UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

Penrod and Sam

Booth Tarkington

Book Overview: 

Follow more of the hilarious life of the boy Penrod Schofield, his friends Sam Williams, Herman, Verman, Georgie, Maurice, and the love of his life, Marjorie Jones.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .Sam, however, pale and determined, seemed to have assumed a stony attitude of detachment, as if it were well understood between them that his own comparative innocence was established, and that whatever catastrophe ensued, Penrod had brought it on and must bear the brunt of it alone.

"Well, you'd better run along, since they're waiting for you at home," said Mrs. Williams, closing the door. "Good-night, Penrod."

... Ten minutes later Penrod took his place at his own dinner-table, somewhat breathless but with an expression of perfect composure.

"Can't you EVER come home without being telephoned for?" demanded his father.

"Yes, sir." And Penrod added reproachfully, placing the blame upon members of Mr. Schofield's own class, "Sam's mother and father kept me, or I'd been home long ago. They would keep on talkin', and I guess. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Great book! Very funny and entertaining. It's sorta like Huck Finn except all the adventure takes place near the house. Booth T has a rather dry and wry sense of humor, and I laughed out loud quite a bit. His descriptions of the characters' emotions and reactions are priceless!

This was, in effect, a sequel to Penrod. This despite the fact that Penrod turned 12 at the end of the previous book and was "nearly 12" in this book. Whatever, it's the same cast of 11-year-old boys doing the kinds of inventive, and often naughty, things that 11-year-old boys do. Rather a fun read.

Wonderfully will written

While this is a period piece from a much earlier time, the language is delightful. I laughed aloud numerous times at the author's commentary on the events described.

Oh my goodness, these books are very entertaining! Penrod is a young boy with quite the active imagination which gets himself and his friends into trouble quite frequently. Very funny!

Ninety years ago Booth Tarkington was considered one of our greatest authors. He won two Pulitzer prizes for fiction ; no one else except Faulkner and John Updike have done that. He is seldom read today.
I first encountered Tarkington through my 8th grade history teacher, Cleve Miller, who would read

I read this one (Tarkington's second Penrod book) back in my junior high days (the copy was my father's) and it was also totally hilarious. Penrod is this eleven year old kid who is always getting himself into trouble without necessarily meaning to. Anyone reading it today should be aware that it re

Loved this when I was young---read it many times.

This book was given to me by my Grandpa years ago, and it was one of his favorites. I appreciate it so much more now, being the mom of three boys. It’s laugh out loud funny in parts. Definitely written for another time, some things about little boys never change though :)

Seminal for me. Shaped my sense of adolescence and America. Then later I discovered the racism and classism.

View More Reviews