River Boy

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Product Number: 43914
Released: Mar 13, 2006
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ISBN: #9781419334290
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Jess and her parents have brought Grandpa back to his boyhood home by the river. Although the old man has recently suffered a heart attack, he insists on this journey. He wants to finish one last painting before he dies. Jess is training to be a long distance swimmer, so when Grandpa is napping, she practices in the river. But soon she starts seeing a presence there--one that is also affecting Grandpa's painting. Who is the boyish figure Jess sees in the river? What does he want her to do? Tim Bowler grew up in a house overlooking an estuary of the Thames. A scholar, translator and writer, he wanted to create a book that would use the river as a spiritual metaphor for the course of life and death. River Boy is a gripping story as well as an invitation to discuss the ways people cope with dying. It was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1998.

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Author(s): Tim Bowler

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Author(s): Tim Bowler
Narrator(s): Christina Moore
Product Number Z2674
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449879594
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Author(s): Tim Bowler
Product Number EB00577169
Released: Sep 25, 2014
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ISBN: #9780689845918
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Author(s): Tim Bowler
Product Number 13607
Released: Nov 28, 2001
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Publisher: McElderry
ISBN: #9780689848049

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