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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After raising eight ducklings on the island, the mother leads them to the Public Garden downtown. 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. Blueberries for Sal Robert McCloskey. Millions Of Cats Wanda Gag. But then he gets the idea to buy a harmonica, and practices “whenever and wherever” he can. Feb 13, Susan rated it it was ok Shelves: This was a good, quick book to read even though it was quite dated Copyright The day comes when that practice comes in handy and he saves the day with his harmonica tunes.

Lentil was a cute kid who didn’t give up on his dream, and was rewarded for it.

Robert McCloskey

mxcloskey Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Overcoming adversity, Practicing, Bravery, Unexpected Triumphs, Music This is a charming story and the penciled artwork added to that element.


Lentil can’t sing and he can’t whistle, so he takes up the harmonica and practices every day.

The illustrations alone make it rrobert reading–vivid, humorous, and nostalgic although I guess they weren’t nostalgic at the time it was written and first published.

Nov 09, Kim Bitner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 09, Jackie rated it liked it.

Lentil shows show a boy who can’t sing can still be musical AND save the day. Jul 25, Sanju rated it it was amazing.

The illustrations are dated also, but are enjoyable and pleasing to the eye. Lentil saves the day when the town grump tries to foil the town celebration for the beloved mayors return to town.

The story soon became a Boston institution. Lentil is a little boy that wants so bad to sing; but he simply can’t. Of his stories I have read, though, this one is definitely one of the ones I love best.

He can’t even whistle. Looking for beautiful books? The Henry Reed books were reissued in ? Little Lentil is great, but the guy who starts sucking the lemons What a blast from the past! The illustrations are so rich with detail, and the characters are drawn with such humour and expressive faces.

From Mxcloskey, the free encyclopedia. Mcclowkey children were more fascinated with the lemon and harmonica themes here.

Robert McCloskey – Wikipedia

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Children’s Fiction Family English Literature. Jul 31, Pamela Powell rated orbert really liked it Shelves: Three others of his picture books are set on the coast and concern the sea.


We also located Ohio on our map. He wrote and also illustrated nine picture booksand won two Caldecott Medals from the American Library Association for the year’s best-illustrated picture book. My youngest child has been playing the harmonica a lot since reading this book, and has been found in the bathtub with his instrument as well! This is a pleasant story from a bygone era.

Aug 16, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: Definitely mccloske cute and encouraging book to share with kids in your life.


He had two sisters, Melba and Dorothy. Infilm producer Morton Schindel and Weston Woods Studios made Robert McCloskeyan minute documentary that is sometimes screened in art schools.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Madeline’s Rescue Bemelmans Ludwig. It’s a good pick for historical fiction reads or a music read. A nice old fashioned kind of story about a boy who saves the day with his harmonica.

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