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Leroy And The Old Man

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When Leroy witnesses a mugging, he must decide whether to remain safe and silent or speak up and reveal what he saw.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 1980 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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William Young
Oct 31, 2013 William Young rated it really liked it
In this book LeRoy witnesses a murder in Chicago. The police are pressuring him into testifying the murder. His mother is worried about his safety so she sends him to live with his grandfather on the Gulf Coast. He and his grandfather bond and he learns a lot from him.
LeRoy the main character is tall and skinny. He learns how to shrimp and sell what they catch at the local markets.
LeRoys Grandfather teaches LeRoy many things he didn’t know about the South. He starts to build a house for LeRoy
Apr 28, 2014 Seth rated it it was amazing
In the story “LeRoy and the Old Man” by W.E. Butterworth, there is the main character LeRoy, his mother, and his grandfather also known as Aaron. In the beginning of this story LeRoy is living in Chicago and he works at restaurant where he is a salad maker. LeRoy lives in an apartment complex with his mom on the sixth floor. His father left him and his mother year ago. After coming home one day from work LeRoy sees one of his neighbors getting robbed and cut by a local gang. LeRoy knows some of ...more
Aug 09, 2014 Ashli rated it liked it
Over all LeRoy and the Old Man was a heart warming book. It got boring at times but it turns out that I actually liked it.
Jul 16, 2012 Tim rated it really liked it
I read this book in junior high and loved it. Leroy witnesses a gang murder in I believe Chicago, and is sent to live with his grandfather on the Gulf Coast. They bond, and LeRoy learns many things about life that he never thought about before. A great read for a junior high age kid.
Sep 17, 2010 Temovargas rated it really liked it
this book is graet to read.It about an 18 year old boy that witness a murder.He has to live in new Orleans with his grandfather that he never met.He think won,t like there but he starts to like the life there.The police are pressuring him to testify at the court.
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William Edmund Butterworth III is a writer of military and detective fiction with over a hundred (and counting) books published under multiple names.

Pseudonyms include:
Alex Baldwin
Webb Beech
Walter E. Blake
W.E. Butterworth
Jack Dugan
John Kevin Dugan
W.E.B. Griffin
Eden Hughes
Blakely St. James (with Charles Platt and Hart Williams)
Edmund O. Scholefield
Patrick J. Williams

William E. Butterworth was born
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