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The Silent Boy *Signed 1st

Lowry, Lois.

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ISBN 10: 0618282319 / ISBN 13: 9780618282319
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003
Used Condition Fine Hard Cover
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A lovely story set in the early 20th century, about precocious ten-year-old Katy and her friendship with Jacob, a mentally disabled boy who has a way with animals. SIGNED and dated the year of publication by the two-time Newbery medalist Lois Lowry. FINE in a FINE dust jacket (mint). Bookseller Inventory # 83060201

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Katy Thatcher was the bright and curious daughter of the town doctor. She 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 prestigious Newbery Medal, acclaimed author Lois Lowry presents a sensitive and moving story of a wide-eyed 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 for themselves the haunting impact of her friendship with the silent boy.

From the Inside Flap: Precocious Katy Thatcher comes to realize what a gentle, silent boy did for his family. He meant to help, not harm. It didn't turn out that way.

"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 20th century."?Publishers Weekly, Starred

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Title: The Silent Boy *Signed 1st

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition; "1" in Number Line.

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