Penrod Author:Booth Tarkington Penrod's father declared that the boy was a stark, raving lunatic. Penrod's mother shuddered and wondered, "What new awfulness is he going to start NOW?" Most of the time Marjorie Jones wouldn't even speak to him. But Penrod could always count on Duke, his long suffering dog, and Sam, his best friend. And there was the sheer joy of being a boy i... more »n an American town, free to do whatever imagination suggested.
Penrod might be the boy next door to you - if the boy next door has an unlimited capacity for getting into jams. Or he might be just like YOU - if you're the funniest fellow in your town. At any rate, here he is - America's most famous and most typical boy - ready to delight you with his zestful misadventures.« less