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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 4n/a4.019683

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about 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.

The Boy on the Porch is a singular story about opening your heart and discovering home in unexpected places.

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on September 3, 2013 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0061892351
ISBN-13: 9780061892356
6 Book Reviews
  • ....i xMonday, March 5, 2018 at 8:22 am
    i love the book but i did not like the end.
    • ClaireSaturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:03 am
      This book is about Jacob, a 6 or 7 year old boy who arrives on the porch of a young couple. Jacob appears to be mute, communicating with tapping. He has an amazing gift for the arts. He picks up the drums and guitar right away. But Jacob was left with a note that said someone would come back to get him. Will Jacob's parents ever come?
      • 10039891Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:34 am
        The book "The Boy on the Porch" is a great source of emotional twists because of the boy who mysteriously appeared on a couple's porch. The boy uses many weird tap sounds to speak and loves to be around a dog and cow. The book is a great and short story that helps kids and people to create a mental image of a boy who loves to tap beats, but in order to know more, find out in the book later!
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          1003989100Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:43 am
          I agree. I LOVED this book. Sharon Creech is always a great read.
        • snowboard12
          snowboard12Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm
          I love this author and can't wait to read the book
          • isakimball
            isakimballWednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5:33 pm55 stars
            This book is awesome! The author that wrote this is my favorite author.