First Boy

First Boy

by Gary D. Schmidt
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First Boy by Gary D. Schmidt

Gary Schmidt's First Boy fast-paced political thriller will have the reader turning the pages in anticipation of the next clue.

"You're my first boy, Cooper, my first boy," grandfather says just before he dies. All alone in the world, without even a dog, the only thing that keeps Cooper going is running the dairy farm.

Suddenly, black sedans are swarming all around Cooper's small New Hampshire town, driven by mysterious men in dark suits. Cooper's barn is burned to the ground, and his house is broken into and searched during the night. The President of the United States calls on Cooper for a visit, and her opponent wants Cooper to join him on the campaign trail.

Who exactly is Cooper Jewett, and what does the government want with him?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429937016
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/04/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,185,938
File size: 161 KB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Gary Schmidt is the author of many well-received books for young readers, including The Wednesday Wars, First Boy, and The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell. His novel Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy was both a Newbery Honor Book and a Printz Honor Book. Gary teaches writing at Calvin College and lives with his wife, author Elizabeth Stickney, and their six children on a farm in Alto, Michigan.
Gary Schmidt is the author of many well-received books for young readers, including The Wednesday Wars, First Boy, and The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell. His novel Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy was both a Newbery Honor Book and a Printz Honor Book. Gary teaches writing at Calvin College and lives with his wife, author Elizabeth Stickney, and their six children on a farm in Alto, Michigan.

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First Boy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
book_readerEK More than 1 year ago
First Boy, by Gary Schmidt is an excellent read. Cooper Jewett, the main character lives on a farm with his grandfather, having already lost his grandmother, it becomes even harder to keep up the farm when his grandfather dies. Cooper is a smart, capable boy who is forced to solely take on the responsibilities of his grandparent's farm. He is strong-willed and very determined to handle the task at hand. But he does have a couple neighbors who look out for him. Mr. Searle is the farmer down the road who helps Cooper keep up with all the farm chores and Mrs. Perley is also a neighbor who cooks for him and keeps an eye on him whenever she can. The story is quite interesting and it was easy to keep turning the pages to find out what happened next. When strange things start happening at the farm and men unknown to Cooper start showing up, Cooper doesn't know what to think. The book is engaging and the twist at the end is one you won't see coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a dairyman who doesn't know who he is and the senator, who is running for president, saying that the boy is the president's son.