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The boy on the porch

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When John and Marta found the boy on the porch, they were curious, naturally, as to why he was there and they hadn't expected him to stay, not at first, but he did stay, day after day, until it seemed as if he belonged, running and smiling and laughing his silent laugh, tapping and patting on every surface as he made his music, and painting with water, with paint, with mud those swirly swirls and swings and trees.

One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last? From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes a singular story that reminds us of the surprising connections that emerge when generosity prevails.

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ISBN:
9780061892356
9780061892370
9780061892387
9780062207777
9780062280336
9781467662345
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4, 3 Points
Lexile measure:
680L
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Last Grouping Update 2018-08-18 23:33:43PM
Last Indexed 2018-08-18 20:22:57PM

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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Missing children -- Juvenile fiction, Missing children. -- Fiction, Mute persons -- Fiction, Mute persons -- Juvenile fiction, Parenthood -- Fiction, Parenthood -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The boy on the porch
title_full The Boy on the Porch, The boy on the porch / Sharon Creech, The boy on the porch [sound recording] / Dee Holmes
title_short The boy on the porch
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