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When John and Marta found the boy on the porch, they were curious, naturally, as to why he was there - and they hadn't expected him to stay, not at first, but he did stay, day after day, until it seemed as if he belonged, running and smiling and laughing his silent laugh, tapping and patting on every surface as he made his music, and painting - with water, with paint, with mud - those swirly swirls and swings and trees.

One day a young couple wakes to find a boy asleep on their porch. Unable to speak, the boy cannot explain his history. What kind of people would leave their child with strangers? All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for this boy. As their connection to him grows, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family, but how long can their happiness last?

From Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech comes a singular story that reminds us of the surprising connections that emerge when generosity prevails.

©2013 Sharon Creech (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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Amazing story by a gifted author

I have read other books by this author but love this one the best. It made me cry and laugh and fall in love with the characters. It is a heartwarming story about what a difference a little love and care can make in the lives of those around us.

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Wow what a great book

This is the best book out of all the books I have been reading forget the other books read this.

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Amazing

In the first 3 pages I was shocked this is a amazing author and if you don't like this book than read walk two moons

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