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When Pete Bruce Came to Town

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6, 7
Page count: 3
Categories: African-American, Humor

Author

Patricia
McKissack

Appeared in

Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters

Story Summary

Peter Bruce was a huckster and a con man with plum black skin and a devil-may-care attitude. When he tasted Li'l Pie's coconut cream pie, he knew just how to get that pie for free but in time he became a friend and one of Li'l Pie's best customers.