The Boy on the Porch
Written by Sharon Creech
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Award-winning Sharon Creech has an exceptional ability to write tenderly. In this touching modern fairy story she captures the rewards of love freely given to children. When John and Marta find a little boy asleep on their porch one morning they have no idea who has left him there. Nonetheless, they set about looking after him and name him Jacob. Jacob doesn’t speak but he communicates in other ways especially through music and art. As the weeks and months pass, John and Marta grow to love Jacob more and more. But they always know that he is not truly theirs. When Jacob is reclaimed Marta and John put their love into caring for other children. Their happiness grows and the children flourish and one day they are sure Jacob will return.
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The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
A young couple wakes up to find a strange boy asleep on their porch. At first they don't expect him to stay, but stay he does, and as the couple's connection to him grows, the three of them blossom into an unlikely family. But where has he come from and to whom does he belong?
A page-turner for a reader of any age . Publisher's Weekly
A gem of a book, beautifully written We Love This Book
A touching modern fairy story ... Sharon Creech has an exceptional ability to write tenderly. Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading, Book of the Month
A thoughtful story about the emotions of parenting and how children can bring joy to your life. -- Vanessa Lewis Booksellers Choice, The Bookseller
A poignant look at families and love from Carnegie Medal winner Creech -- Fiona Noble Editor's Choice, The Bookseller
Sharon Creech writes with beautiful economy and her stories successfully inhabit that hinterland between real life and other-worldliness. -- Joy Court, librarian Reading Zone
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Andersen Press Ltd
5th June 2014
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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