Oh, Brother

Oh Brother Milton and Morris twins from England survive shipwreck squalor and sibling rivalry to become members of the court of Her Royal MajestyCharmingly funny and original The New York Times Thoroughly enj

  • Title: Oh, Brother
  • Author: Arthur Yorinks Richard Egielski
  • ISBN: 9780374455989
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Milton and Morris, twins from England, survive shipwreck, squalor and sibling rivalry to become members of the court of Her Royal MajestyCharmingly funny and original The New York Times Thoroughly enjoyable Starred School Library Journal

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    1. This story began with a backstory on two little boys, Milton and Morris. They were twins from England who had been orphaned after their parents apparently went down in the sinking of the Titanic. The boys had been rescued by America and were sent to live in an orphanage. This was a rough time for the boys and they rebelled, one night escaping the "Rotten's Home for Lost Boys." Next they joined the circus, first washing elephants and then promoted to trapeze artists. Unfortunately, the boys could [...]

    2. Twin brothers manage to survive a sinking ship only to become orphans in New York City. They are constantly fighting and often run away from orphanages. In their adventures they come across a kindly old tailor, who not only takes them in to his own house, but teaches them his trade as well. When the old man dies, the brother keep the shop going and their work is admired far and wide. They eventually head back to England because of their craftsmanship where they discover they are not orphans afte [...]

    3. I should give up. Nothing that Yorinks and/or Egielski has measured up to Hey, Al. And reading these others has almost tainted my fondness & admiration for that. That's a five star book: read it and no others.

    4. I like the illustrations but I wanted to smack these boys upside the head. What pests. But they are orphans so should feel sorry for them RIGHT? I was also sort of hoping it might be a true story but it couldn't be. It is humorous and a little silly and just okay! Not destined to be a classic! I liked it enough to finish it, but not one I will read again!

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