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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He had two sisters, Melba and Dorothy. It is good book.

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One chapter from Homer Price was adapted as a short film, The Doughnuts The story, set in Boston, Massachusettsfeatures a mallard pair that nests on an island in the Charles River. While everyone is preparing for Colonel Carter’s return to town, Old Sneep is being an old grouch and decides to suck on a lemon, which causes the band to not play their lips are too puckered!.

My youngest child has been playing the harmonica a lot since reading this book, and has been found in the bathtub with his instrument as well! Open Preview See a Problem? Make Way robet Ducklings. He can’t even pucker his lips to whistle! Caldecott Medal The Homer Price books were grade school favorites.

Christmas in Noisy Village Astrid Lindgren. Such a sweet story about a boy who, though not musically inclined, wants to make music.


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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!

Dec 18, Dusty Johnson rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….

So he buys a harmonica and practices during every spare moment. Three others of his picture books are set on the coast and concern the sea. Feb 09, Dianna rated it it was amazing. Lentil is able to counteract a disgruntled citizen’s attempt to dishonor the homecoming by playing his harmonica when the town band cannot play their instruments.

Someone who just gets so much pleasure out of spoiling it for everyone else. Oct 17, Angie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lentil shows show a boy who can’t sing can still be musical AND save the day. Dec 02, Rosa Cline rated it liked it Shelves: The illustrations alone make it worthwhile reading–vivid, humorous, and nostalgic although I guess they weren’t nostalgic at the time it was written and first published.

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 write about that, but to make it a feature part of the story.

I cannot believe I never read this when I was little. Other books in this series.

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Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney. Of his This is one of my favorite stories of all time. Jul 25, Sanju rated it it was amazing. Madeline in London Ludwig Bemelmans.

Inhe married Peggy Durand, daughter of the children’s writer Ruth Sawyer. Lentil masters his craft just as the beloved Colonel Carter returns to town and the Alto residents decide to plan a special celebration.

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McCloskey’s wife and eldest daughter Sally are reputed to be the models for little Sal and her mother in Blueberries for Sala picture book set on a “Blueberry Hill” in the vicinity. Paperback64 pages. Feb 11, Deania rated it really liked it Shelves: What is a boy to do? The Homer Price stories two books were translated into Russian-language in the s and became popular in the Soviet Union.

Jul 27, Luisa Knight rated it really liked it Shelves: He finds his best place to practice and has lentill while walking to school. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.