The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech audiobook

The Boy on the Porch

By Sharon Creech
Read by Heather Henderson

HarperCollins
2.24 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780062280336

“This quiet novel sings. A graceful profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience.” —Kirkus (starred review) Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love this tween novel about opening your heart and 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.

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Summary

Summary

“This quiet novel sings. A graceful profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience.” Kirkus (starred review)

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love this tween novel about opening your heart and 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The suspense surrounding Jacob’s origins and his future makes [The Boy on the Porch] a page-turner for readers of any age.  Publishers Weekly
“Readers will fall for the boy along with the taciturn couple and will become utterly absorbed in the what-would-you-do element of this cleanly written narrative.” School Library Journal
“What could be a melodrama is crafted into a richer and more gracious story in Creech’s masterful hands.” Booklist
“Deeply felt…written in lyrical prose…A graceful, profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Sharon Creech

Author Bio: Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech has written more than twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the United States 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, she taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.24
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English