Benjamin, David. The life and times of the last kid picked.

Author:Julian, Janet
Position:Brief Article - Book Review - Young Adult Review
 
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Random House. 271p. c2002. 0-8129-6658-9. $13.95. A

Benjamin uses an author's license in recalling for us his early years in Tomah, Washington. The 1950s were a more innocent time. Benjamin's small-town experiences include playing baseball with an oven mitt, being attacked by a snapping turtle, mucking in swamps for tadpoles, killing squirrels, skipping catechism--all the lively events of a small boy's childhood. Characters leap...

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