Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech - ADVISABLE

Creech, Sharon The Boy on the Porch, 151 pgs. Joanna Cotler Books. 2013. $16.99.  Language: G; Violence: G; Mature Content: G;  

When John and Marta find a small boy left on the porch of their remote farm, they take him in.  Although the boy, Jacob, doesn’t talk, he communicates through art and music.  The longer he stays, the more they love him, but will his parents return to claim him as they promised in the note?  

Another beautiful short read by Creech, it seems more an adult read than a book for children.  No content issues or anything, but the story is more about how the adults are changed than about what happens to the boy. Perhaps kids need to learn this too.  I think the teachers would love it! 


Lisa Librarian

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