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The Resource The Silent Boy

The Silent Boy

Label
The Silent Boy
Title
The Silent Boy
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Subject
Summary
From a Newbery Medal winner, a novel of tragedy and friendship in a turn-of-the-century farm town, "narrated by a perceptive, large–hearted child."—Kirkus Reviews Katy Thatcher, the bright and curious daughter of the town doctor, was fascinated by her father's work, and even as a child she knew that she too wanted to be a doctor. She wanted to know about people. Perhaps it was this, her insatiable curiosity, or simply the charm of Jacob's gentle intimacy with animals large and small, that fueled their friendship. Although Jacob never spoke to her or even looked at her directly, Katy grew to understand him from the moments they spent together quietly singing to the horses. She knew there was meaning in the sounds he made and purpose behind his movements. So when events took an unexpected and tragic turn, it was Katy alone who could unravel the mystery of what had occurred, and why. A two-time recipient of the Newbery Medal, the New York Times-bestselling author of Number the Stars presents a sensitive, moving story of a young girl growing up at the beginning of the twentieth century and the influence of the farm community around her. Through Katy's eyes, readers can see the human face so often hidden under modern psychological terminology and experience the haunting impact of her friendship with the silent boy. "The author balances humor and generosity with the obstacles and injustice of Katy's world to depict a complete picture of the turn of the century."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Lowry, Lois
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Juvenile Fiction
Label
The Silent Boy
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:744315d0-8f41-40d1-8da8-0645ffa8717f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547344737
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Silent Boy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:744315d0-8f41-40d1-8da8-0645ffa8717f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547344737
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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