Centerburg Tales: More Adventures of Homer Price (Download)
Ah little Centerburg the uintessential 1940 s Midwestern town A friendly sheriff angle diagonal parking a shirt tail relative who tells tall tales mass hysteria wait a minute what s with this burg Welcome to part two of the Homer Price tales by Robert MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS McCloskey who put his little hero Homer Price though a series of them in the eponymous first book and in this one brought Homer back for CENTERBURG TALES to charm children and bemuse parents over seventy years later As far as I know this little classic has never out of print nor should it ever Great to read or read aloud to others for younger readers OK this is a weird book It s a seuel to Homer Price but whereas that book as far as I remember was whimsical but ultimately not fantastical this one crosses the line into a couple of strange fairy tale like stories We start with tall tales told by Grampa Hercules many characters derive their names from classical mythology with no other discernible connection to their namesakes and the delight the kids take in them They re amusing though with some troublingly racist by 21st century standards anyway attitudes towards Native Americans but clearly tall tales told by Grampa we re not expected to believe them Then however we move into two further stories both of which are unabashedly fantastical but presented as real events One is about a guy who inherits seeds his crackpot inventor relative left him which turn out to grow giant ragweed Why anyone would want to develop giant ragweed remains unexplained though the resolution is at least amusing The next and final one is eve overtly fantastical a mysterious stanger puts an unnamed record in the uke box Anyone who hears the song literally can t stop singing it and dancing in an overtly fairy tale scenario The cure is implausible and there s no explanation for why the guy would have put the
record in the uke box anyway Moderately entertaining but disjointed and perplexing in the uke box anyway Moderately entertaining but disjointed and perplexing somewhat by McCloskey s expressive illustrations Homer and the residents of Centerburg OH are back with crazy stories tall tales and wacky inventions Kind of a collection of short stories feels a lot like episodes of The Andy Griffith Show Grandpa Herc s stories and the almost trouble they get him into hayfever sufferers worst nightmare nearly coming to pass the curse of the song that get s stuck in your head and If small town Americana is your thing you will love this Content notes Non politically correct and not meant to be derogatory but accurate for the time period portrayed descriptions of other people no other language issues No sensuality but some partial nudity in one of the illustrations and complete nudity in the story as it s talking abou. Centerburg might be your town Grampa Hercules and his never ending tall tales Dulcy Dooner the uncooperative citizen unbusinesslike Uncle Ulysses and his friendly lunchroom the flustered sheriff the pompous udge they are all as American as they come But there's a subtle and delightful difference In Centerburg along with the routine of day to day living the most preposterous things keep happeningBut nothing.
Robert McCloskey ¿ 4 Free downloadT a guy trying to take a bath Only possibly violent things I remember some people Might Have Gotten Smacked On have gotten smacked on head no lasting damage Annnd Homer is at it again Trouble mayhem and chaos ust seems to circle him like satellites I know the feelingbut it s much fun to read about Homers experiences than tolive through minehe seems to skin across the surface of trouble unscathed a uality I greatly admire Written very tongue in cheek this is a wonderfully uaint look back in time that anyone of acertain age will enjoy For a small town Centerburg has an awful lot happening there The best places in town for all the local gossip seems to be the barbershop where you can get a shave or haircut read the magazines and catch up on everything happening in town The local restaurantis another hotspot where fresh tasty donuts are one of the main specialitys and this is where the best chats seem to happen This book was very enjoyable and the characters are very loveable and memorable My favourites are Homer and his Grandpa These are perfect books for kids and the young at heart Lots of adventures and fun times to be had between these pages A reread from long years ago There is a lot of humor and political satire in these tall tales I laughed out loud at Dulcy Dooner attempting to get the town to pay him for not allowing his hideous ragweeds to bloom The story about the earworm with its shout out to Mark Twain has always been my favorite In the Audible version narrator John McDonough actually puts a tune to the