|aHenry and the paper route / |cBeverly Cleary ; illustrated by Louis Darling.
|a1st Harper Trophy ed.
|aNew York : |bHarperTrophy, |c2001.
|a192 p. : |bill. ; |c20 cm.
|aHenry Huggins can't wait until he turns eleven years old, so he canhave a paper route like his friend Scooter McCarthy. Henry wants to prove to the route manager that he is responsible enough to handle thejob rignt now.
Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary gives readers a hero they'll relate to, and root for, in this comical and inspiring novel about Henry Huggins's mission to prove himself worthy of his very own paper route.All the older kids work their own paper route, but because Henry is not eleven yet, Mr. Capper won't let him. Desperate to change his mind, Henry tries everything he can think of to show he's mature and responsible enough for the job. From offering free kittens to new subscribers, to hauling hundreds of pounds of old newspapers for his school's paper drive, there's nothing Henry won't try. But it might just be the irrepressible Ramona Quimby who shows Mr. Capper just how capable Henry is.