I just finished reading Lentil by Robert McCloskey to my grandson. He also wrote Blueberries For Sal, One Morning In Maine and many others.
The story begins in a town called Alto, Ohio and a boy named Lentil who really wants to sing but can't, nor can he whistle. Lentil saves his pennies and buys a harmonica. He practiced all the time and especially in the bathtub. Now everyone in Alto liked Lentil's music except Old Sneep.
I'll stop here and just say that you need to read this one and find out what happens. Lentil is a very nice children's book and being a piano teacher, I love how the heart of the message is about one boy's passion for music and a desire to play his harmonica. ***** stars!
- Reading level: Ages 9-12
- Paperback: 62 pages
- Publisher: Puffin (April 27, 1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140502874
Lentil's harmonica playing saves the day when calamity threatens the homecoming celebration for the leading citizen of Alto, Ohio.
Get the book or stop by the library for this one. Robert Mc Closkey is a great author, wouldn't you agree?
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis