It’s hard to believe, but we just completed the last book for our Notgrass History literature course. The book, Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey, was a great one with which to end the year. It’s a look at life in the mid-west in the 1950’s, the era we were studying.

Homer, who is based on the author, is a teenager who spends his spare time inventing things. He helps his Uncle Ulysses and Aunt Aggy in their lunchroom, meets a “super hero”, eats lots of donuts and even watches an entire subdivision get built! But of course, there are some snags along the way.

This cute book is made even better with Mr. McCloskey’s fine artwork. 

We give it five stars!


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