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Peter Graves

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  3 reviews
During a rather hazardous game of follow-the-leader, Peter Graves accidentally destroys the home of the mysterious inventor Houghton Furlong. Determined to earn the money necessary to rebuild the house, Peter decides to market Hought on's inventions. "Superlative nonsense in the tradition of The Twenty-One Balloons."--Chicago Tribune. Black-and-white illustrations.
Published by Dell Publishing Company (first published 1950)
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A mischievous teenager accidentally destroys the house of an eccentric, grizzled inventor when a ball that always bounces higher than its last bounce escapes from his grasp. The two embark on a quest to earn back enough money to rebuild the house, using the inventor's anti-gravity balls. The illustrations are great.
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This was such an inspirational, go-for-your-dreams kind of book when I was 11 years old. Just got my own copy today (Sept 16, 2014)and will read again.
This is a really funny book! I loved it!
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