The Boy on the Porch (Hardcover)

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Virgie's Staff Pick (September 2013): Newbery Award winner Sharon Creech’s new novel tells the heartwarming story of a young couple who discover a boy fast asleep on their front steps. This boy is old enough to talk but won’t … or maybe can’t , so John and Marta do not know what to do with him. Days go by and no one comes for the boy or even indicates that they have lost a child. Soon enough this trio slowly bonds as a family and I began to hope that no one will come to claim the boy. I believe the suspense and kindness in this story will appeal to readers of all ages. The short chapters also make this a perfect read for reluctant readers.

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Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about finding family when you least expect it.

When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history. All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for him.

And, as their connection and friendship with Jacob grow, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family and begin to see the world in brand-new ways.

The Boy on the Porch is a singular story about opening your heart and discovering home in unexpected places.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061892356
ISBN-10: 0061892351
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Pages: 160
Language: English