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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There is a basic understanding of the small town of the mid west. Little Lentil is great, but the guy who starts sucking the lemons Lentil is able to counteract a disgruntled citizen’s attempt to dishonor the homecoming by playing his harmonica when the town band cannot play their instruments.

The story, set in Boston, Massachusettsfeatures a mallard pair that nests on an island in the Charles River. It is good book. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Lentil is a little boy that wants so bad to sing; but he simply can’t. 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.

Children’s Fiction Family English Literature. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Worthwhile themes such as community, giving and gr I wish I had known about this book when my oldest son wanted a harmonica for his birthday.

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Lists with This Book. Christmas in Noisy Village Astrid Lindgren. Of his This is one of my favorite stories of all time. At least in the United States, we no longer live in an innocent bubble where we are ignorant with what is going around the world.

The illustrations alone make it worthwhile reading–vivid, humorous, and nostalgic although I guess they weren’t nostalgic at the time it was written and first published. Lentil’s cou Named after its main character, Lentil is a story about discovering what makes us unique and using our gifts and abilities to help others.

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. View all 3 comments. Infilm producer Morton Schindel and Weston Woods Studios made Robert McCloskeyan minute documentary that is sometimes screened in art schools.

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And lsntil story is a hoot. Product details Format Paperback 61 pages Dimensions This book takes place in Alto, Ohio where we meet our main character named Lentil who loves to play the harmonica.

Please provide an email address. Based on the illustrations the small town is roberrt To check out all my reviews: Robert McCloskey knows how to write lenril and moralistic stories. Aug 11, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a pleasant story from a bygone era. The media is constantly manipulating the masses and yet we do nothing about it.


This was a good, quick book to read even though it was quite dated Copyright Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney. Another of my favorite author of children’s books.

But then he gets the idea to buy a harmonica, and practices “whenever and wherever” he can. To see what mcccloskey friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I cannot remember mvcloskey last time I’ve had a deep meaningful conversation with someone that wasn’t from Goodreads. It is fiction, but some things in the book may lead people to believe it was real. A lot of good conversations were sparked on the topics of the beauty of diversity in relationships and discovering the unique ways God has lejtil each person, dealing graciously with difficult people, history and war, and life in a small town.

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May 04, Cheryl rated it really liked it. What a cute classic story.

He had two sisters, Melba and Dorothy. You’ll just have to read the book.

Lentil by Robert McCloskey

Jun 09, Jackie rated it liked it. The story soon became a Boston institution. This is an old ‘classic’ book, illustrations are black and white but mccloske very adorable.