DIARY OF A PAPER BOY by Jean-Jacques Larrea

DIARY OF A PAPER BOY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Non-fiction only because this is the true diary of Jean-Jacques Larrea, Esq., aged 10, whose laconic notes (""I put a small wad of gum on everyone's house that did not tip me today"") will no doubt inspire other paper boys to greater creativity. Otherwise, J-J's journal consists of miscellaneous malapropisms (""David is a fluctuating friend of mine""), lamentations on the stupidity of his customers, occasional flashes of wisdom beyond his years and even an ode to his pet iguana. There must be many a juvenile wit who could top this extemporaneous performance, though a few reluctant readers can be expected to appreciate the rather smart-alecky sense of humor.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1972
Publisher: Putnam