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The Resource The most important thing : stories about sons, fathers and grandfathers, Avi

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

Label
The most important thing : stories about sons, fathers and grandfathers
Title
The most important thing
Title remainder
stories about sons, fathers and grandfathers
Statement of responsibility
Avi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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?"
Member of
Summary
Explores the vital ties between fathers and sons, sharing tales of a boy who seeks to understand the wishes of his father's ghost and a boy who makes surprising discoveries while camping with the eccentric grandfather he just met
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481781
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avi
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL560
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
560
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Grandparent and child
  • Sons
  • Fathers
  • Grandfathers
  • Short stories
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories about sons, fathers, and grandfathers
Label
The most important thing : stories about sons, fathers and grandfathers, Avi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dream catcher -- Kitchen table -- Beat up -- The Amalfi duo -- Going home -- Departed -- Tighty-whities or boxers?
Control code
20633046
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780763681111
Lccn
bl2016012446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The most important thing : stories about sons, fathers and grandfathers, Avi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dream catcher -- Kitchen table -- Beat up -- The Amalfi duo -- Going home -- Departed -- Tighty-whities or boxers?
Control code
20633046
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780763681111
Lccn
bl2016012446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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