The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing

Stories About Sons, Fathers, and Grandfathers

Avi

Book - 2016
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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?"
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763681111
0763681113
Branch Call Number: j AVI 2016
Characteristics: 215 pages ; 21 cm

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AL_SUSAN Sep 26, 2016

The title The Most Important Thing made me think that this would be heartwarming stories about good family relationships. Some stories were hopeful and positive, but most were heartbreaking tales about fathers failing their sons. I felt like this well-written and important message is hitting the wrong audience.

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