The Boy on the Porch: Book summary and reviews of The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

The Boy on the Porch

By Sharon Creech

The Boy on the Porch
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2013,
    160 pages.
    Age range: Children


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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.

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"Starred Review. A deeply felt story sparely written in lyrical prose, this book stands out as a quiet contemplation on the connection that is the wellspring of love. A graceful, profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience." - Kirkus

"While the target audience may not find the novel's point of view, which is focused entirely on the adult couple, initially compelling, the suspense surrounding Jacob's origins and his future makes it a page-turner for readers of any age. Ages 8–12." - Publishers Weekly

"As an excellent vehicle for exploring moral quandaries, schools and libraries seeking books around which to discuss values will definitely want this title." - School Library Journal

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Sharon Creech Author Biography

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School, Fishing in the Air, and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in Maine.

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