Tarkington writes about small town Indiana in the early Twentieth Century better than anyone. Alice Adams is an ambitious social climber, but coming from a poor family it's a hard climb. A handsome ... Read More
This is a delightfully funny book since Booth Tarkington, as those who have read Penrod and Penrod and Sam know, has a real ear for the comic in children's conversation. Gentle Julia is the foil for ... Read More
I recently bought Penrod and Sam-- as well as Penrod-- for my 12-year-old grandson's birthday, and for my 10-year-old great-grandson, who is a precocious reader. Both are reading through the books ... Read More
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