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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Three others of his picture books are set on the coast and concern the sea. A cute story about persevering at something you want to do Blueberries for Sal Robert McCloskey. Lentil by Robert McCloskey. Today’s children need to read this, if only to see Lentil’s bare feet everywhere, even to lenil.

He can’t even whistle. The media is constantly manipulating the masses and yet we do nothing about it. What is a boy to do? Lentil can’t sing and he can’t whistle, so he takes up the harmonica and practices every day.

Jul 18, Melanie Dulaney rated it it was amazing Shelves: Books by Robert McCloskey. The day comes when that practice comes in handy and he saves the day with his harmonica tunes. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. But have your customers look through it before they buy, so as to see for themselves where they feel it fits.

It rather reminds me of McCloskey’s Homer Price books. Aug 16, Crystal rated it really liked it Shelves: Little Lentil is great, letnil the guy who starts sucking the lemons McCloskey definitely deserves all the awards he won as an illustrator.


Lentil cannot sing or even whistle; longing to make music in some fashion, he provides himself with a harmonica and practices constantly wherever he is, especially in the cmcloskey, because there his tone is improved percent.

I wonder if children today would find it interesting and yet, the story’s plot is used all the time in contemporary fiction for young people: Because of not getting into the story I didn’t find it interesting or rather it was too predictable but the illustrations are great and I would highly recommend this book if you like classic children’s book or you want to read a story that could take place essentially during Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn era.

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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. McCloskey sure liked to draw church steeples.

Someone who just gets so much pleasure out of spoiling it for everyone else. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat Worthwhile themes such as community, giving and gratitude, perseverance, and following an interest are enhanced and brought to life by McCloskey’s recognizable illustrations.

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Overcoming adversity, Practicing, Bravery, Unexpected Triumphs, Music This is a charming story and the penciled artwork added to that element. Caldecott Medal While everyone is preparing for Colonel Carter’s return to town, Old Sneep is being an old grouch and decides to suck on a lemon, which causes the band to not play their lips are too puckered!. This is a pleasant story from a bygone era.

Dec 02, Rosa Cline rated it liked it Shelves: Every day I see the terror that the Media shows and tries to manipulate us and now kids lrntil witnessing horrific images on tv because we live in an era of Terrorism.


The illustrations are so rich with detail, and the characters are drawn with such humour and expressive faces. There were many annoying factors to this story – the hero worshipping, the playing nice to get money from the rich guy, the supreme maleness of the book I am giving allowances for that given the time the book was writtenthe requirement that the reader stretch credulity to the ridiculousness and I give no allowances for that.

To ask other readers questions about Lentilplease sign up. BUT the main part that irked me was this book was obviously written by someone who knows nothing about playing band instruments, and yet he not only chose to write about that, but to make it a feature part of the story. Published April 27th by Puffin Books first published Then he and his harmonica help out the town at in a difficult very funny! I cannot believe I never read this when I was little.

For the diplomat, see Robert J. 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 when its leading citizen came home, is a friendly, characteristic tale.

About Robert McCloskey Robert McCloskey wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children’s books ever published. He plays it everywhere he goes. Apr 06, Logan rated it really liked it.