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The Boy on the Porch

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 10, 2013 – Newbery Medalist Creech s slim, understated story about a young childless couple who find a small boy of indeterminate age asleep on their farmhouse porch one morning has a fablelike quality. Accompanied only by a note reading, Plees taik kair of Jacob. He is a god good boy. Wil be bak wen we can, the boy doesn t speak, but he overflows with creative gifts and has an affinity for communicating with animals. The novel is set in a rural area, where town means a general store, a schoolhouse, and a sheriff s office, and in an earlier era telephones aren t commonplace, but trucks, cars, and trailers are standard. Creech s quiet tale movingly follows Marta and John s evolution from puzzlement over Jacob s mysterious appearance to a deepening love for him and a fear that somebody will return to claim him. While the target audience may not find the novel s point of view, which is focused entirely on the adult couple, initially compelling, the suspense surrounding Jacob s origins and his future makes it a page-turner for readers of any age. Ages 8 12.

Customer Reviews

The boy on the porch

A very nice book because Sharon creech makes it come to life in a little adventure.


I LOVE this book "The Boy on the porch" it has excellent details and the writing is SO good it makes it seem like you are there! Thank you so Sharan Creech much For writing excellent books! You are a fanatic Author and I can't put any of your books down! Thanks again! -Rebecca.M

The Boy on the Porch
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  • $4.99
  • Level: Grades 3-7
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: Sep 03, 2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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