by Robert McCloskey


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Young Lentil wants to learn to sing, but no matter how hard he tries he can’t sing on key.  He can’t even pucker his lips to whistle!  So Lentil learns to play the harmonica instead and beautifully carries his tune through the winding streets of Alto, Ohio.  Lentil masters his craft just as the beloved Colonel Carter returns to town and the Alto residents decide to plan a special celebration.  But Old Sneep, the grouchiest man in town, doesn’t want anyone celebrating Colonel Carter’s homecoming.  When Old Sneep stops the welcoming parade in its tracks, Lentil’s music turns out to be just what Alto needs.

Robert McCloskey, the Caldecott-winning author and illustrator of Make Way for Ducklings, brings readers this delightful two color picture book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140502879
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 04/28/1978
Series: Picture Puffin Books Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 204,347
Product dimensions: 7.13(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile: AD890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Robert McCloskey (1914-2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children's books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer.  He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000.  You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston's Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.

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Lentil (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
sdbookhound on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lentil wants to sing or whistle but for some reason he can't. What he does do is learn to play the harmonica. This skill comes in handy when an important persong comes to town.Very cute story and the illustrations are McCloskey's usual wonderful work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books as a child. I was thrilled to get a new copy of Lentil. The story line is so simple and yet so unique. The illustrations are excellent. It brings back a piece of history to look at them.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recomended, educational & enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This American classic teaches kids that everyone can do something very well.