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The Explorer of Barkham Street (Barkham Street #3)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In his dreams Martin Hastings is an explorer. He should have sailed with Captain Cook, sledged to the Pole with Admiral Peary - been a hero. Instead he is stuck with his ordinary life and glum family on Barkham Street. In real life Martin can't even manage to keep a paper route, lose a few pounds, or get his dog, Rufus, back. He can't seem to make a real friend, either. Fo ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Turtleback Books (first published September 1985)
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Daniel
Aug 16, 2008 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mary Stolz is an author I wish I had discovered as a kid; a winner of two Newberry Honors (for Belling the Tiger and The Noonday Friends), Stolz published dozens of Young Adult and children's novels before her death in 2006. The Barkham Street trilogy is among her most familiar works, with The Explorer of Barkham Street revisiting the character of young Martin Hastings over two decades after introducing him in 1960's The Dog on Barkham Street and 1963's The Bully of Barkham Street. Martin is no ...more
Rodney Haydon
Aug 15, 2015 Rodney Haydon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was not aware that Mary Stolz had written a third book in the Barkham Street series some twenty-five years after the first two. I enjoyed it, and I feel it makes a good addition to the original two books.
Magdalena
Jun 07, 2014 Magdalena rated it it was ok
Shelves: children, english
It was OK. Nice boy who matures... He was a bully in another book: maybe I should have read that one first.
Cynthia
Jun 22, 2011 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't appreciate these books as a kid when my perspective was a lot more black and white, but I really, really enjoyed it just now. One part that really hit home with me was when he wonders whether, having been an outsider, he will ever feel at home in a group. I still struggle with that one at 30. This and the previous two in the series are great.
Emily
Aug 22, 2012 Emily rated it it was ok
A young man maturing and making sense of his family members and himself.
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Barkham Street (3 books)
  • A Dog on Barkham Street
  • The Bully of Barkham Street

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