The Boy on the Porch

The Boy on the Porch

eBook - 2013
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Discovering a speech-disabled boy asleep on their porch, young couple John and Marta forge a loving bond with the child and come to think of him as their own while wondering about his mysterious past and enjoying the world through his eyes.
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins,, 2013
ISBN: 9780062207777
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JCLTiffanyR Jun 12, 2019

This book was super simple and quiet, but also profound and awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it for children and adults alike!

Dec 28, 2018

Stories that move me to tears automatically get a high rating. Creech doesn't disappoint with this one. An elderly, childless couple finds a boy on their farm porch with a simple misspelled note saying that the boy's name was Jacob and to look after him, they'd be back for him when they could. Nothing more. The boy never spoke a word, but he was able to communicate through art, music, gestures, and tapping. He had an innate relationship with the beagle, rode the cow, saved some baby squirrels and rolled and romped with the goats.
And when a man came back to claim him as his own? What would happen next?
I was surprised to find myself sobbing at the end, but not because of what you'd think (I won't spoil the read.) Fabulous story. I'm off to read more Creech books.

Feb 14, 2016

Unique story about an interesting boy with musical and artistic talents that a couple recognized and nurtured. About the difference one couple can make as foster parents. William Allen White award winner. Very deep.

Feb 11, 2016

This is a beautiful story told in with delicate simplicity that works especially well with the theme.

Jun 24, 2014

it doesn't matter what age or gender everyone should read this book

Feb 26, 2014

What a sweet, beautiful story. Also mysterious, sad, timeless, and yes, heartwarming, but don't let that stop you, it's not maudlin. It has the feeling of a fable or Bible story, that the story is just a simple way of telling the real story (but I'm too lazy to speculate, I'd rather just enjoy it). I found this on the kiddie shelf, but I recommend it to anyone, except kids who probably wouldn't like it because there's no vampires or wizards or whatever kids are into these days.

Lise_biblio Feb 08, 2014

Loved this book. Wonderful story and very easy to read with very short chapters. Highly recommended.

Feb 06, 2014

Interesting story. Simple but yet complex and keeps you wanting to keep reading to find out " who the boy is and WHY " Read the book and you will understand what is meant by that ! Recommend this story , it's very engaging and heartwarming.

0Charlie Jan 21, 2014

The story is simply told but strong feelings are conveyed. Highly recommended.

LMcShaneCLE Dec 17, 2013

Mysterious boy and the circumstances of his appearance changes the lives of John and Marta - a simple story that would make a good holiday family read.

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Jul 02, 2014

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Jul 02, 2014

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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