Henry Reed has arrived in Grover's Corner - and the town will never be the same. While spending the summer with his aunt and uncle, Henry comes up with a sure-fire money-making project: Henry Reed, Inc., Research. Henry's neighbor, Midge Glass, has an even more sure-fire hit: Reed and Glass, Inc. Now with Henry's ingenious mind and Midge's practical reasoning, Reed and Glass Inc. turns into a huge success - while creating more bewildering and outrageous schemes than the townsfolk could have imagined!
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer. He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston's Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am not sure why, considering the wild success of nearly all other Robert McCloskey-related books, this one seems to have nearly sunk under the waves. But as a kid, this is such an exciting concept: that you can start a business yourself and make it out of everything around you. Highly recommended if you want your kids to get that all-american entrepreneurial "bug."
I read this way back when I was about 12 years old, and I've re-read it about a dozen times since. It's a great, quirky, fascinating and funny story about a smart kid who DOES interesting things... that is, real life kinds of things. Who knew you could have so much fun in a tiny town? For boys who think for themselves, and who like animals, and science, and making money, it's a fun and inspirational book. Oh, and the pictures are terrific, too!
I thought of Henry as being very smart at starting his own business in the boring summer time. If I struck oil and could find worms I'd do the same old thing. He really used his noodle.