Preacher's Boy by Katherine PatersonPreacher's Boy by Katherine Paterson

Preacher's Boy

byKatherine Paterson

Paperback | October 22, 2013

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"A multilayered coming-of-age story of loyalty, courage, and the enduring values of family."- School Library Journal, starred review 1899 in a small town in Vermont, the turn of the century is coming fast. According to certain members of Robbie's church, the end of the century might mean the end of the world. But&nbspthe church's&nbsptiresome restrictions don't suit someone as high-spirited as Robbie. So he decides to leave the fold and live life to the fullest. His&nbspbehavior&nbspdoes nothing to improve his father's opinion of him.&nbspIt's not until Robbie's antics put&nbspanother man's life on the line that he decides&nbspit's time to&nbspchange, but is it&nbsptoo little&nbsptoo late?&nbsp
Katherine Paterson has twice won the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Award as well as the 2006 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, all celebrating her body of work. She served as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature during 2010-2011...
Title:Preacher's BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.46 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544104900

ISBN - 13:9780544104907


Editorial Reviews

At every turn, Paterson splendidly balances Robbie's moral choices with pure entertainment, especially as it twists the plot. As the public demands more books with moral issues at their core, here's one that envelops readers with its principled reflections, instead of pounding them over their heads." - Booklist"Nourishing for mind and spirit both." - Kirkus Reviews"Paterson tells a multilayered coming-of-age story of loyalty, courage, and the enduring values of family. With warmth, humor, and her powerful yet plain style, Paterson draws empathetic and memorable characters. Readers share the anticipation and the joy of Robbie and his father as they welcome the 20th century at the book's end." School Library Journal, starred review"Paterson captures the essence of an adolescent's fundamental questions of God and existence in this finely honed novel. . . . Once again placing universal conflict in a historical context, Paterson gives a compassionate, absorbing rendering of an adolescent boy trying to break free from social and religious constraints." Publishers Weekly, starred review"