Andy Grant's Pluck - Horatio Alger Jr. The Mershon Company vintage hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Corners and spine bumped and shows wear. Board edges worn. Some foxing spots scattered throughout book. No publication date, but very old, circa early 1900's. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb: "A telegram for you, Andy!" said Arthur Bacon, as he entered the room of Andy Grant in Penhurst Academy. "A telegram!" repeated Andy, in vague alarm, for the word suggested something urgent-probably bad news of some kind. He tore open the envelope and read the few words of the message: "Come home at once. Something has happened.

If you have the mistaken notion that "the Horatio Alger myth" is about nothing more than the journey from rags to riches, then Andy Grant's Pluck is a good antidote. As this story shows, Alger's books are morality plays. Andy is the hero because he exhibits good character traits; for example, he puts his family first and gives up going to college when they fall on hard times.