T. K. Dearing (known as Toke) winds up sharing not only his bedroom but his secret clubhouse as well with his 78-year-old...

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THE SECRET LIFE OF T. K. DEARING

T. K. Dearing (known as Toke) winds up sharing not only his bedroom but his secret clubhouse as well with his 78-year-old grandfather who needs to escape from being fussed over by Teke's overanxious mother. Grandfather Kindermann (who turns out to be appropriately named) prefers hanging around with Teke and his friends to frequenting the local Soaring Sixties Club, but the boys feel betrayed when they learn that the old man has also made friends with Potato Tom, the neighborhood junk collector who has been known to make off with their clubhouse supplies. The old man's incorrigibility is nicely balanced by Teke's philosophical acceptance of the foibles of both older generations, and, though the club's efforts to save Potato Tom from eviction follow a scenario that's fast becoming a cliche, the alliance between codgers and kids is portrayed with unforced amiability.

Pub Date: March 22, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Seabury

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973