doughnut song and it s perfect It s also very catchy It s going through my head even as I write this in fact YikesGrandpa Hercules is a gem The story of his great ump is wonderful And so is the one about the barrel riding Indians Several reviewers on this site call this book true Americana and I agree It s rich in allusions to our literature and folklore About other reviewers I going to refrain from saying anything I ust wonder that so many people of whatever age are so ignorant of that very literature and folklore Okay I guess I did say something about those other reviewers Deal with it In any event I don t blame them I blame schools We are back in the world of Homer and Centerburg There is still plenty happening in this town Homer is working one day and a traveling salesman named Atmos P H Ear I love that name It s a good one walks in selling EVERSOMUCH More so It s basically nothing no smell taste touch sound or odor He s selling an idea but this can of nothing will make anything Ever so much so There are several adults around Atmos sprinkles this stuff on donuts and says don t they taste ever so much so and the adults agree They all buy a can and it s Homer who figures out they were had Still this is. Fazes Homer Price Ragweeds taller than fire ladders music that sets a whole town dancing he solves these problems calmly and efficiently Homer Price is a boy with a good supply of common sense and ingenuityHomer's Grampa Hercules is a delightful old rascal and his extravagent reminiscences of his youth are the starting point of many of the episodes The chapter titles are as enticing as the chapters themsel. .
A funny little storyThis is not my favorite McCloskey book but it s swell enough Centerburg Tales More Adventures of Homer Price Homer Price 2 by Robert McCloskey Perfection Learning 1977 Fiction Children s In the town of Centerburg where our boy Homer Price lives
everyone knows everything about each other It s not that folks are nosy it s ust a smallknows everything about each other It s not that folks are nosy it s ust a small Interesting things happen there though and Homer always seems to be at the center of the excitement This is a series of stories my favorite since childhood has been the mysterious phonograph record in the diner that makes everyone who hears it speak in rhyme This book definitely is a children s classic My rating 910 finished 1966 I read McClosky s HOMER PRICE A FEW YEARS AGO Price a few years ago really enjoyed it Homer lives outside of Centerburg a small town in Ohio near
the Indiana border where he and his friend Freddy go toIndiana border where he and his friend Freddy go to he helps out in Uncle Ulysses s lunchroom and he listens to Grandpa Hercules s stories Centerburg Tales contains the further adventures of Homer his friends and his family These stories have the aura of tall tales and I suspect that everyone who has read the book has his favorite one It might be Grandpa Herc s celebrated ump out of his clothes all the way into Indiana Dulcy Dooner s giant ragweeds which threaten the entire community the slick salesman who dupes the citizens with his Ever So Much More So magic elixir or the mysterious ukebox record which sets the whole town singing and dancing However Homer is always there to help solve whatever problems arise There are uite a lot of euphemisms gosh golly blamed heck durned and dang and some similar collouial expressions dad blamed dad gommit doggone it and dad gum along with a couple of references to chewing tobacco and smoking a pipe Otherwise these preposterous stories will have readers laughing out loud and maybe even rolling on the floor A fun follow up about Homer Price and his rollicking tales Think Opie and Mayberry and you ll have Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. just the right idea of this bookEach chapter is easily it s own episode so instead of turning on the television tonight read a chapter of this with the family Laughs includedAges 7 12Cleanliness Gosh is said seven times Aw nuts Golly is said four times Holy smoke is said twice Dad gum is said twice Jiminy Zeus is said twice Shucks is said three times Durned is said five times Doggonit Cripes Screwball is said twice A man smokes a pipeLike my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports give a complete break down of everything in the book so you ll knowust how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website The Book Radar. Ves The Hide a Ride Looking for Gold Ever So Much More So Experiment 13 Grampa Hercules and the Gravitty Bitties Pie and Punch and You Know WhatsMr McCloskey's characters have warmth and kindness and a healthy curiosity; but they are not above a few minor faults and foibles They are unmistakenably alive Like Mr McCloskey himself they are perpetually amused by the everyday hazards and discrepancies around th.