Trigger John's Son Author:Tom Robinson Trigger John's son, an orphan from Maine is on his way to Beechwood, Pennsylvania, with no intention of letting himself be adopted, sight unseen, by Mr. & Mrs. George Smith. He slips off the train and enters Beechwood, so to speak, by the backway; that is , he falls in with a gang of twelve-year-olds like himself, who think they are far tougher ... more »than they are.
The story of an orphan, being adopted on approval, who decides he wants to do a little "approving" also, is delightful. Fathers as well as their sons will enjoy this very Tom Sawyerish tale and it is excellent read-aloud material for family use. Warm human relations and a very realistic picture of boy life in a small Pennsylvania town add to the appeal of the book« less