Posted in 2012-2013 Club, Not Mock Newbery

On the Road to Mr. Mineo’s, by Barbara O’Connor

Summary:  Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina–that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus. First Stella, who’s been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there’s Ethel and Amos, an old couple who sees the pigeon in their barn keeping company with a little brown dog that barks all night. The pigeon lands smack in the middle of Mutt Raynard’s head, but he’s the town liar, so no one believes him. And when Stella’s brother Levi and his scabby-kneed, germ-infested friends notice the pigeon, they join the chase, too. Meanwhile, across town, Mr. Mineo has one less homing pigeon than he used to…

Frances Foster Books

Find it at WCPL

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One thought on “On the Road to Mr. Mineo’s, by Barbara O’Connor

  1. This was an average book. The plot seemed kind of pointless. It was just a bunch of people trying to catch a pigeon and they all seemed pretty imature. I did not connect to any of the characters and the writing style was slow and unintersting. It was definitely for younger kids, 8-10, but still, i don’t think that this book would win the newbery.

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