The Barn by * AviThe Barn by * Avi

The Barn

by* Avi

Paperback | February 25, 2014

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This moving story historical novel from master storyteller Avi receives a compelling new cover treatment.

Ben is away at school when his father mysteriously falls ill in the spring of 1855. With no adults to help, he and his brother and sister must take over the family farm in Oregon Territory's rugged Willamette Valley. Despite his siblings' doubts, Ben is determined to build the barn Father had planned, in the hope of waking him from his silent, frozen state. But will it be enough?

AVI's work spans nearly every genre and has received nearly every major prize, including the Newbery Medal for Crispin: The Cross of Lead and Newbery Honours for Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. You can visit him online at
Title:The BarnFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.57 × 5.26 × 0.29 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545607442

ISBN - 13:9780545607445

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An ALA Notable Book
New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
IRA Teacher's Choice

"This small, beautiful historical novel has a timeless simplicity." -Booklist

"A spare, classic story of family and community." -The Horn Book

"[The] narrative is lovingly honed, the interaction of the characters drawn with sensitivity and skill." -Kirkus

"Thought-provoking and engaging." -School Library Journal