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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Apr 24, Charity Yost Reed rated it liked it. The media is constantly manipulating the masses and yet we do nothing about it. McCloskey’s illustrations are a delight and I’m going to name him the “Children’s Norman Rockwell” as he does such a fabulous job capturing old town America.

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This book now gives kids a story not only of how music can save the day, but also of what life was like 50 years ago in small towns in America. Sep 13, Becky B rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 08, Stan rated it really liked it. The amount of text on the pages isn’t too overwhelming. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The words are sweet, but I almost felt that the illustrations told the entire story just as well. Back cover copy Lentil cannot sing or even whistle; longing to make music in some fashion, he provides himself with a harmonica and practices constantly wherever he is, especially in the bathtub, because there his tone is improved percent.

He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in Dec 02, Rosa Cline rated it liked it Shelves: His talent and dedication combine and he becomes quite skilled on his instrument. Millions Of Cats Wanda Gag. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Someone who just gets so much pleasure out of spoiling it for everyone else.

He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. Lentil by Robert McCloskey. When the town’s philanthropist comes home and the residents want to give him mcclowkey grand welcome, Lentil’s harmonica skills save the day from the devious plans of grumpy Old Sneep.


He goes to the store and buys a harmonica and plays it all around town all the way to school. This book takes place in Alto, Ohio where we meet our main character named Lentil who loves to play the harmonica.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Product details Format Paperback 61 pages Dimensions But then he gets the idea to buy a harmonica, and practices “when This was a good, quick book to read even though it was quite dated Copyright Lentiil found a nearly new condition copy of Lentil at a resale shop and bought it for my “Grandma” book shelf because it bears award-winning author Robert McCloskey’s name.

You’ll just have to read the book. This is a pleasant story from a bygone era. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

View all 3 comments. There is a basic understanding of the small town of the mid west.

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This talent of being able to play the harmonica well leads Lentil to saving the town from a major embarrassment when Colonel Carter returns home. McCloskey definitely deserves all the awards he won as an illustrator. Peggy died in Aug 11, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: A fun story that has humorous, unpredictable twists and is charming!

I cannot believe I never read this when I was little. The themes of being yourself, searching until you find your niche, giving to others are all there. So he buys a harmonica and practices during every spare moment. While everyone is preparing for 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 too puckered!.


Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. What a blast from the past!

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McCloskey named the boy, Lentil, but in a competition among schoolchildren the dog was given the name Harmony. Lentil saves the day when the town grump tries to foil the town celebration for robrrt beloved mayors return to town.

Be the first to discover new talent! I read this one because Ted Kooser mentioned loving it when he was young. Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney.

Mccloskeg every page has a church in it, and there are at least three churches in the town of Alto, Ohio, judging by the endsheet illustration. A lot of good conversations were sparked on the topics of the beauty of diversity in relationships and discovering the unique ways God has gifted each person, dealing graciously with difficult people, history and war, and life in a small town.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Probably because that guy who sucks the lemons just makes me laugh.

Open Preview See a Problem? Madeline in London Ludwig Bemelmans. Lentil cannot sing or even whistle; longing to make music in some fashion, he provides himself with a harmonica and practices constantly wherever he is, especially in the bathtub, because robeert his tone is improved percent.

Such a sweet story about a boy who, though not musically inclined, wants to make music. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Robert McCloskey, the Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of Make Way for Ducklings, brings readers this delightful two color picture book.

McCloskey sure liked to draw church steeples.