General Butterfingers by John Reynolds Gardiner (1986)

General Butterfingers.jpgWalter’s mother runs a small boarding house taking care of three elderly men.  But they’re not just anyone, they are all World War 2 army heroes!  Decades ago these men belonged to an elite military group known as the Spitzers, and during a daring raid, rescued their beloved General Britt from certain death.

General Britt has recently died and now his nephew, who inherited the house Walter and the heroes live in, has sent a telegram evicting all of them — in just a few days!  Can Walter and his octogenarian friends figure out a way to outfox the heartless nephew and preserve the home they share and love?

General Butterfingers is an exciting and FUN story — and you’ll learn a bit of history as well.  It makes an excellent read aloud choice —  great for Memorial Day.

Middle Grade Reading Level, 96 pages, Published in 1986.  



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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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