The Boy on the Porch

The Boy on the Porch

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by Sharon Creech
     
 

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Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about 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

Overview

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about 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.

The Boy on the Porch is a singular story about opening your heart and discovering home in unexpected places.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062207777
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
271,639
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
File size:
571 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sharon Creech has written twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says. “Moo was inspired by our mutual love of Maine and by our granddaughter’s involvement in a local 4-H program. We have all been enchanted with the charms of cows.”

 

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Pennington, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
July 29, 1945
Place of Birth:
Cleveland, Ohio
Education:
B.A., Hiram College, 1967; M.A., George Mason University, 1978

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The Boy on the Porch 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sharon Creech beautifully written use of language and Awe-inspiring connection of emotions, Creates Story that celebrates the joy of having a child, the true meaning of care and love, and the miracle of life itself. Those who love art, animals, and nature will enjoy this story, for years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it every one should read it:):):):p
book4children More than 1 year ago
This is a thoughtful and heartfelt story of a childless couple that discover an abandoned boy sleeping on their porch. His name is Jacob, and he doesn't speak. John and Marta learn to communicate with him in other ways and grow to love him as if he is their own son. Usually when a book is told from the perspective of an adult couple, it doesn't appeal to children. However, this book had both my kids listening intently while I read to them. My six year old has told me repeatedly what a good book it is, and that she wants me to read it to her again. She really connected with the silent boy that rides a cow and paints and plays guitar. When I read the last few lines to her, she gasped, and with a big smile, shouted, "Hooray!" As for me, this is the first book by Sharon Creech that I've connected to. It's simple, sweet, and beautifully told. It didn't knock my socks off, but I liked it a lot. The story is easy to follow and the vocabulary is right on cue for the target age group. I'm calling this a win. Content: clean
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book, although it is a bit predictable at parts.
Anonymous 9 months ago
<3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it so much I read it in 1 day!!!!! BUT..........WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!!"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way it starts and I really want this whole book not just the sample. BEWARE IF YOU GET THE SAMPLE! THERE IS A CLIFF HANGER!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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