Penrod by Booth Tarkington
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A timeless novel in the spirited tradition of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn One of the most popular American authors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Pulitzer Prize winner Booth Tarkington was acclaimed for his novels set in small Midwestern towns. Penrod tells of a boy growing up in Indianapolis at the turn of the twentieth century. His friends and his dog accompany him on his many jaunts, from the stage as “the Child Sir Lancelot,” to the playground, to school. They make names for themselves as “bad boys” who always have the most fun. Nearly a century after it was first published to incredible popularity and acclaim, Penrod remains wildly funny and entertaining to adults and children alike.


About Booth Tarkington

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Booth Tarkington (1869-1946), a prolific writer who achieved overnight success with his first novel, The Gentleman from Indiana (1899), is perhaps best remembered as the author of the popular Penrod adventures and Seventeen (1916). He was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize for the novel Alice Adams (1921).
Published March 27, 2007 by Penguin Classic. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, History, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Political & Social Sciences, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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