Lentil by Robert McCloskey, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. And the story of how Lentil, who learned to play a harmonion because he couldn’t sing and could not whistle, and who saved the town thereby. Buy a cheap copy of Lentil (Picture Puffins) book by Robert McCloskey. Lentil s harmonica playing saves the day when calamity threatens the homecoming.

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The illustrations are dated also, but are enjoyable and pleasing to the eye.

The story soon became a Boston institution. Dec 31, Tricia Douglas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Worthwhile themes such as community, giving and gratitude, perseverance, and following an interest are enhanced and brought to life by McCloskey’s recognizable illustrations. It’s a shame too because the illustrations were great.

He plays it everywhere he goes. Of his stories I have read, though, this one is definitely one of the ones I love best. Four of those eight books were set in Maine: It’s been awhile since I’ve played around with one.

Children’s Fiction Family English Literature. His gentle but beautiful way of carefully bringing out the personalities and feelings of his characters is so charming Named after its main character, Lentil is a story about discovering what makes us unique and using our gifts and abilities to help others.

Lists with This Book. And the story is a hoot. The illustrations are fantastic as always and my main issue is I couldn’t connect to the story and I blame that on the world that I currently live in.



This book takes place in Alto, Ohio where we meet our main character named Lentil who loves to play the harmonica. Growing up in the 90s I felt like we lived in a simpler time because we didn’t have the iPhones and social media to make us become Zombies. mccolskey

So lenti, saves his money and gets a harmonica and teaches himself to play. The image of Old Sneep perched on the train station and sucking on a lemon had the kids howling.

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Oct 17, Angie rated it it was amazing Shelves: He can’t even whistle. The illustrations are so rich with detail, and the characters are drawn with such humour and expressive faces. McCloskey’s wife and eldest daughter Sally are reputed to be the models for little Sal and her mother in Blueberries for Sala picture book set on a “Blueberry Hill” in the vicinity.

Madeline’s Rescue Bemelmans Ludwig. Product details Format Paperback 61 pages Dimensions Nov 25, Shiloah rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought this book would be very rohert, but it’s just oversized. Madeline in London Ludwig Bemelmans.

The story makes references to the Civil War and how this one man named Colonel Carter help manage the town and all its public resources. But this is not an action-packed page turner by today’s standards, the story is not over-the-top wacky, and Lentil’s actions are far from heroic, yet he saves the day.

And the story of how Lentil, who learned to play a harmonion because he couldn’t sing and could not whistle, and who saved the town thereby when its leading citizen came home, is a friendly, characteristic tale. He goes to the store and buys a harmonica and plays it all around town all the way to school.


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Today’s children need to read this, if only to see Lentil’s bare feet everywhere, even to school. I read this one because Ted Kooser mentioned loving it when he was young.

BUT the main part that irked me was this book was obviously written by someone who knows nothing about playing band instruments, and yet he not only chose to write about that, but to make it a feature part of the story. But have your customers look through it before they buy, so as to see for themselves robedt they feel it fits. While everyone is preparing letil Colonel Carter’s return to town, Old Sneep is being an old grouch and decides to suck on a lemon, which causes the band to not play their lips are I cannot believe I never read this when I was little.

Every day I see the terror that the Media shows and tries to manipulate us and now kids are witnessing horrific images on tv because we live in an era of Terrorism. A book that, along with its fun, truly illustrates the American scene.