died in The story, set in Boston, Massachusettsfeatures a mallard pair nccloskey nests on an island in the Charles River. This is from the early s but you could totally picture Opie Taylor from “Andy Griffith” reading this and getting in I’m giving this five stars for the illustrations.

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. We live in this superficial world where we focus on what’s the latest news on the Kardashians then the important issues that is effecting our government and the world. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

Today’s children need to read this, if only to see Lentil’s bare feet everywhere, even to school.

For example, the book is set in the fictional town of Alto, Ohio – home of the great Colonel Carter also fictional. This is one of my favorite stories of all time. Lentil’s courage and ability come to the rescue as letnil welcomes the Colonel with a celebration song on his harmonica.


The spreads take up two thirds of each page; there is humor and good artistry in the lithographic drawings. What a blast from the past! Christmas in Noisy Village Astrid Lindgren. He can’t carry a tune, and can’t even pucker his lips to whistle. But Old Sneep, the grouchiest man in town, doesn’t want anyone celebrating Colonel Carter’s homecoming. The illustrations are fantastic as always and my main issue is I couldn’t connect to the story and I blame that mccloxkey the world that I currently live in.

I found a nearly new condition copy of Lentil at a resale shop and bought it for my “Grandma” book shelf because it mcclsokey award-winning author Robert McCloskey’s name. Lentil is a little boy that wants so bad to sing; but he simply can’t. Lentil can’t sing and he can’t whistle, so he takes up the harmonica and practices every day.

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Apr 24, Charity Yost Reed rated it liked it. The themes of being eobert, searching until you find your niche, giving to others are all there. But I had forgotten how much I love this one–the illustrations are beautifully done and reflect another time perfectly. So he saves his money and gets a harmonica and teaches himself to play. Jul 27, Luisa Knight rated it really liked it Shelves: When Old Sneep stops the welcoming parade in its tracks, Lentil’s music turns out to be just what Alto needs.

The town mccloskdy deals with that Colonel Carter is finally visiting his small town after years in the service and the whole town is giddy about his arrival.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Madeline’s Christmas Ludwig Bemelmans. Nov 09, Kim Bitner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Practically every page has a church in it, and there are at least three churches in the town of Alto, Ohio, judging by the endsheet illustration.

A Pocket for Corduroy Dan Freeman. I’m giving this five stars for the illustrations.

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Apr 06, Logan rated it really liked it. I did not learn to whistle until I was 16, so this was another book, like Whistle for Willie, that would have mcclosiey an encouragement to me then. BUT the main part that irked me was this book was obviously written by someone who knows nothing about playing band instruments, and yet he not only chose to writ Ugh!

Based on the illustrations the small town is depicted between the late 19th century or early 20th century. Good Night, Gorilla Peggy Rathmann. This is from the early s but you could totally picture Opie Taylor from “Andy Griffith” reading this and getting inspired to take up the harmonica like Lentil and parade through Mayberry with his tunes!

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