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GOOD OLD BOY: A DELTA BOYHOOD is a novel for young readers about a boy's adventures growing up in post-WWII Mississippi. Author Willie Morris, then editor of Harper's Magazine in New York, wrote GOOD OLD BOY when his son David, age ten, asked, "What was it like to grow up in Mississippi?" Morris's response turned into a timeless story of growing up in Yazoo City, MississipGOOD OLD BOY: A DELTA BOYHOOD is a novel for young readers about a boy's adventures growing up in post-WWII Mississippi. Author Willie Morris, then editor of Harper's Magazine in New York, wrote GOOD OLD BOY when his son David, age ten, asked, "What was it like to grow up in Mississippi?" Morris's response turned into a timeless story of growing up in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in the early 1950s, roaming the town with his friends and playing practical jokes and having adventures. GOOD OLD BOY is recommended for sixth through ninth grade....

Title : Good Old Boy
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ISBN : 9780916242688
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 156 Pages
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Good Old Boy Reviews

  • J Godwin
    2019-04-24 22:09

    My dad gave this book to my oldest brother sometime in the 1970's and I read it when he was done. Both of my folks grew up in or around Yazoo City, Mississippi, the setting of this book, so it had special meaning to us. I saw it in a used bookshop a few years ago and snatched it up quick, although most people have neither heard of it nor would want to grab it out of my basket as a lost classic.However, while Willie Morris is most famous for "My Dog Skip", "Good Old Boy" really catches your heartstrings and stirs your childhood imagination. You feel like nothing much changed in the south since Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer saved Muff Potter and almost died in the caves. This book makes Baby Boomers like me (I'm at the tail end) feel reminiscent of our childhood and the freedom we had to explore, pretend, capture squirmy smelly things, trespass and all other kinds of good clean fun. It's a wonderful trip to the past, whether you lived that kind of childhood or not.

  • Alison
    2019-05-02 03:33

    Willie Morris, who spent his childhood in Yazoo City, Mississippi, became the youngest editor of Harper's magazine in 1967. He published several books about his childhood in the South (including "My Dog Skip") as well as his years in New York ("New York Days") where he befriended "William Styron, David Halberstam, Woody Allen, Bobby Kennedy, Truman Capote, Shirley MacLaine, George Plimpton, Leonard Bernstein, and the other leading figures of the time."In Good Old Boy, Morris writes about his boyhood in MS with nostalgia and affection. The stories are simple, and I found that many people read them in school, as youth. Very straight-forward tales about a simpler time, probably most enjoyed by people familiar with the area.

  • Steve Jiang
    2019-04-21 20:30

    Good Old boy is a good boy which tells you willie Morris' stories of childhood. It is unique and fascinating. In modern world, who could search a criminal for a police, who could have such a courage to shoot and find the giant Indian guys, who could drive a Model A Ford when he or she is 11 years old. That's why this book is pretty interesting. I advise the guys who had read this review can read this book as a way of entertainment.

  • Matt
    2019-05-02 02:20

    Read it in third grade or so and loved it. I imagine I'd still like it - though I don't particularly know that it'd hold up to the other autobiography of his I read, North Towards Home, I still recall it as vastly entertaining and funny.

  • A.K. Benninghofen
    2019-05-06 02:18

    Fourth read. Never gets old.

  • Michael
    2019-04-20 20:25

    I reckon there may be a thousand books one could write about growing up a boy in Mississippi. I'm glad Willie wrote this one.

  • Christina
    2019-05-12 23:31

    Great book, hardly believable but it's true. Great storytelling, great book

  • Brian Tucker
    2019-05-09 22:34

    Ch. 8 & 9 alone about the Clark Mansion make it 5 stars! This is Sandlot and Ron Carlson's "The Speed of Light" rolled into one. A sparse, fun read with a lot of heart.

  • Kim Levi
    2019-05-07 02:35

    with Erica - 7th grade

  • Candace Jefcoat
    2019-05-08 23:14

    It's one of the few books I actually liked in junior high.

  • Sarah Ryburn
    2019-04-28 04:35

    read so many years ago in junior high school, but, oh, how i remember i wanted to be rivers applewhite...

  • Heather Welch
    2019-05-19 20:16

    Loved it - made me laugh out loud and long for my Mississippi childhood again.

  • Valerie Walker
    2019-05-11 20:26

    I remember reading this book in high school and not being able to put it down. It was and is one of my favorite books.