The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers

The Most Important Thing: Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers

by Avi

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Overview

One of the most beloved writers of our time presents seven short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons.

Luke sees the ghost of his father but can’t figure out what Dad wants him to do. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he’s just met and discovers what lies behind the man’s erratic behavior. Ryan has some surprising questions when he interviews his prospective stepfather for the job. In a compellingly honest collection of stories, multiple-award-winning author Avi introduces seven boys — boys with fathers at home and boys whose fathers have left, boys who spend most of their time with their grandfathers and boys who would rather spend time with anyone but the men in their lives. By turns heartbreaking, hopeful, and funny, the stories show us boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Each one shines a different light on the question “What is the most important thing a father can do for his son?”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536208832
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,264,875
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: HL560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Avi is one of the most celebrated authors writing for children today, having received the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Scott O’Dell Award, the Christopher Award, the Newbery Medal, and two Newbery Honors. He lives in Colorado.

Date of Birth:

December 23, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964

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