Week Ten of My #SummerofVintageKidLit – Henry and the Paper Route!
Last week we read The Borrowers, and you can read my quick recap in the comments of this post 🙂
This week, we’re reading Beverly Cleary’s “Henry and the Paper Route.” Like last week’s book, this is a new one for me, although I have read other books in the Henry Huggins series. I always enjoy Cleary’s novels, from her marvelous Ramona series to the sweet “Muggie Maggie” and her perceptive, funny YA books. (Ooh, now I want to go reread Fifteen…)
Here’s a summary about this book from Goodreads:
Ten-year-old Henry Huggins wants a paper route, but unfortunately all applicants have to be at least eleven. Undaunted, Henry sets out to show the boss he can do the job, no matter how many obstacles stand in the way. And, of course, difficulties immediately begin popping up everywhere. Everything he tries backfires, and then the neighborhood’s new genius moves in and takes over Henry’s dream route!