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Creech, Sharon.
New York : Harper Collins, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 4.0
ISBN 0061892351
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As a fan of Sharon Creech I was eager to pick up this book. This book is a quick read filled with a range of emotion until the very end. The end still leaves a little mystery, which keeps you reading until the last page. This would be an excellent book for a classroom read aloud and great for predictions and questioning.

What is a couple to do when they find a young boy asleep on their porch? A note is tucked in his pocket asking the couple to take care of him until the mysterious writer returns. While the couple doesn’t expect the boy to stay, he does. The boy, Jacob, doesn’t speak so John and Marta know nothing of his history. The connection and friendship between the couple and boy grow. They embrace his talent and spirit and turn into an unlikely family. Will the mysterious note writer ever return for the young boy? (Prepared by:   Paige Mitchell, Wren Elementary School,
South Carolina Children's Books Award Nominee, 2016)

SUBJECTS:     Missing persons -- Fiction.
                        Mute persons -- Fiction.
                        Parenthood -- Fiction.

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