The Boy on the Porch

The Boy on the Porch

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"This quiet novel sings. A graceful profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience." --Kirkus (starred review)

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love this tween novel about opening your heart and 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.

Extras in the paperback tell of Sharon Creech's inspiration for the book!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 151 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 10mm | 122g
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061892386
  • 9780061892387
  • 88,229

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One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last? From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes a singular story that reminds us of the surprising connections that emerge when generosity prevails.
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Review quote

"This quiet novel sings. A graceful profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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Rating details

4,411 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 32% (1,432)
4 36% (1,567)
3 23% (1,022)
2 7% (289)
1 2% (101)
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