Penrod Summary
Booth Tarkington

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Penrod Summary

In the tradition of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn, Penrod offers an engaging story about a young boy's daydreams, schemes, and desires.

The experiences of twelve-year-old Penrod Schofield present true-to-life challenges that a young person of his time might conceivably face. While not full of the life-threatening adventure of Twain's books, Penrod is a humorous, thoughtful account of growing up in the Midwest early in the twentieth century.

Tarkington has preserved the manners and morals, the talk and the popular pastimes, that made up life for a young person during a particular era of American history.

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Penrod Short Guide

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