BOOK NAME: Homer Price
AUTHOR: Robert McCloskey
If you like mini-stories, you’ll love this book because it’s full of them. All of the stories were about one boy named Homer Price, who is very smart. In fact, he’s so smart that he can build his own radios. There is a lot of trouble where he lives and he’s always in it, but he also always figures out how to get out of it.
My favorite story in the book is called “Mystery Yarn.” In the story, Homer’s Uncle Telly and the Sheriff try to save as much string as possible to see who can make the biggest ball. Whoever collects the most string gets to ask Miss Terwilliger to marry him. However, what they didn’t know was Miss Terwilliger also was saving string on her own and she ended winning by making a huge ball of string that was bigger than the others. I didn’t expect that.
Most of the stories are just about Homer and his adventures. I thought this book was very cool because instead of being full of different chapters in one big story, each section was a completely different story, which made it interesting and fun.