Preacher's Boy

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Product Number: 3B179
Released: Oct 05, 2001
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ISBN: #9781428118980
Narrator/s: Johnny Heller
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Willful and high-spirited, exerting his independence at every turn, 10-year-old Robert "Robbie" Burns Hewitt plans to live life to the fullest--because the world is going to end at the turn of the century anyway! The year 1900 is fast approaching. Robbie decides that living by The Ten Commandments, which have been drilled into his head by his preacher father, is not meant for him--since he "ain't got the knack for holiness." On his quest to be his own person, he stirs up trouble daily. Before long, he must choose between the truth and a lie while a man's life hangs in the balance. Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Paterson brings to life Robbie's honest emotions of anger, jealousy and fear, leading him to make a number of disturbing choices. Despite the challenges, Robbie emerges as an engaging character with a good heart.

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Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Narrator(s): Johnny Heller
Product Number C1620
Released: Jan 16, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402514951
eAudio
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Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Narrator(s): Johnny Heller
Product Number Z00532
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449879204
eBook
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Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Product Number EB00032008
Released: Aug 23, 1999
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Publisher: Clarion Books
ISBN: #9780547563107
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Class Set
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Narrator(s): Johnny Heller
Product Number 3L179
Released: Mar 14, 2008
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ISBN: #9781428118997
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Narrator(s): Johnny Heller
Product Number 3C729
Released: Oct 05, 2001
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ISBN: #9781428119000
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Product Number 44521
Released: Oct 05, 2001
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ISBN: #9781419383403
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Author(s): Katherine Paterson
Product Number 13597
Released: Oct 31, 2001
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: #9780064472333

Professional reviews

"As unsettling as the turn of the century may be to the townspeople of Leorardstown in rural Vermont, the turmoil in Robbie Hewitt's own life is even greater. Full of pranks, this 9-year-old is out for adventure with his best friend, Willie Beamer. When he befriends a vagabond and his daughter, Violet, Robbie questions his responsibility towards them and his own faith. In facing up to the consequences of his deeds, Robbie's worldview deepens. Johnny Heller's boyish voice mirrors Robbie's changing moods, light-hearted, consternated, or puzzled. His pacing underscores the emotional intensity of the story with a credible and compassionate performance. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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