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The Complete Adventures of Homer Price
Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and a pet skunk. The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!
Hardcover, 150 pages
Published July 27th 1998 by Barnes & Noble Books
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“About two miles outside of Centerburg where route 56 meets route 56A there lives a boy named Homer.” The opening line of Robert McCloskey’s “The Complete Adventures of Homer Price” conveys the simplicity and hominess of this collection, with endearing characters comparable to those from “The Andy Griffith Show.” Homer Price is a good-natured, helpful young boy whose innate common sense outshines that of the adults of Centerburg, Ohio, contributing to the lighthearted humor of these stories. Hom...more