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Author Avi, 1937- author.

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

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2016]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS Short Stories  F AVI    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 215 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Dream catcher -- Kitchen table -- Beat up -- The Amalfi duo -- Going home -- Departed -- Tighty-whities or boxers?
Summary One of the most beloved writers of our time presents 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?"
Study Program AR RL 3.9 5.0 181418 PCMS.
Subject Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories.
ISBN 0763681113

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