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For other uses, see Penrod (disambiguation).
Cover 1st edition of Penrod.jpg
First edition
Author Booth Tarkington
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Doubleday, Page
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Followed by Penrod and Sam

Penrod is a collection of comic sketches by Booth Tarkington that was first published in 1914. The book follows the misadventures of Penrod Schofield, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in the pre-World War I Midwestern United States, in a similar vein to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.[1][2] In Penrod, Tarkington established characters who appeared in two further books, Penrod and Sam (1916) and Penrod Jashber (1929). The three books were published together in one volume, Penrod: His Complete Story, in 1931.

On stage and screen[edit]

This list includes all films based on the Penrod stories by Booth Tarkington, including the sequels to Penrod.


  1. ^ Robert Cortes Holliday, Booth Tarkington,BiblioLife (June 4, 2009)
  2. ^ Frederic I. Carpenter, "The Adolescent in American Fiction", The English Journal', Vol. 46, No. 6 (Sep., 1957), pp. 313-319
  3. ^ Billy Gray official website

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