Lentil by Robert McCloskey
Lentil's harmonica playing saves the day when calamity threatens the homecoming celebration for the leading citizen of Alto, Ohio.
Author: Robert McCloskey
The author is also the illustrator.
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Literature resources for younger children
A large number of FIAR resources for specific books as well as general resources that can be used with any literature.
Lentil is a boy with a unique talent. He cannot pucker. When the town grump, Old Sneep, tries to ruin the town celebration, Lentil saves the day with his unique talent. This story can be used with a science unit on heredity, or when talking about unique talents.
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Why are we featuring this book?
Lentil is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Lentil. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.