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Father Figure
     

Father Figure

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by Richard Peck
 

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After his mother dies, 17-year-old Jim realizes he must raise his younger brother, Byron, alone. But when their father shows up with plans to take them to Florida, Jim wonders if the reunion will last.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. 

Overview

After his mother dies, 17-year-old Jim realizes he must raise his younger brother, Byron, alone. But when their father shows up with plans to take them to Florida, Jim wonders if the reunion will last.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140379693
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Peck has won almost every children’s fiction award, including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the Newbery Medal (for A Year Down Yonder), the Scott O’ Dell Award (for The River Between Us), and the Edgar (for Are You in the House Alone?), and he has twice been nominated for a National Book Award. He was the first children’s author to ever have been awarded a National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

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Father Figure 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was given to our child to read over summer vacation and is to be incorporated into their reading grades. However, as parents, we refused to let her read it due to the content. This book allows 51 pages to be committed to a mother's suicide and the funeral. The mother is 46 years old and terminally ill so she takes it upon herself to end her life by suicide. I am a 43 year old mother and should I ever be so unfortunate as to become terminally ill, does anyone really think that I would want to plant the thought of suicide into my child's head? I think the graphic descriptions of the funeral home, what the mother was thinking, how she looked after she was found is nothing short of repulsive. This is not a book that even I,an avid reader, could finish. It is more than morbid and conjures up all sorts of questions and insecurities for children who are growing up in an uncertain world anyway. In my opinion, it should NOT be marketed for children or young adults AT ALL!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A father who wants to come back to his seventeen and eight year old son after their mother dies. Jim the seventeen year old is worried that he might lose his little brother. This is a heartwarming story. I think Junior High School kids would enjoy this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was excellent. i thought this book was an easy read and i hope everyone enjoys it.