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The Boy on the Porch

Written by Sharon Creech

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November 2013 Book of the Month   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 Synopsis

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 little jewel of a novel from Carnegie Medal winner Sharon Creech about finding family
when you least expect it.

The Boy on the Porch Press Reviews

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

Compelling, the suspense surrounding Jacob’s origins and his future makes it
a page-turner for readers of any age  Publisher’s Weekly

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ISBN: 9781783440863
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781849397728
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849397728
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: Sharon Creech
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks

About Sharon Creech

Known for writing with a classic voice and unique style, Sharon Creech is the best-selling author of the Newbery Medal winner WALK TWO MOONS, and the Newbery Honor Book THE WANDERER. She is also the first American in history to be awarded the CILIP Carnegie Medal for RUBY HOLLER. Her other works include the novels LOVE THAT DOG, BLOOMABILITY, ABSOLUTELY NORMAL CHAOS, CHASING REDBIRD, and PLEASING THE GHOST, and two picture books: A FINE, FINE SCHOOL and FISHING IN THE AIR. These stories are often centered around life, love, and relationships -- especially family relationships. Ms. Creech's first novel for ...

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