The Old Tobacco Shop: A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure is a book for children by William Bowen. It is a fantasy story. It was published by Macmillan in 1921. Reginald Birch drew the pictures. It was made a Newbery Medal Honor Book in 1922.
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Freddie is five years old. He makes friends with Mr Toby Littleback, who owns a tobacco shop. Mr Toby lives with his Aunt Amanda. He also has a wooden statue named Mr Punch. The statue stands in front of Mr Toby's shop. One day, Freddie smokes some magic tobacco, which makes all the people in the tobacco shop go away on a magical adventure. At the end of the adventure, Freddie wakes up and finds that the story was all a dream. The magic tobacco made him fall asleep and dream about adventures.