The Younguns of Mansfield

Our rating: ***

Larry, Terry and Sherry Youngun are the children of Methodist minister Thomas Youngun. When a rabies epidemic hits Mansfield, Missouri, everyone is scared. Then Sherry is bitten by a rabid bat and must have medicine before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Terry and Larry are having trouble with a rich boy, Willie, who is doing mean things to the local packrat and then blaming the Younguns.

I always laugh when I read this book. The sequels are funny, too. The rabies part is probably too intense for younger readers, but luckily, The Younguns of Mansfield is good to read out loud. Unfortunately, this book is out of print, so you’ll have to buy it used.

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