In 1860 Baltimore, Benjamin is born with the physical appearance of a 70-year-old man, already capable of speech. His father Roger invites neighborhood boys to play with him and orders him to play with children's toys, but Benjamin obeys only to please his father. At five, Benjamin is sent to kindergarten but is quickly withdrawn after he repeatedly falls asleep during child activities.
- Gr8ful Lady
Fun Short Read
What a interesting story. I can't imagine how it was received in 1920. It reminded me of Mork and Mindy and the premise behind Mork's world. I wonder if the writers were inspired by this book.
I found it interesting that the book merely mentions his mother once or twice, but truly not again throughout his life. The tale is told reflecting purely on the Button men.
Fun, quick read.