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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...
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Penrod

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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.




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101201435
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/27/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 391 KB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Yardley is the book critic of and a columnist for the Washington Post. His books include biographies of Ring Lardner and Frederick Exley. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism in 1981.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Love Penrod!

    I have read this book and the other two in this series multiple times over the past 40 years and enjoy them every time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2008

    funny book

    I think that this book is hilariously funny. Penrod is definitely NOT an example of exemplary behavior, so this might not be a good book for small, imitative children, though if done as a family read aloud perhaps some lessons about how not to act could be drawn from it, but many teenagers would probably enjoy it.

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