Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary gives readers a hero they'll relate to--and root for--in this comical and inspiring novel about Henry Huggins's mission to prove himself worthy of his very own paper route. All the older kids work their own paper route, but because Henry is not eleven yet, Mr. Capper won't let him. Desperate to change his mind, Henry tries everything he can think of to show he's mature and responsible enough for the job. From offering free kittens to new subscribers, to hauling hundreds of pounds of old newspapers for his school's paper drive, there's nothing Henry won't try. But it might just be the irrepressible Ramona Quimby who shows Mr. Capper just how capable Henry is.
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When Henry Huggins sees his friend Scooter delivering newspapers, he's seized with the desire for a paper route of his own. But Scooter's boss, Mr. Capper, won't hire Henry because Henry's not yet eleven! While Henry waits for his birthday to come, he tries everything he can think of to get Mr. Capper to change his mind. From offering free kittens as a bonus when he sells newspaper subscriptions to hauling hundreds of pounds of old magazines for his school's paper drive, there's nothing Henry won't do to prove himself. But in the end it might just be pesky little Ramona Quimby who saves the day. . . . Beloved author Beverly Cleary gives readers a hero they'll recognize--and root for--in Henry and the Paper Route .