Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143104858, 199pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2007
One of the most popular American authors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Pulitzer Prize winner Booth Tarkington was acclaimed for his novels set in small Midwestern towns. "Penrod" tells of a boy growing up in Indianapolis at the turn of the twentieth century. His friends and his dog accompany him on his many jaunts, from the stage as the Child Sir Lancelot, to the playground, to school. They make names for themselves as bad boys who always have the most fun. Nearly a century after it was first published to incredible popularity and acclaim, "Penrod" remains wildly funny and entertaining to adults and children alike.
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Jonathan Yardley is the book critic of and a columnist for the "Washington Post." His books include biographies of Ring Lardner and Frederick Exley. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism in 1981."