Penrod — One of My Favorite Books

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Penrod by Booth Tarkington (published 1914)

Penrod Schofield is twelve and has been volunteered by his mother for “The Pageant of the Table Round” in which he is to play the Child Sir Lancelot du Lake. He gets himself into a mountain of trouble when he exchanges his gaudy costume of castoff silk stockings and flannel long-johns for the janitor’s overalls. This is one of those books which will cause you to lose your dignity and roll about the floor laughing hysterically.





  1. Pamela Faye

    Hello Bluedorns,

    We were able to check Penrod out through interlibrary loan. He is such a naughty boy! His antics gave many opportunities to instruct in what not to do in polite society. This is one book that must be read aloud for maximum enjoyment. There were chapters where we laughed so much we had side aches afterwards. Thank you so much for your recommendation.

    The Faye Family in MN

    • LaurieBluedorn

      Yes, side aches. We had that too from laughing.


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