Homer Price lives two miles out of Centerburg, where Route 56 meets 56A, but most of his friends and relatives live in town. They include Aunt Aggy and Uncle Ulysses, the Sheriff and the boys, Miss Terwilliger, Miss Naomi Enders, great-great-great granddaughter of Ezekiel Enders who funded Centerburg and who owned the precious formula for making Cough Syrup and Elixir of Life Compound. While Centerburg is not exactly nosey, precious little happens that the good citizens do not know. In six preposterous tales, Robert McCloskey takes a good look at the face of mid-western American with humorous and affectionate eyes. These humorous stories are: The Case of the Sensational Scent, The Case of the Cosmic Comic, The Doughnuts, Mystery Yarn, Nothing New Under the Sun (Hardly), and Wheels of Progress. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.