Preacher's Boy

Preacher's Boy

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Robbie is the son of a preacher in small-town America in 1899. People are saying that the world's going to end at the turn of the century, so Robbie decides that he'd better make the most of his life and have as much fun as possible - while he still can! But his outrageous behaviour does little to improve people's opinions of him, or his father. BLKatherine Paterson is an internationally acclaimed author who has won the Newbery Medal (twice), the National Book Award for Children's Literature (USA) twice, and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Awardshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 16mm | 99.79g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192750852
  • 9780192750853
  • 1,655,869

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"A finely honed novel.... Paterson gives a compassionate, absorbingrendering of an adolescent boy trying to break free from social andreligious constraints." -- "Publishers Weekly""A narrative that shuttles skillfully between sentiment and farce, thatcombines moments of painful insight with uproarious action. Robbie Hewittemerges as one of Katherine Paterson's most engaging characters.-- "The Horn Book""A multilayered coming-of-age story of loyalty, courage, and the enduring valuesof family." -- "School Library Journal"show more

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235 ratings
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4 35% (82)
3 40% (95)
2 10% (23)
1 2% (5)
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