The Boy on the Porch
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About the Author
Sharon Creech has written twenty-one books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain's Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.
Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, "lured there by our grandchildren," Creech says.
"This quiet novel sings. A graceful profound story for all ages that speaks well beyond its intended audience." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A page-turner for readers of any age." -- Publishers Weekly
"A rich and gracious story crafted in Creech's masterful hands." -- Booklist
"A tender exploration of the power of a found family and the depth and value of temporary connections." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books