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The most important thing : stories about sons, fathers and grandfathers / Avi.

Avi, 1937- (author.).

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  • 31 of 32 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria jF AVI (Text) 37521530744046 AMPL Juvenile Fiction Available -
Butler PL - Butler J FIC AVI (Text) 73174005027822 Childrens: Fiction Available -
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City J Avi (Text) 76893000260598 Juvenile Fiction 6-8 Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville J FIC AVI (Text) 76895000235509 2nd Floor Children's Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville JF AVI (Text) 78321000025409 Juvenile Fiction Available -
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Covington J FIC AVI (Text) 32572000541474 CVBPLC Juvenile Fiction Available -
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Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora JFIC AVI (Text) 50825010695053 Juvenile Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0763681113
  • ISBN: 9780763681111
  • Physical Description: 215 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Dream catcher -- Kitchen table -- Beat up -- The Amalfi duo -- Going home -- Departed -- Tighty-whities or boxers?
Summary, etc.: Seven short stories exploring the vital ties between fathers and sons. Luke sees the ghost of his father but can't figure out what Dad wants him to do. Paul takes a camping trip with the grandfather he's just met and discovers what lies behind the man's erratic behavior. Ryan has some surprising questions when he interviews his prospective stepfather for the job. In a compellingly honest collection of stories, multiple-award-winning author Avi introduces seven boys--boys with fathers at home and boys whose fathers have left, boys who spend most of their time with their grandfathers and boys who would rather spend time with anyone but the men in their lives. By turns heartbreaking, hopeful, and funny, the stories show us boys seeking acceptance, guidance, or just someone to look up to. Each one shines a different light on the question "What is the most important thing a father can do for his son?"
Target Audience Note: HL560 Lexile.
Subject: Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Grandparent and child > Fiction.
Sons > Fiction.
Fathers > Fiction.
Grandfathers > Fiction.
Short stories.

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