The Beatinest Boy by Jesse Stuart

The Beatinest Boy

By Jesse Stuart
Level 3

This short, heartwarming book brings the old days to life as it strongly supports love of family, thoughtfulness, kindness to animals, and speaking encouragingly. Boys will especially like the coon hunting, tree climbing, and nursing back to health an abandoned hound puppy. Although this is not a fast-paced, instantly entertaining adventure, it is a thoroughly enjoyable and fun book that reinforces important values and teaches about life in early America. The author, Jesse Stuart, who died in 1904, led an extraordinary life and published over 36 books. Note: “Beatinest” means “most remarkable or unusual.”

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Gentle Favorite
  • 3.5 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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