aA boy with a highly original voice winces his way into the bewildering world of adults during a neglected moment in American historya (Newbery Medalist Richard Peck) in this heroic coming-of-age novel. Johnny Cannonas got problems. Money is scarce. Martha Macker, the girl he likes, barely knows heas alive. His best friend Willie is pretty great, but he also happens to be a black kidawhich is not exactly acceptable in Cullman, Alabama. His big brother Tommy went to war and vanished. His Pa may be committing treason in their backyard. And just when it seems like things couldnat get worse, an old family friendaor maybe enemyaappears and shakes everything up. Howas a kid like Johnny supposed to get himself and his family out of a mess thatas stickier than molasses and twice as tangled as a spiderweb?Hehad acoonskin cap he pulled out, and had a quick funeral for the tail, saying thata#39;s what Marthaa#39;s ma hadto do. That was funny. ... aina#39;t a charity case. I just got to figure out a way to make that money, and fast. ... aThata#39;s it!a he said. aIa#39;ve got the idea for how you can make the money. ... And youa#39;ll take bets from the fellas and from the kids that are watching, and then youa#39;ll win all the money.a I had to admit, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Troubles of Johnny Cannon|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2014-10-14|