Thursday, March 11, 2021

Homer on the Case by Henry Cole

Homer is a homing pigeon and he lives with his boy and his granddad.   They keep taking him further from home to train him in flying distances so they can race him.

Peachtree Publishing and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on April 1st.

The boy takes Homer to the park and while he's there they meet a girl with her own bird.  The birds get along well as do the humans.  Homer is the one who sees rats and cats stealing shiny things from humans.  They escape down the storm drainage.  Where would they be taking the goods?  They can't eat them...

When they steal granddad's pocket watch, Homer and his boy with the girl and her bird go down to retrieve it.  Unfortunately, Homer is not sure just where he found Snap the first time and then there is a rainstorm.  They tunnels start to fill but that gets Homer on the right track.

The jewels are all over a big alligator.  They go to tell the cops who, at first, think it;s a joke.  Then they call for back up and go to see.  It was no joke.

The jewels are recovered, Snap gets a new home, and the animals are cleaned up and ready for adoption.  I was especially glad to see his granddad get his watch back because he had a picture of his dead wife in it.  Now he can say hello to her every day again...

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