Beatinest Boy

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The Beatinest Boy is the first actual book written for children by Jesse Stuart. It recounts the story of the orphaned David, who moves in with Grandma Beverly. David soon comes to love his grandmother. As Christmas nears, he wants to buy her a present, but he can’t bring himself to kill the possums for their skins. Then with Christmas just days away he suddenly thinks of a present that he can make for her that has been right there all along.
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Overview

The Beatinest Boy is the first actual book written for children by Jesse Stuart. It recounts the story of the orphaned David, who moves in with Grandma Beverly. David soon comes to love his grandmother. As Christmas nears, he wants to buy her a present, but he can’t bring himself to kill the possums for their skins. Then with Christmas just days away he suddenly thinks of a present that he can make for her that has been right there all along.
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I would recommend this book for a friend because it has lots of exciting events like when David and his Grandma robbed the bees. If my friend liked this book he/she would also like Old Ben.
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More than the sharing of how David and his Grandmother are able to find and harvest honey from a bee tree and nurse an abandoned hound puppy to health, the author gives us a wonderful and heart-warming story of giving of oneself. This now rates as a favorite Christmas book to be shared with our children and their families as well as others.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780945084136
  • Publisher: Stuart, Jesse Foundation, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/1989
  • Pages: 79
  • Sales rank: 1,202,405
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jesse Hilton Stuart (August 8, 1907 – February 17, 1984) was an American writer who is known for writing short stories, poetry, children's book and novels about Southern Appalachia. Born and raised in Greenup County, Kentucky, Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of Northeastern Kentucky for his writings.[1] Stuart was named the Poet Laureate of Kentucky in 1954.
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