Henry and the Paper Route (Henry Huggins #4)
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This book came out in 1957, when I was 8 years old. Within a few years, I can remember reading many stories such as these by beloved author and Oregon native Beverly Cleary. However, I did not get my paper route until I had reached the advanced age of 15!
"The Paper Drive" is quite a funny tale of Henry's adventure of collecting old newspapers and magazines for a school paper d ...more
(Hard to believe that paper routes are on the verge of extinction now -- I remember the boys on their bicycles and the canvas bags holding the folded newspapers, and how they'd come to the door to collect the money for subscriptions).
In this book, Henry shows compassion, initiative, drive, and determination. He sees four adorable kittens and goes to great lengths to keep them from being sent to the pound. He wants a paper route, and by golly, he will convince Mr. Capper that he is responsible enough to have one! His school has a paper drive, and - inspired by an off-hand ...more
I liked this story because Ribsy his dog always tries to follow Henry on his bike, but just by his side though.
[review by a 7 year old, typed by his mom]
My girls and I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks this summer. We made our way through most of Beverly Cleary’s Henry Huggins series. Neil Patrick Harris really brings the books to life, and made the stories even funnier.
Henry and the Paper Route is the fourth book in the series. As the title suggests, Henry‘s main focus is getting a paper route of his very own. This is something that Henry has wanted for most of the series, and he has even h ...more
For our second--and the second largest--character series by Cleary, we moved from Ramona to Henry and his beloved dog, Ribsy. The first scene introduces Ribsy and he appears in all ...more
Henry and the Paper Route, ten-year-old Henry Huggins dreams of having a paper route of his very own. He fancies himself a true businessman, and he wouldn’t mind a little extra money to string up a telephone line between his room and that of his b ...more
As much as I love Beverly Cleary, I've never felt as much of an affinity with the Henry Huggins books as I did with the Ramona books. To me, Henry isn't as relatable or interesting to read about, though I must say he's still a believable and rather endearing character. Henry and the Paper Route was a cute and entertaining story about our titular character's attempts to get a job as a paper boy and the situations it gets him into(having to find homes for four kittens, accumulating huge amounts ...more
Good old Henry Huggins wants a paper route but isn't quite old enough. Instead he ends up with a new kitten, names her Nosy, and thereby upsets good old Ribsy.
After another adventure with paper, known as a paper drive, in which Henry's clever advertising method succeeds way beyond his wildest dreams, bad girl Ramona's bad ideas help Henry finally get his route.
I will never forget the summer my sons had a paper route. I worked long hours that summer, including weekends. So the boys often spent we ...more
Chapters are longer (~20 pages) compared to newer middle grade level books; but each episode tells a single story, building toward the bigger narrative and payoff.
If you've read only the "Beezus and Ram ...more
Henry gathers newspapers for a paper drive, attempts to get a job as a paperboy - while concealing four kittens inside his jacket, and meets the new boy on the street who is building a robot. Ramona is in this book as well, exasperating Henry wherever she shows up but also giving help when least expected. Neal Patrick Harris's performances of the various voices her is particularly w ...more
Henry Huggins can't wait until he turns eleven years old, so he can have a paper route like his friend Scooter McCarthy. Henry wants to prove to the route manager that he is responsible enough to handle the job right now. First he thinks of giving away free kittens with newspaper subscriptions, and then his advertising scheme helps his class win the newspaper drive. But he still doesn't have a paper route. Will Ramona Quimby, making a real pest of herself, help Henry get the job he wants so much...more
While I enjoyed Henry, I felt he wasn't quite as vivid as Ramona and Beezus, though that may have just been an intentional writing choice or a lack ...more
Beverly Cleary was born Beverly At ...more