|Plot Summary of The Gawgon and the Boy|
|"David, an 11-year-old living in late 1920s Philadelphia, is recovering from a nearly fatal bout of pneumonia. His doctor has prescribed mild exercise, fresh air, and lots of rest - which sounds like Heaven to David. He won't have to go back to his much-loathed school, and he can spend each day drawing, going to talkies, and being entertained by his looney extended family. Unfortunately, his family has other plans for him; they've arranged for him to have a tutor, and not just any tutor - his ancient Aunt Annie, a former teacher and "proper Gorgon" (or, as David's Aunt Rosie would pronounce it, Gawgon). David is initially afraid, but Annie - who calls David Boy - introduces him to a world of adventure, both through books and through stories of her own life. This book is one of the most entertaining stories to come from Lloyd Alexander in a long, long time - it's amusing, involving, and original."
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Gawgon and the Boy|
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- Age 7-10
- a kid
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- White (American)
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- middling sensitive to others' feelings
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- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
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- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
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- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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