The Boy on the Porch


Multi-award winning children’s writer Sharon Creech has a sure touch. She draws readers into her character’s feelings and world, until we are engrossed, wanting the same things they want.

When John and Martha find a baby on their front porch, along with a poorly scrawled note, their world opens up. This silent boy is unlike other children, but prompts parental feelings of love, responsibility, care and nurture such as they have never experienced. Yet all the time, they worry about his beginnings, his silence, and that he may leave them as unexpectedly as he arrived.

The Boy on the Porch‘ is such a wonderful, tingle on the skin, story. I cannot recommend it highly enough. John and Martha are pure, gentle, fragile characters, and their love for Boy, like their curious unnamed farm animals, is beautiful. Please read this quiet, creeping-up-on-you, story. It will stay with you.


The Boy on the Porch

Sharon Creech

(Andersen Press)- hardback

‘The Boy on the Porch’ is a touching, tender-hearted tale reminding us of the true meaning of acceptance, love and family. We recommend this title to readers aged from 8 years, and as a moving, enriching bedtime reading choice.


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