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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. 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.
Penrod, its sequels, and characters occurring therein were adapted in numerous stage and film versions.
- Penrod (1918), play adapted by Edward E. Rose and first staged at the Apollo Theatre in Atlantic City.
- Penrod (1922), silent film, with Wesley Barry as Penrod.
- Penrod and Sam (1923), silent film, based on the first sequel to Penrod, with Ben Alexander as Penrod.
- Penrod and Sam (1931), with Leon Janney as Penrod.
- A series of comedy shorts from Vitaphone featuring Tarkington's characters with Billy Hayes as Penrod, including Snakes Alive (1931), One Good Deed (1931), Batter Up! (1931), Detectuvs (1932), His Honor, Penrod (1932), Hot Dog (1932), Penrod's Bull Pen (1932).
- Penrod and Sam (1937), with Billy Mauch as Penrod, the first of three Penrod films starring the Mauch twins.
- Penrod and His Twin Brother (1938), with Billy and Bobby Mauch as the leads.
- Penrod's Double Trouble (1938), with Billy and Bobby Mauch as the leads.
- On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Billy Gray as Wesley Winfield (Penrod), Doris Day as his sister Marjorie (the lead), and Gordon MacRae as her love interest.
- By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), the musical sequel to On Moonlight Bay, with the same cast.
- Robert Cortes Holliday, "Booth Tarkington", BiblioLife (June 4, 2009)
- Frederic I. Carpenter, "The Adolescent in American Fiction", The English Journal, Vol. 46, No. 6 (Sep., 1957), pp. 313–319
- "Audience liked 'Penrod'". Variety L (13): 14. May 24, 1918. Retrieved 2015-03-21 – via Internet Archive.
- Drew, Bernard A. (2013). Motion Picture Series and Sequels: A Reference Guide. Taylor & Francis. p. 252. ISBN 978-1-317-92893-5.
- "Penrod and Sam". Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-03-21.
- "Three Shorts a Week Vitaphone Studio Plan". The Film Daily LVI (58): 24. September 6, 1931. Retrieved 2015-03-21 – via Internet Archive.
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